Baked Ricotta Blintzes with Fresh Cherry Sauce
The Northeast may be blanketed with snow, but that doesn't mean we can't eat like it's summer. Track down some cherries, vanilla, and the best ricotta you can get your hands on, and treat yourself and some friends to these sweet breakfast treats.
The blintz (which is only one name for it) originated in central Europe — around Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia — however, countless renditions of stuffed and folded "pancakes" have been eaten around the world for centuries. And after you taste them, it's easy to see why. What's not to like: a paper thin blanket of flour and eggs wrapped around a silky vanilla-ricotta filling, which are then baked or fried, and finally dusted with powdered sugar and a drizzle of fresh fruit syrup.