Apple, Cheese and Sultana Blintzes

by Leah Halmagyi


  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cups almond milk
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1¼ cups plain flour
  • cooking oil spray
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ¼ cup palinka
  • 4 Granny smith apples, peeled and finely diced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 500g cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • honey, cinnamon sugar and crème fraiche, to serve


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6

1 Combine the eggs, almond milk, caster sugar, salt and vanilla bean seeds in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the flour, whisk well, then refrigerate for 1 hour. Sprinkle a non-stick frying pan with cooking oil spray, set over a moderate heat, then ladle in ¼ cup batter, swirling to coat. Cook for 1 minutes, flip, then cook for 1 more minute. Repeat with the remaining batter.
2 Put the sultanas and palinka in a small saucepan and simmer for 2 minutes. Mix with the apples and lemon juice. Combine the cottage cheese and icing sugar, and drain in a fine sieve for 5 minutes to remove excess moisture. Spoon 1 Tbsp cottage cheese mix and 1 Tbsp apple mixture in the centre of a crepe, fold in the sides, then roll up. Repeat with the remaining crepes and filling.
3 Place the butter in a large non-stick frying pan set over a moderate heat, add the filled crepes and cook for 4 minutes, turning once. Serve with honey, cinnamon sugar and crème fraiche.