Traditional cheese blintzes topped with blackberry compote
|Place of origin||Eastern Europe, Israel, other countries with a significant remaining Jewish population|
|Created by||Ashkenazi Jewish community of Central and Eastern Europe|
|Serving temperature||Hot, traditionally with sour cream or fruit compote|
|Main ingredients||Flour, water, milk, egg, kosher salt, sugar, traditionally filled with farmer's cheese, or also cottage cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, or fruit. Fried in butter, cooking oil, or margarine. For Passover, matzo meal is used instead of flour.|
A blintz (Hebrew: חֲבִיתִית; Yiddish: בלינצע) is a rolled filled pancake of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, similar to a crepe or Russian blini.
Traditional blintzes are filled with sweetened cheese, sometimes with the addition of raisins. They are served on Shavuot.
The word blintz in English comes from the Yiddish word בלינצע or blintse, coming from a Slavic word блинец [blin-yets] meaning pancake.
Like the knishes, blintzes represent foods that are now considered typically Jewish, and exemplify the changes in foods that Jews adopted from their Christian neighbors.