Crepes with Three Cheeses

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Crepes or “blinchiki”are very popular in Russian/Ukrainian cuisines.They are very versatile with variety of fillings and are perfect for breakfast,brunch or  served as a dessert at parties or any type of gatherings.

 

 

Crepes with Three Cheese Filling

Ingredients

  • Batter:
  • 2 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 stick butter melted (1/2 cup or 4 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 8 ozs. cream cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup farmers cheese (tvorog)*
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • *you can substitute with mascarpone cheese or cottage cheese(drained)

Instructions

  1. Batter -Combine all the ingredients using a hand blender/mixer.Place the batter in the fridge for at least an1 hour and up to 48 hours.
  2. Filling- In a mixing bowl,beat all the ingredients using a hand/stand mixer.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium-low heat.
  4. Spray with cooking spray or coat with butter.
  5. Pour about half of ladle to the pan and swirl around the pan evenly.
  6. Cook for about 30 seconds and flip.Cook for another 10 seconds.
  7. Spread the filling all over the crepe.
  8. Roll it up and cut it in half.
  9. Melt about 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet.
  10. Add rolled crepes to the skillet.
  11. Saute them until well browned on both sides.
  12. Serve with dollop of sour cream or fresh strawberry sauce.
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Shrimp canapes

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These Shrimp canapes are perfect for appetizer for any party or get together.They are my families  all-time favorite.

 

15-20 pieces of large raw shrimp cut in to pieces.
8 oz. cream cheese at room temp.
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
4 cloves crushed garlic
Shredded  colby jack or any other of your choice.
sliced baguette

Heat oven to 500 degrees.

With a hand mixer, combine cream cheese,mayo,seasoning salt, and garlic.
Spread the mixture on the baguette slices.
Place about 6-7 pieces of shrimps on top.
Sprinkle cheese on top of the shrimps.
Arrange prepared canapes on a baking sheet and place it in the oven.
Bake in the oven for about 8 -10 minutes.

Salmon rolls in phyllo dough

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This is a satisfying and awesome appetizer especially if you’re a seafood lover. Salmon rolls in phyllo dough  are filled with cream cheese and pimentos . I love this appetizer! It’s so delicate and delicious.The outside is crisp and flaky with creamy filling. I made for my sisters bridal shower that is getting married on February 26,2012
Ingredients:

Phyllo dough
1 stick butter melted
Fresh (I like to use wild)fillets of salmon sliced into 1/2 inch strips
cream cheese
1 jar of  diced pimentos(red sweet pepper)
white pepper
salt
dry dill

Directions:
Heat oven to 400 degrees

Unroll the phyllo dough sheets.
Spread some melted butter with a brush all over the sheet.
Place second sheet on top and repeat with butter.
Place salmon strips on the edge of the phyllo dough.
With your hand take  some cream cheese and form it into a strip,and place it on top or by salmon.
Add Pimentos along the line.
Sprinkle with little bit of white pepper and salt.
Roll it up,brush on some melted butter on top and sprinkle with dry dill.
Repeat the steps for the rest of the rolls.
Bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes or so.

Salmon rolls in phyllo dough with cream cheese and Pimentos

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • Phyllo dough
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • Fresh (I like to use wild)fillets of salmon sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • cream cheese
  • 1 jar of diced pimentos(red sweet pepper)
  • white pepper
  • salt
  • dry dill

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Unroll the phyllo dough sheets.
  4. Spread some melted butter with a brush all over the sheet.
  5. Place second sheet on top and repeat with butter.
  6. Place salmon strips on the edge of the phyllo dough.
  7. With your hand take some cream cheese and form it into a strip,and place it on top or by salmon.
  8. Add Pimentos along the line.
  9. Sprinkle with little bit of white pepper and salt.
  10. Roll it up,brush on some melted butter on top and sprinkle with dry dill.
  11. Repeat the steps for the rest of the rolls.
  12. Bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes or so.
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