There are many recipes for the batter but in the end, it's like Dessert Crepes.
Ingredients for Batter:
1 1/2 cups Milk
1 cup Flour (I used unbleached)
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Melted Butter
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Mix really well. Make sure, if using a mixer, to scrape the bottom of the bowl a few times so that no flour clumps on the bottom.
A tip I learned from a French friend years ago, allow the batter to sit at room temperature for 1/2 an hour to an hour. In a medium sized frying pan, heat one tablespoon of oil and pour in a couple of tablespoons of batter. Immediately, twist pan around to evenly distribute batter. Heat until lightly golden brown (I constantly overcook them slightly, oops, I'm a Busy Mommy!) on one side.
I love the French saying "The first crepe goes to the dogs" since the first one absorbs the most oil and just doesn't quite turn out right...
Ingredients for Cheese Filling:
1 1/2 cups White Cheese (Farmers Cheese, Ricotta, or very dry Cottage Cheese)
1 Egg Yolk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Sugar
Zest from an Orange (or Lemon, if you like)
Mix all ingredients together.
On the browned side of the crepes, smear filling as thick as you like. I usually do about one tablespoon.
Roll either into a burrito style shape or fold into a quarter.
At this point, you can set them aside with plastic wrap for later. Or you can brown slightly on each side and serve.
You can drizzle with fruit syrup, if you like, or sprinkle with powdered sugar. I buy mine from the local ethnic store (a Polish brand for about $3-4 for 1 Liter), which we also sometimes drizzle on ice cream, other desserts, mix into beer or other drinks, or dissolve into water for a different drink.
I cannot really tell you how much Sugar to use, since, according to my Babcia (and I agree), it depends on the cheese and how you like it. I used Ricotta cheese and 4 tablespoons of Powdered Sugar. Granulated Sugar can also be used.
I love the Polish language. My Babcia in telling me her recipe, said "Żółtko" (pronounced Zoo-TKOh, and meaning Egg Yolk), which always makes me think of "Złoto" (pronounced Zuoh-Toh, and meaning Gold).
Don't worry, a recipe for Vanilla Sugar will be coming soon.
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