Today’s recipe is a twist on a traditional Jewish food. Blintzes are usually served as part of a dinner. My Aunt Bonnie has a recipe for a mini version of these cheese-filled treats that is OUT OF THIS WORLD. They’re really NOT good for you. In fact, they’re flat out bad for you.

Most recently, she served them at her annual Break Fast (the meal that ‘breaks the fast’ after Yom Kippur) last weekend. I’m not going to lie and say that Mr. Hillman’s Helpings and I didn’t eat half of them…



Cut off the crust of 2 loaves of white bread. Roll out each slice until thin.

Combine 2-8 oz. packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar, two egg yolks and 3/4 tbs of vanilla extract. Blend with a hand mixer.

Spread mixture on each slice of bread thinly and tightly roll up each slice. Cut into 1.5 inch pieces (about the size of a mini hot dog).

Melt 2 sticks of butter or margarine. Dip each mini blintz in the butter and roll it in cinnamon sugar (you can find prepared cinnamon sugar in the spice aisle of the grocery store). Place the blintzes on a cookie sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

If you want to make these babies ahead, lay them on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen individually, you can put them in a plastic freezer bag until you are ready to eat them. Heat as directed above.

They taste like small pieces of heaven!

I hope you enjoyed Hillman’s Helpings!


Lauren Hillman
Hillman’s Helpings