I had panini del Monte Cristo with a dollop of strawberry preserves, and a big glass of Ovaltine.
A blintz is, basically, a stuffed crepe. So make crepes, or buy frozen crepes, place a couple of tablespoons of strawberry cream cheese filling (see below) in the center, fold crepe over filling, then brown on both sides in a frying pan with melted butter. Serve with warm strawberry compote poured over the top.
Strawberry Ceam Cheese Blintz Filling
1 cup diced strawberries
1/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 cup cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 egg yolk
Place strawberries in saucepan with brandy and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes. Beat together cheeses, butter and sugar until creamy. Add sour cream and egg yolk and mix well. Drain strawberries and add to cream mixture.
No one asked, but I am sure they will, so
My Lady's Kiss
Two 12 oz wine goblets
1 12-ounce can Kern's strawberry nectar
1 bottle Ballatore Spumante Rosso
Thick strawberry slices
Divide strawberry nectar between two goblets. Pour Spumante Rosso directly down center of nectar until glass is almost full. Garnish with strawberry slice(es).
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