Strawberry-Lemon Yoghurt Blintzes

Yes, I know that I’m American and American’s don’t spell yoghurt with an “H.” But, good golly. Sometimes I like the olde English spelling so much better. I contribute this to the fact that I’m fairly certain I was supposed to be born British. Or Canadian. I have no proof for this other than my absurd desire to spell things with extra letters and live on beachfront property in Prince Edward Island.  What other proof does one need?

Do you ever take a good long look at your life and wonder how you got to where you are? And wish you could be a billion other things? And feel in that self same moment shocked and amazed at how blessed your life has turned out? And feel a desire to change everything and stay exactly the same all at once? This has been me for several months straight. My friend Jamica says it’s the thirties. This age and stage of finding your way comfortably into your skin. I hope she’s right. I hope she’s wrong. I hope to high heaven I can make up my mind one of these days.

Of course, if I’d been born Canadian as I was supposed to have been, all of this would make plenty of sense. I’d know how to properly spell words, I’d eat poutine once weekly, and spend my days hanging laundry from my seaside porch in flowy pyjamas.

The conclusion to my wonderings, it seems, is not to focus on where I’ve been. There’s no sense in changing a story that’s been lived and written and carried me to today. Not that I’d want to change it.  Because today I gathered four kids and a nice husband around a cheery breakfast table. We prayed a welcome to our Easter morning. Ate warm strawberry blintzes. Unwrapped a plethora of surprises. It was a splendid today.

But, I peek into tomorrow and wonder if I should pay heed to quiet yearnings in my soul.  I wonder if we should change schools, move to bigger cities, travel to far distant lands.  I wonder if leaving what we have would equal a wistful absence or make space for new, yet undiscovered marvels.  I’m realizing more and more the power we have to shape our own stories. And I wonder. Is it the story that matters? Or is it the contentment with wherever your story leads you?

And, would yoghurt blintzes taste better in the ocean air of PEI?

Secret: I kinda think they would.

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Strawberry Lemon Yoghurt Blintzes

These heavy, custard-like pancakes are simple to prepare and easy to wrap around a slew of your favorite fillings. With strawberries being quite on sale this week, we made a lemon-kissed yoghurt filling then topped it with heaps of fresh-sliced berries. The meal was light and fanciful. Just the sort of way everyday should begin.

Ingredients:

FOR THE BLINTZES:
4 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

FOR THE FILLING:
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup
zest of 1 lemon

FOR THE FRESH STRAWBERRY SYRUP:
1 pint strawberries, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Directions:

FOR THE BLINTZES:
Combine all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Heat a nonstick cooking pan or cast-iron skillet to medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour a 6-inch circle of batter into the hot skillet. Cook as you would a pancake, until golden brown. Flip and cook the opposite side until golden brown.

FOR THE FILLING:
In an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream until light and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until well mixed. Spoon into the center of the blintzes. Top with Fresh Strawberry Syrup & enjoy!

FOR THE FRESH STRAWBERRY SYRUP:
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon over yoghurt-filled bintzes. Enjoy!

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25 Responses to “Strawberry-Lemon Yoghurt Blintzes”

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    Jessica on April 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm Reply

    Your recipes are so timely for me right now! Just yesterday, I asked my hubby if he’s had a blintze before and he said no…so I will be making these for him :) Thanks!

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    Ceska on April 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Hi there. I really appreciate the points you made. I don’t think I’ve actually thought about it in that way. I can really appreciate how you approached the subject matter and what you said really gave me a new perspective. Thanks for taking the time to write this all out

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    youtube EFT on April 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Just by imagining having this food in my mouth really gets me excited. The strawberry and honey combination really blows my world away! Thank you for this post

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    Katrina on April 25, 2011 at 3:07 am Reply

    This looks wonderful. I’m kind of in love! lol

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    marla on April 25, 2011 at 6:59 am Reply

    You crack me up!! I always want to spell “color” “colour” makes me feel oh so British. Really. These blintzes look great. Love the yogurt/whipped cream combo.

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 10:44 am

      I know, huh? Colour is waaay better than color!

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    Meghan @ Cupcakes with Sprinkles on April 25, 2011 at 7:06 am Reply

    I have never heard of these before. I will have to try them, they look so good!

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    Cookbook Queen on April 25, 2011 at 8:33 am Reply

    Okay, so I’ve decided that we’re soul sisters. I LOVE faaaancy spelling (it’s my favourite–get it?) and I’m dying for a big ol’ plate of pountine.

    And these blintzes…mmmm…

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 10:44 am

      Well then. Soul sisters it is. Fouerever. :)

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    Jennifer (Savor) on April 25, 2011 at 11:39 am Reply

    First of all, make me breakfast. Secondly, I am not sharing you with other soul sistas but chums (see, antoher british worsd) are cool. haha. Thirdly, did Marla tell you what she said to me on the phone about us?

    oh and wait, there is this cool beach on the RI/CT shore that is perfect for reflecting. Just sayin ;)

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

      A reflecting beach? How could I refuse?! ;)

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    Nina on April 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm Reply

    I flunked a spelling bee because I spelled gray with an e. All good Agatha Christie books spelled it as grey! It sounds like I digress but my fabulous grandma had me read Agatha Christie novels and she made me blintzes. She was the best. Thanks for a good memory lane trip.

    My 30′s were lovely and by the time I hit 41 I knew what changes I wanted to make. It will come, give it time.

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

      Oh, I love thinking that 41 will bring resolution! Six years to go. Eek!

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    Amy Allen on April 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm Reply

    I think everything would taste better on PEI. I have such a strong secret desire to live there that I named our 3rd daughter Anne (with an E of course). Thinking perhaps that would give me enough of a connection with Green Gables, all tucked away in my heart, that I would magically be transported to the island of my dreams. This whimsical wish of mine perhaps keeps me from being truly happy where I am. I dream of English moors, French countrysides, meadows rolling to meet the Atlantic ocean, all whilst living with no television or internet and finding my family nestled in an old cottage. Cozy fires, windswept hair, and hand-me down aprons. *sigh* My suburban life just can’t compete with my dreams.

    So do I move in search of it? Do I take my 13 year old daughter, who has no such fanciful desire, and uproot her and her siblings from suburbia in order to fulfill my secret wishes to wake up to ocean air and blintzes served on my great grandmother’s dishes? I just don’t know.

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

      Well, of course you do. Because the real estate is cheap in PEI. And, of course, the kids would find they love it as much as you do. How could anyone turn down red roads and ocean sand littered with seashells for suburbia and strip malls? :)

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    Alyssa on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 pm Reply

    Hi! I don;t know if you’d want to but I have a linky party going on at my blog called a Themed Baker’s Sunday and this weeks theme is lemons! It’d be awesome if you linked this recipe or another lemony deliciousness!! Hope to see you there!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/04/themed-bakers-sunday-2.html

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

      Oooh fun! Thanks for the heads up!

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    cooking rookie on April 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm Reply

    These blintzes look amazing! I made some recently too, but I used farmers cheese as a filling, I think yours would taste much lighter and tangier, with that greek yogurt! Great idea and beautiful photos :-)

    • Brooke replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

      But, farmers cheese?! I’m sold.

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    Kendra on April 26, 2011 at 9:01 am Reply

    Brooke – I’m in my 40s and having the exact same thoughts right now. I think it’s more the ages of your children rather than your age. I wouldn’t change the blessings I’ve had but I’ve been feeling like it’s time for a change for awhile now. Maybe if I make these delicious Strawberry – Lemon Yoghurt Blintzes the answers will come more easily.

    • Brooke replied: — April 26th, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

      Oh, you lovely. Thanks for sharing. It’s nice to know I’m not the only “itchy” one out there. ;)

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    Jessica on April 29, 2011 at 7:52 am Reply

    Just made these and they are divine. Definitely makes a morning special. Thank you!

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    Jessica on June 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm Reply

    I live in Canada. Not PEI sadly, but I do live on a quaint little island. I wouldn’t leave for anything in the world (except for a little shopping trip in Seattle, maybe). And yes, words are better with extra letters. These are amazing! All the best tastes of summer wrapped up into one perfect meal :)

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