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knitterbetty Jul 6, 2009 07:01 AM

I'm making cheese blintzes for a small lunch party. Any suggestions as to what to serve with it? I soup appropriate? How about fruit salad for dessert? Any suggestions about interesting toppings for the blintzes? thanks.

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  1. todao RE: knitterbetty Jul 6, 2009 07:36 AM

    I sometimes blend high quality fruit preserves with sour cream as a topping for blintzes using a ratio that's greater on the preserves side than the sour cream side. Caramel sauce works with some cheeses also.
    A fruit compote and a quality medium bodied red or white wine.
    I wouldn't serve soup, except perhaps for a gazpacho or vichyssoise, with cheese blintzes. Depends on the variety of cheese and the topping. Neither gazpacho nor vichyssoise would pair well with fruit based toppings and fruit compote.

    1. chef chicklet RE: knitterbetty Jul 6, 2009 07:55 AM

      I haven't heard much about cheese blintzes, but they do sound yummy.
      What about a 3 mushroom soup or tomato? I think fruit salad sound perfect.

      A nice topping for your cheese blitzes could be a pesto based drizzle, or perhaps a zucchini and tomato saute with basil?

      Would you tell me are you baking the blintzes? I'd love your recipe.

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        veggielover RE: knitterbetty Jul 6, 2009 11:44 AM

        You could serve some smoked fish and dark breads. I have served a ratatouille or other mixed vegetable casseroles that one could add some white beans for more substance. If you don't serve a mixed vegetable casserole, you could serve a hot or cold vegetable soup. A fruit salad sounds great for dessert. You could also serve some simple vegetable salads like cucumber or shredded carrot salads.

        1. Boccone Dolce RE: knitterbetty Jul 6, 2009 04:19 PM

          Sweet?
          Cherry or Blueberry sauce for me, please.

          Savory?
          I'm not sure- I love the fruity topped kind!

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            toveggiegirl RE: knitterbetty Jul 6, 2009 07:23 PM

            You might find this thread (where someone posed the same question) helpful.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623048

            I think that a variety of fresh, seasonal fruit toppings would be nice (eg. raspberry coulis), as well as some sour cream.

            If you want a soup, perhaps a cold cherry soup?

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              knitterbetty RE: toveggiegirl Jul 6, 2009 08:03 PM

              Thanks So much, I did find it very helpful. I'm going to do the watermelon salad which I make all the time, I'm making a three berry fruit sauce as well. thanks to others for their suggestions, too.

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