The Disney Moms reader, Theresa, asks, “Is there anywhere else on WDW that bintzes are offered for breakfast besides the Contemporary”
This question actually stumped quite a few of “The Disney Moms!” None of us had even heard of bintzes. Since none of us had actually eaten the blintzes, we had to turn to the internet to find the answer and this is what we were able to find. After a bit of research we found that a cheese blintz is a “filled, egg-based pancake, originating with the Russian blin. The pancake for blintzes is similar in texture and flavor to French crepes or Russian blini. In the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition, blintzes can be either sweet (filled with cheese or fruit) or savory (filled with meat, potatoes, or salty cheese).” We also found that cheese blintzes are served at several places on Walt Disney World property.
According to several Disney blogs and discussion boards, we found that in addition to Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort, they can be found at Tusker House in Animal Kingdom, Cape May at the Beach Club Resort and 1900 Park Fare at The Grand Floridian Resort.
The Tusker House version, according to a post on DisBoards, are citrus/lemon flavored. I’ve also found that the blintzes served at 1900 Park Fare are not always on the menu. I don’t know if it’s a seasonal option or not, but when they are served, you can find them in the “hot buffet” area. They are served at times at the Cape May Cafe as part of the character breakfast buffet. Again, this may be seasonal since they are not always on the menu.
If you want to try making your own cheese blintzes at home, here is a recipe from food.com!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
additional butter (for pan)
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup farmer cheese, soft or 1 cup softened cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
strawberry jam or preserves
1) Use an electric mixer to blend together all the crêpe ingredients (except the butter for the pan) in a large bowl. Blend just until smooth. The batter will be very thin.
2) Combine the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and mix by hand. Keep the filling nearby.
3) Preheat a 10-inch frying pan over medium heat. (This size pan tapers to about 8 inches at the bottom.) When the pan is hot, add about ½ teaspoon butter.
4) When the butter has melted, pour 1/3 cup batter into the pan. Swirl the batter so that it entirely coats the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1½ to 2 minutes or until golden brown on one side.
5) Use a spatula to lift an edge of the crêpe. Grab it with your finger, slip the spatula underneath, and quickly flip it over. Cook for another 1½ minutes or until a bit lighter shade of brown than the first side, and then slide it out of the pan. Repeat with the rest of the batter and stack the finished crepes on top of each other to keep them warm.
6) Heat the cheese filling in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. When ready to fill the crêpes, place each crepe, dark side down, on a plate. Pour 2 to 3 Tablespoons of cheese filling across the center of the crêpe. Fold the sides in and turn the entire blintz over (to hide the seam) onto a serving plate.
7) Serve 2 to 3 blintzes on each plate with one dollop of sour cream and two of strawberry preserves. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I hope this helps in planning your next breakfast meal with cheese blintzes at Walt Disney World!