These bite-sized cushions are the perfect receptacles for sour cream topped with glistening caviar or salmon curls.
¾ cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
¾ cup buckwheat or wholewheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
⅓ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
Sour cream or crème fraîche
Caviar or smoked salmon
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and milk.
In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk again.
Heat a non-stick frying pan and grease well with the butter.
Pour 1 tablespoon of batter per blini onto the pan and cook for 11/2 minutes till bubbles appear around the edges Flip over and cook the other side as well.
Cook 4 or 5 blini at a time, greasing the pan with butter each time.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche, and topped with caviar or a thin roll of smoked salmon and a sprig of dill.
Makes 48 blini
Note: You can also make thin crêpes with the batter and top with sour cream, honey or jam.
Category : Appetiser
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
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Recipe Provider: Rita D’souza