hese little pancakes are just as great with chopped, hard-boiled eggs as they are with fancy caviar.
Blinis make a great party dish served with soured cream and smoked salmon. Make batches of them as they freeze well. Blinis are yeasted pancakes, traditionally from Russia, and made from buckwheat flour and served with caviar.
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons buckwheat or rye flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 large egg, separated
- 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, plus more for cooking
- Sour cream
- Dill fronds
- Caviar (optional)
How to Make It !!
In a bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk in the milk and the egg yolk. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until it holdS soft peaks. Gently fold the egg white into the batter until combined. Fold the 2 tablespoons melted butter into the batter.
In a large heavy cast iron or non-stick skillet, heat about 1/2 tablespoon of butter over medium heat until hot. Working in batches, spoon level 1 tablespoons of the batter (about 6 at a time) into the skillet and cook until bubbly and dry on top, about 1 minute. Flip the blini and cook until golden on the bottoms, about 45 seconds more. Transfer the blini to a serving platter and repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve the blini with sour cream, dill, and caviar, if using.