How To Make Blinis
How To Make Blinis
Blinis Recipe. Blinis are traditional Russian pancakes made with caviar - a great substitute for those canapés you may be fed up of seeing. Savour our Blinis recipe.
Step 1: You will need
- 5 g fresh yeast
- 60 ml warm water
- 120 ml milk
- 120 g flour
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 egg whites, whipped
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch sugar
- 30 g butter melted
- 60 ml vegetable oil for frying
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tbsp caviar
- 1 tbsp chives, chopped
- 1 frying pan
- 1 spatula
- 2 bowls
- 1 whisk
- 1 spoon
- 1 tray
- cling film
Step 2: Prepare the yeast
Put the yeast into the water, mix it up and leave it to stand for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Make the batter
To a large bowl and add the flour, sugar, salt and milk. Give the yeast mixture a quick stir and pour it into the bowl. Add the melted butter and finally the egg yolks.
Mix the ingredients together until well combined. Cover tightly with cling film and leave for about an hour to rise.
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A useful tip! - Don't leave it for longer than an hour as the blinis will taste fermented.
Step 5: Make the blini
Give the egg whites another quick whisk and add them to the batter. Using the whisk, gently combine.
Step 6: Fry the blini
Place the frying pan over a medium heat and add a little vegetable oil.
Take a spoonful of batter and slowly pour it into the pan to create a small pancake. Add more spoonfuls to the pan - you can fry between 4-6 at a time.
When the blinis start to bubble and look dry, use the spoon and the spatula together to turn them over and cook for a further 20 seconds.
Transfer them onto a tray while you cook the next batch and continue in this way until you have used all the batter.
Step 7: Add the topping and serve
To present the bilinis, first spoon a generous helping of sour cream on top of each one. Next, add a small spoonful of caviar and finally top with a sprinkle of chopped chives and they are ready to serve!
You can make the blinis ahead of time and warm them in the oven, and also vary the toppings as you wish - why not try them with smoked salmon and creamed cheese?