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Marika’s Blini

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

These light, half-dollar-size buckwheat pancakes are a staple of weddings, funerals, and holidays in Russia. In New York’s Brighton Beach, platters of blini, with melted butter, or fresh farmer’s cheese or sour cream, caviar and smoked fish toppings are served at the Russian nightclubs that crowd the area. They make a wonderful hors d’oeuvre or first course.

Makes50 blini

CostInexpensive

Moderate

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCocktail Party

Recipe Coursehors d'oeuvre, hot appetizer

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Mealbrunch, dinner

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturebuttery, creamy

Type of Dishcanape/crostini

Ingredients

  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 envelopes active dry yeast
  • ½ cup lukewarm water (105° to 115°F)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ pound (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

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