Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crepes or Russian Blini

Tonight is a very proud night for me - I finally mastered Russian blini. Yes, one would think it is very easy to make this Russian staple food. Not me! After years of attempts to replicate my mother's recipe I finally did it and I am excited to share it.


2 cups of milk
1 cup of white flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
canola oil spray
caviar, sour cream, chopped chives and honey for serving


1. In a large bowl beat eggs. Add milk, flour, salt and sugar and mix all ingredients together with a whisk until even and there are no flour clumps.

2. Preheat non-stick regular size pan on medium heat and spray it generously with canola oil spray. Pour almost full ladle of batter into a pan. Swirl the pan to spread the batter evenly. Once you see the ends of the blin (1 crepe) start getting brown, using a spatula flip it and cook on the other side until cooked.

3. Once blin is cooked transfer it to the plate and spread a little bit of butter on top to prevent blini from sticking to each other. Repeat the process. There is no need to spray any more oil if you have a good non-stick pan. If you notice blini to start sticking then use more oil spray. Also, adjust your oven so that blini don't burn. I cooked mine on medium heat.

4. Serve blini with caviar, sour cream and chives or with honey and sour cream.

1 comment:

  1. Всё, сегодня я не выдержу и буду в очередной раз пытаться сделать правильно! :)