Blinis are small Russian buckwheat pancakes, that are traditionally served with smoked salmon, caviar and sour cream. They are delicious served for breakfast with champagne – as only the Russians can do! Smoked salmon is out and Oscar would never go for caviar, but blinis can be served with many other toppings. I prefer to have them as a savoury dish, but that concept was lost on Oscar and he had his “pancakes” with maple syrup and banana. Not what I was aiming for but at least he ate them. Made with buckwheat they are gluten-free and I made these with rice milk so they are also dairy-free. The original recipe came from BBC Good Food.
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Blinis (Russian Buckwheat Pancakes)
|Prep time||2 hours|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours, 10 minutes|
|Allergy / Intolerance||Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat|
|Suitable for||Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Savoury Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
For the blinis:
- 1/2 teaspoon Lowan's Instant Dried yeast
- 125ml rice milk (warm)
- 75g buckwheat flour (115 ml)
- 1 egg (separated)
- pinch salt
- Sunflower oil (for cooking)
- Cream cheese or sour cream mixed with finely chopped spring onions, parsley or chives
- Fried preservative-free bacon
- Preservative-free ham
- Real Deli Chicken (Refer to recipe)
- Sliced cooked FAILSAFE sausage (Refer to recipe)
- Mayonnaise (Refer to recipe)
- Any kind of dip (Refer to recipes)
- Sliced cooked chicken
Low Chemical, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
This recipe makes 7 or 8 blinis that are pikelet size, but you can make them smaller.
I've suggested a number of toppings, but you can use anything that takes your fancy. Here are the links to the recipes mentioned above: FAILSAFE Sausages, Mayonnaise, Real Deli Chicken and dips.
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