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Russin Blinis topped with sour cream, caviar and salmon

Russian Blinis

Russian Blinis topped with sour cream and caviar are the perfect way to start any meal!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 45 Blinis
Calories 33kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine



  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk warm
  • 2 eggs separated


  • 1/2 cup sour cream or crème fraiche
  • 1/4 cup caviar or salmon roe
  • 8 oz. smoked salmon



  • In a bowl, combine flours, yeast and salt.
  • Add warm milk and egg yolks. Whisk until smooth.
  • Cover with a tea towel.
  • Let rest for about 1 hour in a warm place.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in meringue, using a whisk.
  • In a lightly buttered skillet, pour a little batter at a time to form small pancakes, about 2-inches in diameter.
  • Cook for about 1 minute or until small holes form at the surface of the batter.
  • Turn blini over and cook for about 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining batter.


  • Garnish each blini with ½ teaspoon of sour cream and ¼ teaspoon of fish roe and/ or smoked salmon.
  • Serve blinis at room temperature with some chilled vodka or champagne


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 34mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg