A super canapé for an elegant brunch or dinner party. Light buckwheat blinis are topped with a classic combo of smoked salmon, sour cream and fresh dill. Start the blinis early because they need a few hours to rise.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 mins
additional:
3 hrs 5 mins
total:
3 hrs 39 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 blini
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve yeast in warm milk in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes. Stir in buckwheat flour and sugar; cover with a towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

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  • Whisk all-purpose flour, eggs, heavy whipping cream, sour cream, and salt into buckwheat mixture until smooth batter forms. Cover with a towel and let stand until batter is frothy and doubled in volume again, about 2 hours.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over high heat. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto skillet; cook until small bubbles rise to the top and edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until evenly browned on other side, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.

  • Top each blini with 1 salmon strip, a teaspoon-sized dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of dill.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 21.7mg 7% DV; sodium 75.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition