Rating: 4.75 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I love these bite-sized pancakes because they make perfect appetizers. Top blini with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, or even caviar. Add a sprig of dill and they are sure to impress. My children also love eating these plain too!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.

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  • Whisk 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk, egg, and 1 tablespoon melted butter together in a separate bowl. Mix into the flour mixture until batter is fully combined.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Drop batter, 1 tablespoon at a time, onto the heated skillet. Cook until bubbles form, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until brown, about 1 minute more. Lay on plate lined with a paper towel to help soak up excess butter. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

Buckwheat flour can be substituted for 1/3 cup of the all-purpose flour for a more traditional taste.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 44mg; sodium 358.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2019
I found this recipe to be good. I did end up adding more milk (maybe a cup) and a little bit of sugar. But with those two additions it was just like my mother's recipe from Russia. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2019
I found this recipe to be good. I did end up adding more milk (maybe a cup) and a little bit of sugar. But with those two additions it was just like my mother's recipe from Russia. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2020
Batter was a little thin - had to add some extra flour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2020
Easy to make and so delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2020
Perfect fast recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2019
DELICIOUS...... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
Batter was easy to make and great consistency when cooking in the pan. The first few were cooking in too much butter so will use less next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2021
These turned out perfectly, nice and thin and a little chewy. The ONLY thing I’m going to do differently next time is less than a tablespoon of batter per blini - these were a little larger than the perfect canapé mouthful I was looking for, coming out at about 2 1/2” to 3” across. I served as part of a fancy brunch topped with creme fraiche, caviar, smoked salmon, dill. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2021
My wife and I made these and were very pleased with the results. Using buckwheat flour gave a slight nutty flavor and was authentic. I have been to a reception where instead of smoked salmon or caviar, thinly sliced rare roast beef with a horseradish cream was equally delicious. Read More