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Blini canapés – for Christmas season

Blinis are Russian salty pancakes which are normally made off buckwheat and wheat flour and served with sour cream, caviar and finely chopped onion. Of course you can use your own salty favourites for blinis.

I (or actually my friend) found this recipe for blinis. In this recipe blinis are baked in oven tray; much easier way to prepare those for parties for many people than frying them in a pan one by one. I modified the recipe a bit and from under you find my version. I served these lovely blini canapés with lemon sour cream, fresh shrimps, salmon caviar and red onion. These were super tasty and I highly recommend these for any Christmas occasion you might have.

Blinis (for one oven tray):

7 dl milk

2 dl natural yoghurt

25 grams fresh yeast

2 dl buckwheat flour

2 dl wheat flour

1, 5 tea spoons salt

3 eggs

50 grams melted butter

1. Warm milk and yoghurt to 37 celcius.

2. Melt yeast to milk-mixture.

3. Add flours and salt, mix well and let the dough rest about 1 hour under a kitchen towel in room temperature. Note! Check that you have big enough bowl, dough rises a lot.

4. Set oven to 200 celsius.

5. After one hour, add eggs and half of the melted butter to the dough and mix well.

6. Pour the dough to oven tray that is covered with baking paper. Bake about 30 minutes (or until golden brown) in the center of oven.

7. Take away from oven and brush the surface with the rest of the melted butter. Let it cool down before cutting into pieces and adding toppings.

Lemon sour cream

3 dl of sour cream

1 table spoon lemon juice

grated zest of one lemon

3 table spoons chopped dill

0,25 tea spoons salt

hint of black pepper

1. Mix all ingredients together and place into fridge until you will add toppings to blinis.

To top:

about 200 grams shrimps without peels

50 grams salmon caviar

about half of a red onion chopped

dill or other fresh herbs for garnish

 

Add lemon sour cream on top of the blinis and place the toppings on top. Serve blini canapés with sparkling wine and enjoy with friends.

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