Now is the time to get out that jar of caviar!
This started out as a way of using up pancake batter (it doesn’t keep because of the raw eggs). But now I think I prefer the salty savoury taste of blini. Good for a weekend brunch or evening snack.
- Ingredients: 3 parts fresh american pancake batter (see the recipe here), 1 part yoghurt, sliced smoked fish, lemon.
- Alternative ingredients: sour cream, caviar/salmon eggs, pickle, horseradish
Add plain yoghurt to fresh american pancake batter (3 parts batter to one part yoghurt) and gently amalgamate. Spoon into an oiled non-stick pan on a medium heat. Try to aim for a 4-5 cm disc. Cook for a couple of minutes on one side or until bubbles have formed. Then carefully flip over onto the other side for about a minute until cooked. Turn out onto a warm plate and make another one. Keep going until you have finished the batter.
- Assembly: top each blini with a dob of yoghurt or sour cream, a roll of smoked salmon or trout, black pepper and a slice of lemon (or any other garnish). Maybe a glass of something fizzy?