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6 Sochi-Inspired Recipes

Celebrate the Winter Games with these traditional Russian recipes.


These Russian crepes are thin pancakes that are often served with savory toppings, like caviar, minced onion, chopped eggs, or smoked salmon.

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1/3 cup buckwheat flour
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup warm, low-fat milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg
Nonstick cooking spray
Optional toppings: chopped eggs, smoked salmon, minced onion


1. In a mixing bowl, combine buckwheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the warm milk. Gently mix until smooth.
2. Stir in the melted butter and egg.
3. Prepare a sauté pan with nonstick cooking spray and add batter 1 tablespoon at a time. Cook over medium heat until bubbles begin to form on the blini. Flip and cook for about 1 minute more, until lightly browned. Repeat until all of the batter is used.
4. Serve topped with your toppings of choice.

Makes: 18 blini



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