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