Recipe From Russia: Simple Pancakes! (Blini)

Simple pancakes: Blini

* 1 liter milk
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoonful of sugar
* A pinch of salt
* 2 cups flour

“Remember – In Russia pancakes (blini) are thin so the mix is not traditional American style thick!”


Mix all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl (wire-whisk is a good tool to use). Windows to Russia!

Heat a flat-bottom skillet with some pure vegetable oil spread on it! (medium heat)

Pour a ladle of the dough and spread it evenly.

Bake on one side until the dough bubbles, then flip it over and bake the other side.

Pile the ready pancakes (blini) on a flat plate, if desired add a tiny bit of butter on top of every newly baked hot cake.


Pancakes (blini)  in Russia can be folded triangle shaped around ground meat, fish, sausages. hot dogs and or just about anything that catches your fancy.

Best eaten with sour cream, jams and honey. (Yummy for my Tummy!)

Windows to Russia!

Kyle & Svet

comments always welcome.

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Good article.


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Is this best recipe if straight Buckwheat flour is used?

Yes it works fine with just buckwheat. In fact Russians favor buckwheat over just wheat flour. All we do here is substitute buckwheat flour over wheat flour and cook away. like we know what we are doing…


Opa! I was counting on you knowing what you are doing!
Well, I will try this anyway as I you made me hungry…and then you also get blamed if I eat too many..
Spasibo for reply Kyle

Part of cooking is experiments. Nothing new is being cooked if we all do the same old thing. I dislike recipes, but people seem to think they need them. Cooking is an art and must come from the soul. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and replace this with that, is how you discover new recipes. In America, buckwheat was hardly ever used (except in the old days). But in Russia it is plentiful and people use it all the time. Buckwheat is considered better for you. Just as real butter is better, real cream,… Read more »


Yes I looked for simple recipe and yours is that.
I just needed a starting point. After that, I will become more brave and experiment. I am wondering what part rye will do to buckwheat blini.
Btw, very cold for this early here in North Central Oklahoma. Looks like several days of it.
And I think Russia is more real and Americas more fake also.

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