Russia’s Caviar Blini…

Since Russians love caviar so much and I posted about caviar a few days ago, I decided to give you a favorite recipes amongst the Russians. Russians adore caviar on their pancakes. Now remember pancakes are called blini in Russia! so lets make a Russian treat…

2 large Eggs
50g/2oz Buckwheat Flour
25g/1oz Plain Flour
60ml/2fl.oz. Beer (I remove the beer and add 2oz more milk to the recipe. Sveta and I do not like alcohol…)
2 tbsp Milk
A pinch of Salt
Vegetable Oil for shallow pan frying
175g/6oz. Red/Black/Pink Caviar (What ever “floats your boat” and flavor!)
600ml/20fl.oz. Sour Cream

1. Place the buckwheat and plain flour in large mixing and mix well.
2. Place the eggs, beer and milk in a measuring jug, whisk together then gradually add to the flour, beating well until you have a smooth batter.
3. Heat enough oil in a large frying pan to just cover the bottom and once hot, tablespoons some of the batter into the oil making sure they are spaced apart. You’ll probably only be able to cook 3 or 4 at a time.
4. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
5. Serve topped with a spoonful of sour cream and garnish with lots of caviar.

Remember the correct way to make these cakes is to use beer and please do if you desire. I just removed it to show how I make them…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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