Blini are enjoyed during Mardi Gras time Russians & Ukrainians have a celebration before Great Lent called Maslenitsa
These Yeasted Blini can be enjoyed in just a couple hours & they're easy to make!
Traditionally they have savory fillings, but can be enjoyed with Sweet as well.
Serve them any way you'd enjoy crepes.
They have a deeper, earthier flavor because of yeast which makes them stand out.
3 cups whole milk
1 tsp flaky salt
1 cup water
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 stick of butter
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
Green and/or Red Onions
Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche
Melted clarified butter
Add warmed water & milk to mixing bowl (Heated to 110-113 degrees F. (43-45 C.)
Add Active Dry Yeast & Sugar.
Give it a Quick stir.
Let sit 10-15 mins. (I give it 15 if it's a cold day)
After Proofing, add salt, eggs & Wheat flour, stir till smooth, no big lumps, then add melted butter.
Place bowl in a warm spot, covered with clean towel for 1 hr.
After 1 hour, your batter is ready to cook
Pre-heat crepe pan to medium high. Once heated quickly butter pan and pour about 1/3 cup batter and swirl.
Once edges browned and top looks dry, you're ready to flip! (Make sure to unstick edges and check that it'll move before flipping) Cook 2nd side until golden (less time than 1st side)
Repeat steps steps until you've used up all the batter. The recipe will make about 24 Blini.
Stack Blini & keep warm till ready to serve. If freezing batch, place parchment paper between blini.