Recipe by evelyn/athens
Not like a pancake at all but solid fruit, lightly bound together with a bit of batter. This is what they say about this recipe in Swarovski Magazine (July 1997): This delicious, wholesome recipe was rediscovered by Franz Steinlechner. It is a very old dish which used to be popular with the local farmers during the blueberry season. They collected the wild berries, which are plentiful in the Tyrolean countryside, with a specially designed square wooden shovel with metal bars at the bottom to rake the berries out of the bushes. Blueberries are also used to make jam and schnapps. This dish was originally made with a pancake dough but Franz felt that the lovely berries should be more prominent, hence his blini recipe. It is very quick and easy to prepare. The blinis can be served as a warm dessert or as a main course following a hearty soup. A glass of milk is traditionally served with Moosbeerpascherln.
- 200 g blueberries, fresh or defrosted
- 3 tablespoons flour (plus extra if the mixture appears to be too thin)
- 2 eggs
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons milk
- butter (for frying)
Directions See How It's Made
- Carefully wash and dry the berries (if you use frozen blueberries, defrost them and pat they dry to remove excess water).
- Put them in a bowl and dust them with flour.
- Crack the eggs into the berries and fold them in very carefully so as not to damage the fruit.
- Add the remaining flour, salt and the milk to produce a dense mixture.
- Heat the butter in a frying pan to a high temperature.
- Pour a ladle spoon of the blueberry-blini mixture into the frying pan and gently press it down with the ladle.
- Carefully turn the blini after a minute or so and fry on the other side.
- Lift out of the pan and dust liberally with icing sugar.
- Serve immediately.
- (Makes eight blini).