Smoked Salmon and Dill Blinis

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Blinis are small pancakes of Russian origin and are an easy-to-make appetizer! Preparation time does not include time needed for batter to rise!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix together buckwheat & all-purpose flour with salt.
  2. Sprinkle in yeast & mix well.
  3. Separate yolk & white of ONE egg, then set white aside, reserved.
  4. Whisk together remaining whole egg AND yolk of first egg, along with warm milk & 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  5. Pour egg mixture onto flour mixture & beat well to form smooth batter. Cover with plastic wrap & let rise in warm place 1-2 hours.
  6. In large bowl, whisk reserved egg white until stiff peaks form, then gently fold into batter.
  7. Preheat heavy-bottom frying pan or griddle & brush with melted butter.
  8. Drop tablespoons of batter onto pan, spacing well apart, & cook about 40 seconds, until bubbles appear on the surface.
  9. Flip over the blinis & cook for 30 seconds on other side.
  10. Wrap blinis in foil & keep warm in low-temperature oven. Repeat with remaining mixture, buttering pan each time.
  11. Combine creme fraiche & dill.
  12. Serve blinis topped with salmon & dollop of cream.
Most Helpful

4 5

I love smoked salmon, and these were just delicious, thankyou! Made this for ZWT4 for the Chic Chefs.

5 5

Wonderful little mouthfuls. The blini were feathery-light. The topping sublime.