Russian Buckwheat Blinis with Caviar

By DK on May 25, 2010
Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
I love trying out new recipes irrespective of the place. I still remember I was talking to my mother and was telling her about this blogging which I was doing. She asked me for how long I am going to keep blogging. I replied as long as I have the interest and as long as I think I can do justice to it. She was like if  you don't get bored for say next 10 yrs, would you keep blogging? I was like, Oh yes I will if the life allows it. She started laughing and told me there aren't any recipes that will last me that long!!! Oh well, I have no idea about that but I know that my bookmarked recipe list is so long that I know its going to take a while to finish it and I am still adding more and more to the list!
Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
I just am not cooking it as fast as I am bookmarking the same. I will be a v happy and contended person if I can manage to cook at least 25% of that list! This time, out of the many "want-to-try" recipes, I finally took this recipe out - Buckwheat Blinis which I served along with Beluga Caviar. "What Beluga Caviar? - Did I hear it right?" - Oh yes! You did! Served it with the caviar since its traditional to the recipe so how could I have given it a miss now ;-) The recipe for the Caviar will follow next :) (smirking) Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe This recipe is from a book called "Vegetarian" and I followed the instructions verbatim for the blinis. I gave their Mushroom Caviar recipe a miss since I was using the Beluga ____ Caviar. These were immensely soft, chewy with an amazing bready texture! Who knew a pourable batter with yeast could make such a end result! Well I know Ethiopian Injera goes through similar process ending in such a fabulous result but this took much less time.I LOVED blinis and I am sure going to make this again and again! Its not difficult and takes just few hours to put together. This makes a great party appetizer.
References

recipe courtesy vegetarian cookbook

Basic Information
Prep Time: 1 to 2 hours
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Yield: About 20-24 depending on the size
Ingredients
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour (called "Kuttu" in hindi)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream to serve
Method
1
Sift the two flours along with salt in a bowl.
Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
2
Warm the milk to lukewarm and add the yeast to it. Stir until well dissolved.
Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
3
Pour it into the flour mixture.
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4
Add the egg yolks and stir to make a smooth batter.
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5
Cover with a damp cloth and let it sit in a warm place to rise for about 30-50 minutes, depending on the weather you enjoy.
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6
It wont double up or something but will rise a little more than what you started out with. see all those bubbles from the yeast?
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7
Beat the egg whites in another clean bowl until stiff.
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8
Fold it gently into the risen batter
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9
until mixed well.
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10
Heat a non stick pan or cast iron pan to moderate heat. Moisten with little oil.  Drop spoonfuls of the batter (make v small rounds called Silver dollars which is about the size of two to three inches (5 to 7 cm) in diameter ) although I made mine a little bigger.
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11
The surface is filled with lots of bubbles. Looks pretty isnt it?
Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
12
Turn the other side when golden.
Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
Top it with caviar Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe and sour cream and Serve warm. Great for cocktail parties. if you are still wondering about how the heck I made Beluga Caviar and if I am telling a lie - Trust me! Its Beluga _____ Caviar. (yes its fill in the blanks which will be filled in later posts) This plate of Blini with caviar finds its way to A.W.E.D Russian hosted by dear RV :) Thanks for the wonderful theme RV! Russian Buckwheat Blini Caviar Recipe
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18 Responses to “Russian Buckwheat Blinis with Caviar”
  1. very descriptive..pictures look yummy

  2. Kitti

    Obviously not real caviar but lentils (and yes, there is a recipe for Beluga Lentil Caviar). Real caviar is smaller (mostly) and clings to itself – kind of like jelly and is much shinier. This is a much more cost effective option than trying to get the real thing :)

  3. Amber

    those are definitely lentils, you can see the little cooked red onion in there!

  4. rachiti
  5. barbara
  6. Apeksha

    Hi Dhivya,
    I am still waiting for the “Beluga _____ Caviar” recipe… please post it soon! I can try this recipe after that…

  7. I learnt the word Clavier only yest :roll:
    and googled to know they were fish eggs :!:
    They just look like Black Beans to me :?: :!: :?: :!:

  8. Are these really Caviar i.e. the Fish Eggs :?:

    Wat do u think ;) –DK

  9. WOW nice recipe and lovely presentation!!

  10. I think there are recipes out there to last for a lifetime for us to try I believe, so keep on at it girl! :)
    Blinis look yum, healthy too.

  11. Beautiful blinis, thanks for sharing..

  12. Hamsa

    Love the recipe..Will definitely try it out..I’ve always wanted to try out using buckwheat…The minute I read your small post saying you will blog till when you have the interest my heart skipped a beat..LOL. I hope you have your interest intact for a long long longgggggggg time. I get up in the morning and the first site I open in chefinyou. I’ve tried out so many of your recipes. Will post soon in the I Made This :-)

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