Easy Blini’s with Smoked Salmon

Easy blini's with smoked salmon and crème fraiche served on a wooden tray
Blini’s with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche

Try these yummy easy blini’s with smoked salmon and crème fraîche. The perfect canape for any party. What could possibly be better than a selection of small little snacks or tapas to relax with while having a glass of wine.

The blini’s are warm and fluffy and work really well with the toppings. Once you’re comfortable making them you could also try a variety of toppings or try making them with different flours.

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Blini’s with Smoked Salmon

Author: Fiona Halligan
Fluffy Blini's with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Zest Crème Fraiche
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course canapes, Snacks
Cuisine Russian, Ukranian
Servings 30 Blini’s
Calories 121 kcal


  • 400 grams Plain Flour Sieved
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 800 milliliters Full Fat Milk warmed
  • 50 milliliters Double Cream
  • 2 large Eggs beaten
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted
  • 50 milliliters Olive Oil for cooking
  • 250 grams Creme Fraiche
  • 15 grams Capers
  • 350 grams Smoked Salmon


  • Combine the flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest in a large bowl.
  • Warm the milk in a saucepan.
  • Combine the milk with the cream, beaten eggs and melted butter.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and combine well. Whisk the mixture until smooth.
  • Leave aside for 30 minutes to settle and thicken.
  • Heat olive oil in the frying pan over a medium low heat and add one tablespoon of the mixture at a time.
  • Cook until bubbles form on top and flip over. This should take only a few minutes.
  • Leave to rest on paper towels in a warm oven.
  • Combine the crème fraiche and the rest of the lemon zest and mix well.
  • When everything is ready then you can plate up.
    Place the blini's on the plate and top with the crème fraiche, capers and smoked salmon and a sprinkle of black pepper.


Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 154IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Blini, Creme Fraiche, Smoked Salmon
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