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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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