Blini – The Russian Pancakes l Russian Cuisines l Cooking Recipes

Blini are thin pancakes made of yeast dough. They are the main component of Russian board at блины and alternative spellings include blintzes, bliny and blinchiki. When talking about a single pancake the singular form блин is used – blin, blintz, or blintze. Below is the recipe for cooking delicious Russian blini.
Shrovetide, served as a symbol of Sun and Spring. Blini are also popular throughout a year, being served with different fillings and topped with sour cream or butter. The Russian word for blini is


  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 3.5 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 0.5 lbs. butter
  • sour cream


1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1 cup of warm milk.
2. Add another 2.5 cup of milk.
3. Add salt, eggs, butter, 3 cups of flour and mix until the mixture is smooth.
4. Cover with a cloth and set aside in a warm place.
5. When the batter becomes bubbly, begin to bake blini on a pre-heated pan. Try not to disturb the batter as you bake blini.
6. Spread the blini with melted butter.

Tips for Serving Blini

1. Serve the blini hot, topped with a spoonful of sour cream.
2. You may also serve the blini with red or black caviar instead of sour cream.

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