Anyways, this post is dedicated to my family because they love caviar. And I love them--haha how corny was that.
As a favor to them--and also an inspiration to blog again--I decided to make blinis today. And I killed two birds with one stone. I got amazing photos and found a great recipe on my blog--and yes, these blinis are definitely worth it, even if you don't like caviar. At the same time, my family enjoyed a tin of caviar almost as if they were in a Russian restaurant--key word, almost.
Whole Wheat Blinis (adapted from Epicurious)
Makes about 12 blinis
Active time: 30 minutes. Total time: 30 minutes.
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/ teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg, separated
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add milk and egg yolk and whisk until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks begin to form, about 5 minutes. Fold into batter along with 2 tablespoons butter.
- Brush a nonstick skillet with some of the remaining butter and heat over a medium flame until hot. Working in batches, drop 1 tablespoon of batter into pan (smoothing it out if you want thinner blinis); cook until bubbles appear on surface and pancakes are golden, about 30-45 seconds. Flip and cook for another 45 seconds.
- Transfer cooked blinis to a plate and cover with a cloth or foil to keep warm. Carefully brush skillet with more butter and repeat with remaining batter.