These popular pancakes are practically always made with buckwheat flour in Russia, but can also be made with ordinary sifted flour. As with the ordinary pancake, there are various recipes for the making of bleeny, and I have chosen two which are likely to appeal to English tastes—the first being the most usual, the second a somewhat de luxe version. Bleeny were eaten in Russia, especially during carnival time, before Lent. They are served with melted butter, sour cream and often with caviare.
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The other recipe for bleeny is the same as the above, except that