Yeast-Leavened Pancakes

Blini

Preparation info

  • Makes

    16

    First-Course or Hors d’oeuvre Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

Blini have a wonderful yeasty flavor that makes them much tastier than regular pancakes. You can serve them with butter and maple syrup or jam, although traditionally they are served with caviar and surrounded with a generous amount of melted butter. They are in fact the perfect accompaniment to caviar because their gentle texture, unlike the distracting crunch of a cracker or couton, doesn’t override the texture of the caviar. But if most of us ate blini only when we ate caviar, it wouldn’