Buckwheat Blini



Posted 4 May 2022 (Last updated 4 May 2022)



Total Time

2hrs 45mins



Light and fluffy buckwheat blini. Top with smoked salmon and caviar for sophisticated canapés, or serve with poached eggs for a delicious weekend brunch.


  • Dried yeast icon
    Dried yeast4 g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar2 g
  • Milk icon
    Milk375 gwarm
  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour55 g
  • Buckwheat flour icon
    Buckwheat flour25 g
  • Salt icon
    Salt½ teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter1 tablespoon
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk2
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white2
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butteras needed

  • 1. Add dried yeast, granulated sugar and milk to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 2. Mix until combined
  • 3. Mix in the flour
  • 4. Let rest - 10 min
  • 5. Add all purpose flour, buckwheat flour and salt to a clean medium bowl; whisk briefly then set aside
  • 6. Add milk to the yeast mixture
  • 7. Combine the dry and wet ingredients
  • 8. Add unsalted butter to a clean small glass bowl
  • 9. Melt - low heat
  • 10. Add the melted butter to batter, whisk batter until well combined and cover
  • 11. Let rise until doubled - approx 2 hr
  • 12. Stir, add egg yolks to the batter and mix again
  • 13. Add egg whites to a clean medium bowl
  • 14. Whisk until stiff peaks form
  • 15. Fold egg whites into batter gently until combined
  • 16. Heat unsalted butter in a skillet pan
  • 17. Add small ladles of batter into the pan and fry until golden brown - approx 2 min
  • 18. Serve immediately

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