Blini ( Russian Crepes)



Almost 9 years ago my husband served a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which is the church we are members of. He served in St. Petersburg, Russia sharing the gospel, but was also able to enjoy the culture there as well. One of his favorite things was to get blini at the blini stands.

Russian blini are descended from a fried flat bread. Russians, will translate blini to a pancake for Americans, but it is more like a crepe. Even the Mexican tortilla is similar, as the blini is also often stuffed with filling and rolled before eating.

You could get meat or cheese, or sweet/dessert blini. We enjoyed both when we made them Sunday night for dinner. It was hard to stop eating them.

The meat and cheese one you add ham sandwich meat, cheese and sour cream. The dessert ones we did were banana and chocolate syrup, and strawberries and yogurt.

1/2 c water

1/2 c milk

1 large egg

1 egg yolk

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 c flour

2 T melted butter

Sweet Blini


1/3 c. sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix ingredients and place in the fridge for a few hours to chill. Use a smaller round pan to cook the blini and a little butter to grease the pan. Pour the batter lightly in the pan. You don’t want your blini to be thick and big. Once it has cooked on both sides you can add your insides. Letting your cheese and other insides sightly heat up then serve.