Salmon and Dill Blini

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Embrace the simplicity and superb deliciousness of this lovely recipe! These delightful pancakes are versatile, allowing you to experiment with fillings of your choice. For a light and refreshing twist, try the salmon, dill, and crème fraîche filling—a perfect combination for Russian Blinis that will leave your taste buds satisfied! Made in collaboration with Alissa Timoshkina.
Makes 4 blini.

63g plain flour
125g whole milk
¼ tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
100g smoked salmon

For the Filling
handful dill, finely chopped
1 heaped tbsp crème fraîche
pinch of salt
zest of ¼ lemon
juice of ¼ lemon

– Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Add the salt and sugar.

– Slowly add the milk while you whisk the ingredients together.

– Add 1 tbsp boiling water and the egg. Whisk to combine.

– Add 1 tsp butter to a hot pan. Use a piece of kitchen roll to wipe away the excess once it has melted.

– Add ½ a ladle of the batter to the pan. Swirl the pan to bring the batter to the edges. Cook for 1 minute on both sides. Transfer to a plate and repeat the process with the remaining batter.

– Place all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and mix well.

– Spread a heaped tsp of filling on the centre of a blini and then add a piece of salmon. Fold the blini in half and then half again. Transfer to a serving plate and repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.

Time to tuck in!