Saturday, April 9, 2011

toddler-approved recipes: Blini

It's Saturday, hooray! One of the best things about the weekend is I have more time to experiment and be creative with breakfast as we are not in a hurry to get out the door to be somewhere.

We were out of bread this morning so it was a perfect opportunity to give my Blini recipe another try. Blini are traditional Russian pancakes or crepes usually made with yeast. Yeast? I know, yeast sounds so intimidating, right? But before you close this window, I'm letting you know this Blini recipe does not use yeast so please read on.

You're probably wondering why make a Blini instead of a crepe then? Well, because I have very fond memories of eating Blini when we lived in Siberia 3 years ago and I want to share the experience with Bud. In my opinion, Blini is best eaten with some lax salmon and sour cream. But just like crepe, it's also great with sweet filling/topping.



1 egg

2 tsp white sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup flour

1 cup milk

vegetable oil

2 slices canadian bacon

cream cheese

strawberry jam

Beat egg with salt and sugar. Fold in the flour to egg mixture. Add milk and blend well.

Heat pan with some vegetable oil. Make sure your pan has a little bit of oil so that the batter won't stick to the pan and it would be easier to flip the Blini. Cook batter 2 minutes on each side on medium heat.

To assemble, spread cream cheese and strawberry jam on the blini. Add 2 pcs of Candian Bacon on one side. Fold the Blini in half then fold again to make a triangle.

I also made some with butter and cinnamon sugar then rolled them up, yum!

Have a yummy weekend, bunnies!

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