Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crepes (Blini) With Red Caviar and Sour Cream

Ingredients:

2 eggs
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup milk (whole, low-fat or non-fat)
Butter or margarine to grease the pan

Method:

Beat eggs well and combine with salt and flour.
Mix to a creamy consistency.

Add milk gradually and mix until smooth.
If lumps remain, strain after mixing. Set mixture aside or refrigerate.

Note:

May be prepared one-two days in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to use. Return mixture to room temperature and mix well before making blini.

To prepare the blini, grease a 6-inch skillet.

Heat skillet over medium-high heat.
Pour about 3 tbsp of batter into a ladle or pitcher and quickly pour contents into the skillet.

Quickly tilt and rotate the skillet so the batter is lightly and evenly spread over the bottom of the pan.

Heat until the edges start browning and come away from the pan easily and the top is set and dry.

Turn the blini onto a towel, uncooked side down.

Repeat process to cook more blini, lightly re-greasing the skillet every two - three blini.

Add milk if the mixture seems too thick.

To serve, arrange warm blini on a tray lined with a starched linen napkin.

Put a small dollop of sour cream in the center of each, then place a few grains of caviar atop the sour cream.

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