|Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon|
Here I am in Florida and it's French Friday. I haven't posted recently because of our travels but, today I am so glad to be back. What a gorgeous day it is here in Florida! As I went to bed last night I had everything set out and ready to mix up for my "Blini".
Blini are small, yeast-leavened, buckwheat pancakes that originally come from Russia. Classically they are served with sour cream and caviar or smoked salmon. I got up this morning, at 5:30 a.m. and mixed up the batter. Since this batter had yeast added to it, the batter needed to rest for 60 to 90 minutes. So my husband and I went for a lovely long walk along the beach. Walking the beach early in the morning is serene and I can't help but be thankful for all my blessings! After our walk, feeling very invigorated, we stopped by our favorite coffee shop for our morning treat! When we got back home I started the pan heating, stirred the eggs into the batter, dropped the mixture into the hot buttered pan and the result was a wonderfully light pancake. While I cooked the Blini, my husband set the table and sliced the salmon. What a delicious ending to a beautiful morning. I felt as if I were sitting in a fancy restaurant having a lovely gourmet breakfast. We even had the view of the ocean...what could be better! This was another Dorie keeper! You can find this recipe at Epicurious where Dorie posted it!
This recipe can also be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook "Around My French Table". To see what other Doristas have made you can check it out here.
|The bubbly batter|
|Blini and Smoked Salmon...wonderful after a long walk on the beach|