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Smoked salmon blini topped with cream and sprigs of dill. Tried & Tested

Smoked salmon blini

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These blini’s make delightful appetizers for dinner parties and special occasions and are so simple to make, so you can spend more time with your guests.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:30
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the blini

  • 70g 2½ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we use Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
  • 70g 2½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 175ml 6 fl oz Milk (whole) warmed
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) seperated
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Easy bake yeast (we use Allinson)

For the topping

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Cream cheese
  • Smoked salmon
  • Dill

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Sieve the flours and baking powder together into a bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add the yeast to the warmed milk and then separate the egg, adding the egg yolk in with the yeast and milk.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Easy bake yeast (we use Allinson)
    • 175ml 6 fl oz Milk (whole) warmed
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) seperated
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whisk the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Add 1 tsp of melted butter and stir until combined.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff, then gently fold into the batter, trying to keep as much volume as possible.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Clarify the rest of the butter by gently melting it in a pan, then pour off the clear yellow liquid into a jug and discard the white bit left behind in the pan.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Heat some of the clarified butter in a frying pan and drop in dessert spoonfuls of batter. Cook until the surface starts to bubble, then flip over and cook the other side.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Cool, then serve with smoked salmon and cream cheese (or creme fraiche if preferred). Sprinkle with dill.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Smoked salmon
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Cream cheese
    • Dill