I don't really know why this is called a "blini". Looks like a pancake to me! According to my friendly online encylopedia, blini is supposed to be a thin pancake, similar to a crepe.
I think this cookbook must be wrong because these "blini's" are far from thin like a crepe. The batter was thick and there was no way I could make it thin and crepe like. Maybe I should write a note to the editor :)
We ate these for dinner one night. I made some savory stuff to eat my
The original recipe uses smoked salmon on top of these cornmeal blini's but I'm just not a smoked salmon type of gal. If you are, give it a try.
makes 24 pieces
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup corn kernals
whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, soda, salt & pepper.
In separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, egg yolk & butter. Pour over flour mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and corn. Stir just until flour is incorporated.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Use 1 tbsp batter for each corn cake and cook each side for about a minute until golden.
Recipe from: Cornmeal "Blini" with smoked salmon, The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook.