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Buckwheat Blinis with Mushroom Topping - Recipe

Mixture of mushrooms atop these little Russian pancakes make a great little appetizer.
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Buckwheat Blinis with Mushroom Topping Recipe
  • Chop mushrooms and place in glass bowl.
  • Toss with celery salt and cover with a weighted plate.
  • Leave mushrooms out for approximately 1 hours so that the mushrooms release their juices.
  • Drain mushrooms in a strainer and press out as much liquid as you can with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Return to the bowl and mix with sesame oil, lemon juice, parsley and a twist of fresh pepper.
  • May add 1/2 of grated lemon if desired.
  • Chill until ready to use.

  • Sift flours with salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Gently warm the milk to 110° in a small saucepan.
  • Add yeast to the milk, stirring to dissolve.
  • Pour mixture into the flour mixture.
  • Add egg yolks and stir to make a smooth batter.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for approximately one hour. This batter will not rise, it remains a thick liquid.
  • Whisk egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold into the batter.
  • Heat an iron pan or griddle to medium temperature.
  • Lightly grease the pan.
  • Drop serving spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle.
  • When bubbles form on the top, flip with a spatula and cook briefly on the other sie.
  • The blinis will be light brown in color.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Spoon on mushroom mixture and top with a small dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4
-6 ounces portobello mushrooms - finely chopped
-3 ounces oyster mushrooms - finely chopped
-1 teaspoon celery salt
-2 tablespoons sesame oil
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-3 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped
- ground black pepper
-1/2 lemon - grated
-1 cup white bread flour
-1/2 cup buckwheat flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 1/4 cups milk
-1 teaspoon rapid rise yeast
-2 eggs - separated
- sour cream for garnish