Share a Plate - Blinis
Servings: 4 - 6
Equipment: 
Frying Pan, Whisk/Fork, Spatula

Ingredients:

Blini

3/4 cup self raising wholemeal flour

3/4 cup milk

1 tbsp natural yoghurt

1 small egg

salt (savoury) or sugar (sweet)

10g butter

Topping (savoury):

3 tbsp smooth ricotta

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 stalk parsley

and 1 of:

  • 5 slices smoked salmon [150 g]

  • 6 slices spicy salami

  • 6 cooked prawns

  • 6 cheery tomatoes & a baby cucumber

Topping (sweet):

3 tbsp smooth ricotta

1 tbsp yoghurt

1 pinch sugar

1 stalk parsley

and 1 of:

  • 2 ripe peaches

  • 6 strawberries

  • 1 small ripe mango

Method:

1. Place flour in a medium bowl and make a well in the centre.

2. Crack the egg into the well and whisk, slowly adding more milk to make a thick batter.

3. Add a pinch of salt or sugar (depending on if you're using sweet or savoury toppings) and allow to rest.

4. Chop the main topping into small pieces.

5. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta with the mayonnaise if using a savoury topping, or mix the ricotta with the yoghurt and a pinch of sugar if using a sweet topping.

6. Heat a small frying pan and allow a small amount of butter to melt.

7. Add a spoonful of batter in a small circle (6-8cm diameter).

8. Add more spoonfuls depending on the size of your frying pan. The recipe should make 10-15 blinis.

9. When the blinis are cooked, becoming firm, flip them over and briefly fry the other side.

10. Spread each with ricotta mix and add a small amount of toppings.

11. Garnish with parsley leaves.

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