Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Blinis topped with smoked salmon and a dollop of caviar are easy to make and assemble. These great little snacks will add a tinge of glamour to even the most down-to-earth gathering.


Serves 30

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  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 250ml cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g smoked salmon ribbons
  • 3 tbsp black caviar
  • Fresh dill sprigs to garnish
  • Lemon wedges to serve


Combine both flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and butter, and then whisk into the flour mixture. Heat a nonstick pan over a medium heat and fry tablespoonfuls of batter for about 2 minutes until bubbles form on the top side of the blini. Flip and cook for a further minute or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter. Set aside.

Beat together the cream cheese and chives, and season with salt and pepper.

To serve, top each blini with the chive cream cheese and a piece of smoked salmon. Finish with a small dollop of caviar and a sprig of dill, and serve with lemon wedges.