FFwD: Just Wheat Blini with Smoked Salmon

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon

Time for another French Fridays with Dorie? Yep, it sure is! This week: Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon but even though I work at a place that uh, actually mills flours and I have access to all kinds of flours I don’t even know what to do with, I didn’t manage to get some buckwheat flour in time before I needed it for this recipe. Doh!

I had to use regular whole wheat flour for the buckwheat flour. Even so, these were really delicious!

1. I let my batter sit in the fridge overnight, it got all bubbly.
2. I used a scalloped biscuit cutter to give the blini pretty edges. Plus, this way I also got to snack on the trimmings while waiting for jwa to get home!
3. I didn’t have dill on hand, so I garnished each with a cilantro leaf and also some finely diced red onion.
4. I held mine in a 200 degree F oven for about 30 minutes, I think it made them firmer. They were no problem to pick up and eat like a cracker.
5. I think these will definitely be an appetizer at Thanksgiving!

You can see everyone’s posts here! Okay, photo time:

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
The batter the next day, all bubbly and ready to add the eggs.

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
Post flip, nice and golden brown.

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
I made a half recipe and still ended up with more blini than jwa and I needed for a first course. So, someone is getting a stack of mini-pancakes tomorrow!

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
making the edges nice and scalloped with a handy biscuit cutter.

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
Salmon in place, creme fraiche and herbs to come.

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon

Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
Completely unrelated, but here is my awesome Halloween score this week! Life-size! He’s sitting at the dining room table right now…

14 Replies to “FFwD: Just Wheat Blini with Smoked Salmon”

  1. What a cute idea to use a biscuit cutter on your blini, they look just perfect. Hope your new dinner guest enjoyed them as well, he looks like he could use a little meat on his bones 🙂

  2. I am very jealous that you work in a place that mills flour (I have a bit of a flour obsession…)
    Your blini look great & I LOVE your new friend.

  3. How cool you used the cutters! And that you are going to serve them for thanksgiving??? …. Wonderful! Were you able to find roe or did you avoid it? I was going to put some on but I couldnt find any.

  4. The last picture threw me off. Hehe… I love the scalloped edges in your blinis. I hope everyone enjoys them in your Thanksgiving gathering.

  5. I’ve had an electric mill sitting in my Amazon cart for months, while I fret over the purchase. I have access to some really nice local grains, but keep chickening out in processing them myself. Nice idea, with the scalloped edges. And of course, Skelly rocks!

  6. Rose: Thanks! And haha, good one 😉
    Cher: It is pretty cool. All kinds of other grains too! I need to experiment more 🙂
    Anja: Thank you, it really did go well together!
    Alice: Thanks! I avoided the roe…just not really my thing. 🙂
    Adriana: Thank you. 🙂
    SoupAddict: Thanks! And, that’s a fun sounding project (to mill your own grains). You should try it! 🙂

  7. I love your blini’s scalloped edges! Super cute. That skeleton looks to me like he wants to be part of many holidays to come–not just Halloween. He may need his own seat at Thanksgiving. He could use the fattening up. Oh! Ba-doom-cha!

  8. Eileen: Thanks! And I know…I seriously feel like the skeleton will show up later with a santa hat on or something, (thanksgiving being a given). Must be incorporated into ALL HOLIDAYZ!!!! 😉

  9. I love the way you cut out fancier shapes. So elegant. Your Thanksgiving guests will be in for a treat. And, I’m jealous that you work somewhere that mills flour, though it’s too bad that you didn’t have the buckwheat. I enjoyed the earthy flavor. Good to know it works with just wheat though.

  10. yummyc: Thank you! 🙂
    Frankly: Hope you were able to find a skeleton at Target. 🙂
    Betsy: Thank you..I definitely want to try them with the buckwheat flour (I picked some up Friday)!

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