What a breakfast!!! I found this recipe in Self magazine (March 2009) the other day. (Supposedly, it’s Anna Kournikova’s recipe.) The original recipe made 18 blinis, which was WAY too many for me, so I halved the recipe and made some minor changes to it.
So, what are these blinis? Honestly, I had no idea, but they looked delicious to me! From Wikipedia:
A blintz, blintze or blin (plural is ‘Blinis’ Russian) is a thin pancake. It is somewhat similar to a crêpe with main difference being the fact that yeast is always used in blini, but not used in crêpes.
I topped my blinis with banana slices and maple syrup. They were SO GOOD! The blinis were soft and sort of chewy like a crepe, but thicker like a pancake. Holy yum!
Banana Blinis A La Tina
1 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
Dash of salt
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp butter (for pan)
- Mix egg, milk, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add vinegar, flour, and baking soda. Mix well.
- Melt butter (I used Olivio) in medium skillet over low to medium heat.
- Pour a thin layer of batter into the skillet.
- Fry until golden.
- Flip and repeat.
- Top with sliced banana and maple syrup.
Banana blinis with half of a glass of iced coffee– I drank the other half while cooking blinis!
The lighting in my apartment stinks! It’s not doing this amazing breakfast justice! I swear they were very scrumptious!