Grandma's Famous Blinis

alexandria clark Recipe

By alexandria clark mommylovex5

Makes @ 20
40 Min
20 Min

My heritage is Russian & Ukrainian and this was my Grandma's recipe for her famous Blini. My grandma would have these every time I would come to her house to visit and the smell was amazing. My grandma has passed on to a better place and I, along with my husband & 5 children have bought my grandparents house & now live where the memories were made. I make these for every special occasion and family even that we have, Please enjoy!

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1 c
flour plus 2 tablespoons
4 Tbsp
2 large
1 1/2 c
sour cream
oil or cooking spray for frying
24 oz
farms/pot cheese or cottage cheese
3 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

To make the Blini shells the first step is to mix the dry ingredients(flour & sugar).Beat eggs well, Add milk to eggs. Then add to dry ingredients a little at a time, beating well. Batter will be smooth like pancake batter. Using a 7 inch skillet that has been lightly oiled/sprayed, pour thin layer of batter to cover bottom of pan. Fry till light in color, frying only the one side. Remove to a plate to cool before filling
To make cheese filling place all the filling ingredients(cheese, eggs & sugar) in a blender or food processor & mix well.
****You can also fill the shells with Applesauce, Apricot, Prune or Poppyseed filling as well.
To make Blini, place a shell on a cutting board or counter top. Place about 2 tablespoons of filling into the center of the non fried side and spread evenly creating a line in that center leaving about an inch at each end. Roll over until log forms and place in a buttered baking dish.(Be careful not to over lap the Blini) Take a spoon & run the back of the spoon through the sour cream and then spread a thin layer evenly over top of each Blini. Now Place a few pats of butter over top the prepared Blini Pan, then sprinkle with cinnamon & lightly dust with powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm & enjoy

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Collection: Grandma's Table

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Amy Scotti absdvlsfan
Jun 8, 2010
I must try these! I'm of Jewish heritage and we call these "blintzes" , the cheese ones are one of my favorites. The shells are similar to how I make manicotti shells!
Robin DuPree robdupree
Jun 10, 2010
I have never had these before, I can not wait to try! Thanks!
Denise Jovovich ILuvTheShore
Jun 10, 2010
I was wondering what pot cheese is, being I dont like cottage cheese?
alexandria clark mommylovex5
Jun 10, 2010
Pot Cheese is a mild white cheese made from curds of soured skim milk. I don't like cottge cheese either but I love these. They filling doesn't taste like cottage cheese at all!
Debra Pace recipebook
Jun 20, 2010
I hope when I make these that they turn out correctly. They look like they are sooo delicious!! And recipe reads as tho they are . I have got to make em most definitely!!!!
Gloria Stone gstone
Sep 15, 2010
This recipe looks great Alexandria! I too am of Ukrainian heritage - we called these nalysnyky and would have them as a side dish with fried onions in butter. It's been ages and ages since I've had them - you've inspired me to make them. I will try your sweet version. Thank you Alexandria!
bev snee 1234567
Oct 26, 2010
My Grandma always made these for us as kids. We are German and they are called polachinkin's . She would roll them up with jelly and use her special cast iron small pan. Oh the memories, Grandma's are the best. I miss mine so much. She was the best cook too.
Sep 3, 2011 - Christine Fernandez shared this recipe with discussion group: Kiss the Chef
Lynn Brasher Sugardancer
Sep 6, 2011
Hi Alexandria, I wanted to make sure that the flour you use for this recipe is self-rising? Also would using ricotta cheese be acceptable? I prefer that over cottage cheese. I have eaten these before and can't wait to make them. But don't want to ruin them if I use the wrong flour. Thanks and have a great day!
Carole F BakersQueen
Nov 26, 2011
Oh how I remember these...My Lithuanian Grandmother used to make these all the time. She came over on the boat back in 1906 to Mother raved about her Blini's. As a little girl I was blessed to be able to enjoy this little treat as well. Thanks for the hardly hear the term "Blini's" caught my eye immediately. Thanks for sharing...
Dec 9, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: College Bound Daughters of the KING
Bonnie Beck sailboat
May 10, 2014
I remember my Babushka, Aunts Shura and Luba making these, But their's were Buckwheat tho. I also going to the Russian Tea Room in New York for these. :) Happy Memories....