alexandria clark Recipe

Grandma's Famous Blinis

By alexandria clark mommylovex5


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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!

Ingredients

BLINI SHELLS
1 c
flour plus 2 tablespoons
4 Tbsp
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
milk
sour cream
oil or cooking spray for frying
CHEESE FILLING
24 oz
farms/pot cheese or cottage cheese
2
eggs
3 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

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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
2
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.
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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

About this Recipe

Collection: Grandma's Table

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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....
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Dec 9, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: College Bound Daughters of the KING
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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 America..my 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 memories..you hardly hear the term "Blini's"...it caught my eye immediately. Thanks for sharing...
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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!
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Sep 3, 2011 - Christine Fernandez shared this recipe with discussion group: Kiss the Chef