Mini Blinis

These russian pancakes serve as a versatile canvas for your creativity, making them a delightful addition to brunches or parties. Let the combination of flavors and textures on these miniature masterpieces elevate your dining experience.

Mini Blinis

Elevate your culinary repertoire with these delicious Homemade Blinis – delicate, mini pancakes that redefine sophistication.
Perfect as an appetizer or a canvas for creative toppings, these Russian-inspired treats are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch
Cuisine Russian
Servings 4


  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 Rubber spatula
  • 1 mixer
  • 1 Pan


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk or plant-based milk
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 ½ tsp)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • butter


  • Separate egg whites from yolks.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the yolks and milk (wam milk).
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, active dry yeast and salt. Dig out a well and pour in the previous mixture.
  • Mix until you obtain a smooth paste. Cover and leave to rest for 2 hours.
  • After two hours of rest, beat the egg whites in a medium mixing bowl. Turn on the mixer to high speed and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the egg whites to the previous mixture, lifting the mixture carefully with a rubber spatula.
  • Let the blini dough rest for another 15 minutes.
  • Heat a small amount of butter in a pan (medium heat, not too high) and pour in a little blini dough (1 teaspoon). When the dough is dry, turn the blinis over and continue cooking on the other side.
  • Optional: as they cook, keep the blinis warm on a plate placed over a pan of hot water, and covered with aluminum foil.


Toppings of your choice: smoked salmon, crème fraîche, caviar, fresh herbs, or lemon wedges.
Keyword Russian pancakes

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