Smoked Salmon Blinis

Recipe by Michaela Uren of For Chefs


  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 25g butter, melted
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
  • 1 tbl finely chopped dill
  • 100g smoked salmon, thickly sliced
  • Fresh dill sprigs and lemon zest to serve


Step 1:
– Sift flours and baking powder into a bowl.
– Gradually whisk in egg and buttermilk until smooth.
– Stir in butter.

Step 2:
– Spray a large frying pan with oil.
– Heat over medium heat-high heat.
– Using 2 teaspoons of mixture per blini.
– Cook 6 blini for 2 minutes each side or until browned.
– Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
– Repeat to make 24 blini.

Step 3:
– Combine mascarpone, lemon juice and chopped dill in a bowl.
– Place blini on a platter.
– Spread each with 1 teaspoon mascarpone mixture.
– Top with salmon and dill sprigs.
– Sprinkle with lemon zest.
– Serve.

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