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Week 48: Blini (Russian Crepes)

Blini, also known as Russian crepes, are the perfect breakfast treat to start any morning off.

Blini are thicker than normal pancakes and can sometimes be made using yeast instead of baking powder/soda. In this recipe, I used baking soda as my raising agent, which helped to make the blinis more dense than regular crepes.

I know a lot of recipes use kefir instead of buttermilk, but kefir was not an ingredient I had accessible to me. If you want, you can substitute kefir in place of buttermilk for this recipe.

I also love that you can pair a batch of blini with all kinds of toppings. If you want sweet blini, you can eat it with jam, sour cream, or honey. Try making savory blini by serving it with smoked salmon, mushroom, or chicken.




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 cups buttermilk or kefir

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs


  1. Mix all the ingredients until it forms a batter. Set the batter aside for 20 minutes so that it can rest.

  2. Grease a nonstick frying pan with butter. Next, pour and spread out 1/4 cup of batter so it covers the whole pan. Cook for 1 minute on both sides or until golden brown.

  3. Serve with your favorite toppings/fillings!


The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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