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Homemade Blinis

 Glass blini earrings and caviar blini

Once you have a homemade blini, there's no going back to store-bought! Petrossian's recipe is as impeccably crafted as their caviar is sourced. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1⁄3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 extra large egg
  • ¼ pound clarified unsalted butter

METHOD:

For the Blini:
In a bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and 1 tablespoon clarified butter. Whisk liquids into the flour mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon of the clarified butter in a medium sauté pan and drop the batter onto the hot skillet, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cook over medium-low heat until bubbles form on the top side of the blini, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook 1 minute more, or until brown. Repeat with the remaining batter. Set aside at room temperature.

To Assemble and Serve:
Top each Blini with ¼ ounce of caviar. Add a dollop of crème fraîche and a sprig of micro chervil to garnish.

Yields 16.

Enjoy with Petrossian caviar, and match with Glass Blini earrings ! 

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