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British pronunciation/blˈɪni/
American pronunciation/blˈɪni/

a type of Russian pancake that is made from buckwheat flour and yeast, and is typically served with toppings such as sour cream, caviar, or smoked salmon

synonyms : blin
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blini definition and meaning

What is "blini"?

Blini is a type of Russian pancake that is made from buckwheat flour and yeast. The batter is typically made by combining buckwheat flour, yeast, milk, eggs, and salt, and leaving it to rise for several hours. Once the batter has risen, it is cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan until it is golden brown on both sides. Blini are typically served with a variety of toppings, such as sour cream, caviar, smoked salmon, or jam. They can also be served as a savory dish, with fillings such as mushrooms, cheese, or meat. Blini are a traditional and beloved food in Russian cuisine, and are often served as a part of celebratory meals, such as weddings or holidays.

1First up, my little blini with smoked salmon.
2Here we have some blini, which are little yeasted pancakes, topped with creme fraiche and a nice little plop of caviar.
3In Russia, fast food means blinis, soups, and kasha, made to order.
4For my appetizer course, I'm gonna make blini.
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