Blinis (Crepes)with whipped egg whites

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 02/13/2010 - 18:26.


For pre-dough:
1 pack yeasts
0.5 cup water
0.5 cup flour
1 tsp sugar

For dough:
3 eggs
4 tsp sugar
2/3 tsp salt
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cup milk
2 cup flour


Make a pre-dough:

Mix the yeast with warm water, add sugar, stir, add flour, and stir once more.
Put in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Separate the egg yolks and whites; place the whites in a refrigerator.
Mix the egg yolks with the pre-dough.

Then, stir in sugar, salt, and vegetable oil one after other.

To make the dough, stir 0.5 cup flour into the pre-dough, stir well in round motions, then whip slightly in an upward motion.

Then, add 1/3 cup milk, and stir in a two circle loop so as to mix the center.

Repeat, adding flour and milk 3 times.

If you need thin blinis add 2/3 extra cup warm milk, and stir well.

Place the dough in a warm place (lightly heated oven) until its volume doubles.

Whip the egg whites into strong foam, divide the foam into 2 halves, and stir into the dough one after other.

Pre-heat the skillets (one or more) with 1 tbsp vegetable oil each on strong heating, pour 1 large measure spoon of dough on the skillet, and make it cover the skillet bottom surface evenly.

When the edges start turning light-brown, flip the blin.

Do the same on the other skillet to save time.


This is very fast work, about 20-30 sec per side, so focus on cooking until you run out of the dough.

Happy Holidays!