Serves: to serve 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes + waiting

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 20 mins
+ waiting


½ oz - yeast

12 oz - plain flour (all-purpose flour)

just under one pint - milk

4 medium - eggs

  - salt


  1. Sift 8oz (225g) of the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the yeast till well mixed. Warm ½ pint (285ml) of the milk in a pan (or microwave) until luke warm and stir into the flour to create a thin paste. Leave this paste to ferment at warm room temperature for two hours.
  2. Add the remaining 4oz (115g) of flour, the yolks from TWO eggs and a pinch of salt. Warm the remaining ¼ pint (145ml) milk so it is just tepid and mix everything together without letting it acquire any body. Whisk the whites from ALL FOUR eggs and stir into the mix.
  3. Let the preparation ferment again for half an hour at room temperature. Cook the blinis quickly on a hot-plate or large, flat-bottomed frying pan (just like pancakes). Serve while warm.