These Smoked Salmon Blinis are light and fluffy mini savoury pancakes make the ultimate dinner party starter or appetizer.
Smoked Salmon Blinis are simple yet elegant appetizer that can be enjoyed at any time of the year or on any occasion. Blinis are little pancakes that are topped with soft creamy cheeses like crème fraîche, cream cheese, or sour cream.
Smoked salmon is one of the most popular toppings but alternatively, you can experiment with different ingredients with bold flavours and textures like capers, avocado, caviar and so many more. Smoked Salmon Blinis are a perfect way to impress your guests. They are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time and reheated before serving.
Smoked Salmon Blinis
Makes 20-24 Blinis
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients for Smoked Salmon Blinis
1 cup Self Raising flour
1/2 cup full cream milk
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp salt
250g smoked salmon, roughly torn
200g crème fraîche
2 tbs chopped dill + extra for garnish
Zest of a lemon
pepper to season
salmon roe for garnish
Method for Smoked Salmon Blinis
In a mixing bowl, add the self-rising flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and then add the melted butter and milk and mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken.
Preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with butter or cooking spray, if needed. Pour about 1 tbsp of batter for each pancake onto the hot griddle or pan. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side or until the blinis are golden brown. Remove from the pan and set on a plate covered with a kitchen towel to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter until all has been used.
In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche with 2 tbsp of the chopped dill, lemon zest, and pepper and beat with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes until the crème fraîche starts to thicken.
Spread a 1/2 tbsp of the crème fraîche mixture onto each blini. Place a slice of smoked salmon on top and garnish with the remaining dill, salmon roe, and lemon zest. Season with a little pepper.