I saw these blini’s on someone’s blog once and ever since I’ve wanted to make them. Then there was a time when I wanted these yeasted blini’s so bad that I almost made my mind think my mom used to make them when I was little. I actually recalled my mom at the stove, with the bubbly batter in a bowl making these blinis. When I called my mom and told her that I made the blini’s she used to make when we were little, unfortunately she informed me that she has never made them and she didn’t even know what I was talking about. Not to say that my mom didn’t make blinis’, but she definitely (she says) did not make them with yeast. So either it has been so long that she doesn’t remember making them, or my mind is really good at making stuff up.
Either way, I made them and they were just like I thought they would be. Thick, with a very pronounced bready and yeasty flavor. I loved these! It was my first time making them and definitely not the last. I encourage you to try them if you haven’t already.
Traditionally, blini’s are eaten with caviar, or smoked salmon. But I love them with jam and some sour cream. This is how I grew up eating blini’s, so it brought some good memories.