The Hairy Bikers' blinis

Bring a taste of Russia to your kitchen with these blinis by the Hairy Bikers. Perfect topped with sour cream, smoked salmon, dill and whatever caviar you can afford!

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  1. Sift the flours in to a large bowl and add the salt and yeast. Heat the crème fraiche and the milk to lukewarm in a saucepan. Whisk in the egg yolks and then add to the flour mixture.

  2. Mix thoroughly and cover with a tea towel. Leave to rise for one hour in a warm place.

  3. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until peaks form, fold into the dough and leave to rise for another hour.

  4. When you are ready to cook the blinis, melt some of the butter in a small hot non-stick frying pan, place a tablepsoon of blini mix in the pan then add a further ½ tablespoon to make the middle thicker. Turn when firm and cook until golden-brown. Cool on rack before serving.

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