Fall is upon us, and you know what that means: 'Tis the season for entertaining and fun cocktail parties.
It can be exhausting coming up with inventive finger food ideas that aren't played out, but a blini tray might just be the answer to all your holiday woes. Blinis are light, thin bite-sized pancakes that hail from Russia, where they are a commonly served at cocktail parties. The magic of blinis is their versatility — you can top them with almost anything. They also don't have to be served hot, so you can make the base and toppings in advance and just put them together when you're ready to serve.
We're highlighting the one and only Ina Garten's salmon-topped favorite, but the possibilities are really endless. Read on after the recipe for more suggestions for blini toppings.
Courtesy of the Food Network
Yields about 18 pancakes
Total time: 35 minutes
Garten is the authority on entertaining, but her salmon topping isn't the only thing worthy of crowning your blinis. There are plenty of other things you can use.
Sidenote: If you want to make sweet blini, simply omit the salt from Garten's above base recipe and add sugar instead.
March of Dimes Chefs Auction Sept. 28th enjoy Chef Daniel's Seared Scallop on a chive blini presented with creme Fraiche & balsamic caviar. pic.twitter.com/HqoOnuvUxb— Veranda Restaurant (@verandafm) September 27, 2016
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