Buck Wheat Pancakes with Caviar

A favorite of children as well as adults, pancakes are more than a staple diet for many. While they are an absolute delight to have, imaging what if you could combine as simple a thing as pancakes with something like caviar! The ultimate combination of an easy to make recipe with something that requires absolute care and finesse, buck wheat pancakes with caviar is a recipe that has the best of both worlds.

What we are about to make is a recipe commonly known as blini. Thin buckwheat pancakes are accompanied with sour cream, smoked salmon, and even caviar. Blini is a delicious dish that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults alike. An excellent choice for Hanukkah breakfast, bilini is normally eaten with pancake syrup. Easy to prepare and cook, you will be able to enjoy your bilini with caviar within 45 minutes to 1 hour! Involving minimum cooking time, this recipe has a cooking time of approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

Before we move further, let us have a look at the ingredients that are needed to prepare buckwheat pancakes with caviar:

Active dry yeast – 1 packet (quick fermentation type)
Warm water – 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
Honey – 1 Tablespoon
Buckwheat flour – 3/4 cup (light)
All-purpose white flour – 1/4 cups (Use unbleached variety if possible)
Instant nonfat dry milk powder – 1/4 cup
Commercial sour cream – 2 Tablespoons (plain yogurt can also be used)
Butter or margarine – 1-1/2 tablespoons (Should be melted and cooled for better consistency)
Large eggs – 2 eggs with egg white and yolk separated.
Salt according to taste
For garnishing we will use sour cream or yogurt, caviar (black or red), finely sliced salmon (smoked)

After collecting all these ingredients, take a medium sized bowl that is deep enough for mixing and pour water and honey into it. After mixing this mixture, add yeast and mix again for at least 5-6 minutes till it becomes foamy.

In the same bowl, take other ingredients like sour cream, milk powder, all purpose flour, and melted butter and mix well. After it forms thick consistency, add egg yolks to the mixture and mix again. After 2-3 minutes of mixing, cover this bowl with a plastic wrap or lid and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, you will notice that the surface of the batter has raised and will have bubbles on the surface.

Take a separate bowl and pour egg whites to it. Beat the egg whites and add salt while beating the mixture until it starts to form peaks. Stop beating just when you see heap formation to avoid overbeating. Now fold the beaten egg white gently into the batter prepared earlier.

Preheat your griddle over med-high and after greasing it. Add one and a half to two spoon of batter to the griddle. Turn the pancakes when bubble formation happens. Cook them till they become light golden brown and serve with your choice of accessories like caviar.

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