Submitted by: Eliška N.
Recipe Source Country: Russia (however, pancakes similar to blinis are in the cuisine of every Slavic nation)
Cooking/Prep time: 30 minutes to 1 hour (half an hour to let the dough rest is included in the preparation time)


  • 300-350 grams of plain flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 liter of milk
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of baking soda
  • oil for frying
  • marmalade or cream


  1. Pour the milk into a bowl, whisk in the eggs and flour by hand, and add a pinch of salt and baking soda.
  2. Let stand in the fridge for half an hour.
  3. Then heat a frying pan, brush the hot pan with a thin layer of oil and pour the batter over the whole pan. Fry on both sides until lightly browned.
  4. Serve the blini with jam, whipped cream, or cream.

The Russian proverb “Первый блин всегда превратится комом” applies to the preparation of blini. Translated, it means “the first blin always turns into a lump” and its Czech equivalent is “no scholar has fallen from the sky”. Traditionally, in Russia, they are prepared during the holiday called Maslenitsa, which is similar to the Czech Masopust.

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