Prawn Blinis

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Prawn Blinis

Ingredients

225g buckwheat / whole-wheat flour

225g plain flour

pinch of salt

2 free-range eggs, plus 2 free-range egg whites

45g fresh yeast

2 tsp caster sugar

700ml warm milk

1 tbsp melted butter

Vegetable oil, for frying

100g cooked prawns

100g soured cream 

Handful of chopped chives 

Method

Sift the buckwheat (or whole-wheat) flour together with the plain flour into a bowl and mix with a pinch of salt.

Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the two whole eggs and one egg white. Whisk from the centre outwards until you have a thick paste.

In a separate bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and milk and leave to stand for five minutes.

In a small sauce pan melt the butter.

Gradually pour the yeast mixture into the flour and egg mixture, whisking constantly, until you have a smooth batter, then add the melted butter and stir well.

Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for one hour.

Just before cooking the blinis, whisk the remaining egg white in a clean bowl until light, then fold into the batter.

Add a light coating of oil to each well in the pan and heat over a medium heat. Once hot, add a tbsp. of batter to each well.

When bubbles start to appear on the surface of the batter, turn the blini over and cook the other side.

Remove the blinis from the pan and keep warm while you make the rest.

Serve warm with prawns, soured cream and chives.

Products Used

KITCHEN CRAFT TINNED 16CM ROUND SIEVE

COLOURWORKS MEDIUM PURPLE MELAMINE TWO TONE MIXING BOWL

KITCHEN CRAFT SIDE HANDLED ROTARY WHISK

NATURAL ELEMENTS SMALL CERAMIC BOWL

MASTER CLASS NON-STICK HEAVY DUTY 16CM SAUCEPAN

KITCHEN CRAFT BEECH WOOD 50CM SPOON

KITCHEN CRAFT CAST IRON BLINIS PAN