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Makes 40-45 small blinis

These small traditional drop scones made with Buckwheat Flour are often served as canapés with sour cream and other toppings. Larger blinis are also delicious served with fruit purée or chocolate sauce. These small blinis which can be frozen if not required immediately.

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian, Wholemeal, Without crystal sugar


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  1. Break the eggs into a jug and whisk until frothy.
  2. Stir in the flour, baking powder and milk. Beat well to make a smooth batter.
  3. Put a little oil into a frying pan, roll it around to cover the surface and heat until the pan is nice and hot.
  4. Pour teaspoons of batter into the pan and cook over medium heat.
  5. When bubbles appear on the surface of the blini and the base is golden turn the blini over and cook the other side. Transfer cooked blini to a cooling rack.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter.


Large frying pan

Cooking time

15 minutes
These came out brilliantly. Also added salt. Froze really well too.
By Claire
22 Feb 2020
These go down exceptionally well with my kids and husband! A big thumbs up from us!
By Symone
21 Apr 2018
Just made these using Dove Farm white bread flout and they came out perfectly, light and delicious.
By Mrs Burns
19 Dec 2017
Needs a pinch of salt but otherwise a lovely light lunch when topped
By Kath
05 Sep 2017
There is no gluten in buckwheat - it's a totally different family of plant, and is not even a grain.

Dear James, as you are aware buckwheat is naturally gluten free however with our Wholemeal Buckwheat Flour 1kg bag we are unable to guarantee that there isn’t any field cross contamination from other crops, hence this is milled and packed in a non-Gluten Free process line. Our Gluten Free Buckwheat in a 130g tube is milled and packed on a dedicated Gluten Free process line and is tested for gluten content before packing. All the best from Doves Farm

By Mr james mcdonnell
17 Nov 2014
since the gluten free buckwheat flour contains gluten is it possible to do these with the gluten free plain or self rasing flour ?
By Mr adam mccabe
06 Aug 2012
These work really well both as 'canape' style and larger breakfast style blinis - a real boon for the gluten intolerant. If you use a hand held mixer, and mix the eggs and batter well - you can even miss out the baking powder (I forgot to add it this morning!).
By Mrs Denise Veasey
07 Apr 2011

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