Breakfast Skillet Blinis – what a way to start your day! By Chef Nina Timm

Breakfast Skillet blinis? What next?
My breakfast skillet blinis idea is for the lazy Sundays, the divine sleep-in long weekends or for any other day when making small petite blinis is just too much to handle.

According to Wiki, blinis are small thin pancakes, traditionally made from buckwheat flour. They are usually served with smoked salmon, sour cream, butter, caviar, and other garnishes.

In our household we call them flap jacks and I make them whenever my son craves something sweet and I have nothing to offer from the “treats cupboard”. I have to say, my version is slightly bigger than blinis.


makes 2 x 15 cm blinis ( you can double the recipe)


250 ml/1 cup self-raising flour
1 egg
1 T/ 15 ml olive oil
pinch of slat
about 200 ml milk
butter for frying


Place the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the egg, olive oil and milk and whisk until the mixture has no lumps.

Heat the butter in 2 skillets and divide the mixture between the two skillets.  Or make small blinis, whatever rocks your boat.

Fry until light golden brown and serve immediately.