How to Make Vegan Blini

Blini is made for many occasions in Russia, for breakfast, holidays, weddings, funerals, and it’s a tradition to make blini for Memorial Day. Blini can be made to look like crepes and thick to look like pancakes. However, most people like very thin blini. The main ingredients for blini are eggs, milk, and flour. For the vegan version of blini, ground flaxseed or flaxseed powder is used as an egg replacement.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of flaxseed powder mixed in 6 tbsp of water
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 cups of spelt four
  • 2 cups of almond milk

Steps

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    Mix 2 tbsp of flaxseed powder in 6 tbsp of water, 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 2 cups of spelt four and 2 cups of almond milk.
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    Add more water, little by little, to get the necessary thinness. Mix again with a ladle to feel the right thickness (can be compared with heavy cream).
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    Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to prevent stickiness to the frying pan.
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    Heat the frying pan. A frying pan for making blini should be very hot. A little coconut oil can be heated for the first blini but no oil is needed if the frying pan is non-stick.
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    Pour in a ladle full of batter to the pan.
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    Swirl the pan to spread the batter.
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    Cook until golden brown, then flip.
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    Serve plain with jam or stuff with mashed potato, cooked cabbage, etc.

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