The blinis also make an appearance at night. A few weeks ago when I was having the girls for a Bachelor viewing party, I discovered a fantastic sweet filling combination: sour cream, sauteed apples, and walnuts inside the blini, and apricot jam on the outside.
But as far as sweets go, I have a limit, and so the other day I craved a savory Russian blini. At home, I've often had blinis with chili, cheese, and sour cream. I'm also a fan of a spoonful of taramasalata with diced tomatoes and dill. This time around, my inspiration came from a Philadelphia sushi roll.
Philadelphia Roll Blinis
***I promise to share my recipe for blinis on a later occasion. It's been a labor of love trying to figure out the right proportions. I grew up watching my mom make these thin rounds by mixing everything up by hand without using a measuring cup or a measuring spoon. There is still some approximation involved in my recipe, but for the most part, it's a great, full-proof guide.
1. Spread cream cheese over 1/3 of the blini.
2. Stack the rest of the filling ingredients over the cream cheese in a linear direction.
3. Roll up the blini, cut in half and eat.
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