Show. Me. The. Blini.Gather Journal Silver Dollar Blini with Smoked Trout Spread
Our stacks on stacks of silver dollar blini, made without yeast (because we’re too greedy to wait) and layered with a rich smoked trout spread (recipe courtesy of Gabriel Martinez of Brooklyn’s wonderful Long Island Bar) were imagined with the 1% in mind, but will please the 100%.
Silver Dollar Blini
Whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in milk and egg yolks until combined and then whisk in melted butter. In another bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks then gently fold into the batter. Cook tablespoons of batter, in batches, in a medium-hot, lightly buttered skillet until bubbles form on top, about 2 minutes, then flip and cook on second side 1 minute longer.
Makes about 32
Smoked Trout Spread
Combine cream cheese, crème fraîche, zest, chives, and shallot with a spatula in a bowl or in a mixer with paddle until evenly combined. Gently fold in smoked fish and then season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Top with trout roe if you’d like and serve with blini or crackers.
Makes about 2 cups