Golden blini

Helsinki, 2 degrees


The beginning of the year asks for tasty dinners! As I have mentioned before, Helsinki has the most interesting food culture of the Nordic countries as it has influences both from East and West. An example of the Eastern influences are the blini. The beautiful blini, round, thin pancakes of Russian origin, are a worldwide phenomenon of a pancake. As they are round and golden, they symbolize the sun and promise of a new beginning as the long winter comes to an end. The Finnish blini are smaller than the Russian ones and we have different toppings as well. When I made them, we used as toppings: smoked salmon, dill, salmon roe, sour cream, honey, mushroom salad and smoked reindeer cream cheese. You'll find the recipe for blini here. Blini are irresistible while still fresh, straight from the pan! The blini season continues in Helsinki throughout January. 

Alkuvuosi tarkoittaa maittavia päivällisiä! Kuten olen aikaisemminkin maininnut, mielestäni Helsingillä on Pohjoismaiden mielenkiintoisin ruokakulttuuri koska sillä on vaikutteita niin idästä kuin lännestä. Idän vaikutteet ovat huomattavissa nyt tammikuussa kun on blinien aika! Vähän aikaa sitten tein niitä kotona ja käytimme lisukkeina savustettua lohta, tilliä, mätiä, smetanaa, hunajaa, sienisalaattia ja savuporotuorejuustoa. Itse käytin Myllyn Parhaan bliniohjeita. Blinit ovat vastustamattomia kun tulevat suoraan kuumasta pannusta! Blinikausi jatkuu Helsingissä koko tammikuun ajan.

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Have you ever tried this treat? What do you usually feast upon in January?

Millä tavalla itse nautit blineistä? Mikä on suosikkilisukkeesi?



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    1. You definitely should! They're so good!

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      E

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  2. Yummm....I love your food! I'd 'like visit your wonderful Helsinki!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! You definitely should visit Helsinki :)

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  3. I don't use this word "blini" very often, almost not at all. "crepes" and "pancakes" are the most common words here in Estonia (it's "pannkook" in Estonian ;). and pancakes are very popular among Estonians, a regular dish. we make them like once or twice a month but some families have those "pancake Sundays" for example. well and after seeing your delicious dish and writing and thinking about it I feel like having some pancakes, haha. maybe this weekend I let E cook some :P

    Maiken,
    Part of me

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    1. But pancakes/crepes are sweet and blini aren't, that's the difference :)

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  4. Mhmmm this is making my stomach rumble.. just chanced upon your blog and I love it! <3
    I'm your new follower xx
    June
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart

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    1. Thank you June for your kind comment! Blini are so good!

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