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Sweet Potato Blinis with Sour Cream

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The best-ever breakfast spoils were Sweet Potato Blinis with Sour Cream (Russian sweet potato blinis – small pancakes) topped with scallion sour cream.

A blini or, sometimes, blin, is a Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat or buckwheat flour and served with smetana, tvorog, butter, caviar, and other garnishes. Blini are among the most popular and most eaten dishes in Russia.

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Sweet Potato Blinis with Sour Cream

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1215 depending on size 1x
  • Category: Breakfast and Brunch


Breakfast spoils were Russian sweet potato blinis (small pancakes) topped with scallion sour cream.


Units Scale
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey/Sugar
  • 200g Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Scallions/Spring Onions


  1. Peel and chop the potatoes then boil until tender.
  2. Drain, add the honey/sugar and butter, and mash until smooth.
  3. Whisk the milk and eggs together and stir into the sweet potato puree.
  4. In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients then add them to the sweet potatoes.
  5. Stir until blended.
  6. Heat a non-stick skillet/pan and add in a spoonful of the batter, flattening each pancake slightly.
  7. Cook until golden on each side.
  8. Garnish the pancakes with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 247
  • Fat: 15
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 69
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What are blinis made of?

Blinis are yeasted pancakes, traditionally from Russia, and made from buckwheat flour and served with caviar. Make up a batch of these blinis for a party – if the recipe gives you too many you can freeze them. Delicious served with smoked salmon and soured cream, or maybe a spot of caviar.

Are blinis served warm or cold?

Blini can be served slightly warm or at room temperature. Once topped, they are best served immediately. Like all starch-based products, they can get soggy with time

Are blinis the same as Pikelets?

Blinis are the Russian equivalent of our pikelets and are often served as small finger foods with sweet or savory toppings. While they are often made the same way as our pikelets, blinis should be made quite differently using yeast instead of baking powder as a raising agent

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