Bliny (Russian Pancakes)


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup flour (buckwheat flour is traditional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Beat eggs until foamy in a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, and milk.
  2. Add flour and mix well until no lumps remain. Add vanilla.
  3. Pour a little vegetable oil into a small frying pan. Heat the pan over medium heat.
  4. Using a ladle, pour a very thin layer of batter into the pan.
  5. Cook until edges begin to curl and brown, and then carefully turn to brown the other side.
  6. Serve with filling (recipe follows). May also be served with butter, jam, sour cream, or fresh fruit.

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