Sterling Cooper Blini with Caviar
1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons sour cream, plus additional for topping blini
Butter for frying
Caviar, for topping
In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together. Add the milk, sugar and 2 tablespoons sour cream. Beat the egg until frothy, add to batter and stir well. Let batter stand for 20 minutes.
Melt butter on a griddle or large skillet. Fry small (2-3 inch) pancakes in very hot butter. Drain on paper towels. Top each blini with sour cream and caviar before serving.
Adapted fromThe Best of Russian Cooking (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1964).
Recipe is courtesy of Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin, authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men (Smart Pop, 2011).
Approximately 16-20 blini
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 1:34pm