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    Coconut Flour Blinis - Just Add Some Smoked Salmon

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    Coconut Flour Blinis - Just Add Some Smoked Salmon

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Oct 02 2014, 17:04


    Saw this very nice recipe on Gluten Free Anna's site and thought it worth sharing.

    She says "Blinis is the fancy Russian word for mini buckwheat pancakes, but we all know pancakes are one of the first things we say our goodbyes to go when we cut out grains.  Buckwheat gets a bad rap, even though it’s one of the lowest carb grains out there.  It’s still a grain, and we’re doing this thing without grains, aren’t we?

    So howsabout we make a grain-free pancake that we slap some creme fraiche, smoked salmon, and dill sprigs on, and called said pancake a “blini?”  I think we can all get on board with that.

    Smoked Salmon with Coconut Flour Blinis
    (Yield 22-25 blinis)
    1/2 cup coconut flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 eggs
    2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus additional butter for cooking.
    3/4 cup milk
    Creme fraiche for serving
    4 ounces smoked salmon
    Fresh dill, separated into sprigs

    In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add eggs, stirring lightly until dough is lumpy.  Add in melted butter.  Stir in milk, 1/4 a cup at a time, until batter is the consistency of a thick pancake batter.
    Heat a pat of butter in a sauté pan to medium high heat until pan is very hot and butter is starting to brown.  Starting at 12 o’clock on the pan, scoop a teaspoon of batter onto the hot pan, using the teaspoon to flatten the batter into a mini-pancake.  Repeat clockwise around the sauté pan.  Cook for about 2 minutes, flip blinis, then cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.  Let cool on a paper towel lined plate.  Repeat with more butter in the hot pan until all the batter is made into blinis.

    Place the cooled blinis on a serving tray, then put a dollop of creme fraiche on all the blinis, top with some smoked salmon and a sprig of fresh dill.  Serve with an ice-cold martini or soda water with lime."

    You could always have other foods to enjoy with your blinis, cheese for example, in fact what would you choose?

    Anna's site is here http://glutenfreeanna.com/

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Coconut Flour Blinis - Just Add Some Smoked Salmon

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Oct 02 2014, 17:10

    They look lovely. Never heard of coconut flour. Is it easy to get hold of ?


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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Oct 02 2014, 17:47

    @mo1905 wrote:They look lovely. Never heard of coconut flour. Is it easy to get hold of ?

    Coconut Flour is usually available at your local supermarket, although for some reason it can be put in 'the home brewing' section ?

    It can also be bought online from Amazon and similar - but doing it this way may mean a larger purchase.

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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Oct 02 2014, 19:19

    Thanks Jan :-)


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