Blinis are very easy to make and the raising agent used is dried yeast. They taste so much better than the shop bought blinis and can be made in advance and frozen – just defrost, spread out on a baking tray and warm through in a hot oven for approximately 4 minutes.
Serve for breakfast or brunch with a glass of bubbly or a shot of vodka. They are also delicious served with sweet toppings. Try dollops of sour cream, topped with fruity cherry preserve or Greek yoghurt, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with chopped nuts.