Leaf-Shaped Blinis

Leaf-Shaped Blinis

For the dough: 5 tbsp. flour, 2 1/2 cups milk, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1/3 tsp. salt, 2 to 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
For the filling: 1 1/4 cups fresh cottage cheese, 2 tbsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. sour cream, 2 egg yolks or 1 egg, salt to taste
For the frying: 1/2 cup butter.

Leaf-shaped b//n/s differ from their common instant variety by their shape. To prepare leaf-shaped blinis, put
a filling on each piece, roll it into a cigarette-like tube and bake in butter on a pan.

The festive version of the leaf-shaped blinis is somewhat more complex. Tie up a pancake rolled as a cigarette
with a thread, grease it with egg, roll in bread crumbs and bake in boiling oil. Discard the thread before serving.