Blintz – Russian pancakes

Blintz – Russian pancakes

Russian pancakes are called blintz (or fondly blintchiki). Other names are blin, blini, blintchik, blinz or bliny. Blintz is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Russian cuisine.

300 g (=2,5 cups) wheat flour
500 ml (=2 cups) milk (warm)
25 g (=1 oz) yeast
25 g (=1 oz) butter
100 ml (=1/2 cup) cream
2 eggs
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
frying oil


  1. the yeast is very fresh (and do not take too much yeast!)
  2. the dough is very smooth and there are no lumps
  3. beaten egg whites are poured into the cream (and not vice versa!). This makes the pancakes especially tender


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