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During Масленица Butter Week блины pancakes are the principle dish. They are made every day during the week. Russian housewifes would make them from wheat flour, buckwheat, oats or cornmeal. Watch how to make light and fluffy блинчики.

Typical Russian блины pancakes are тонкие thin and very much like crepes, which are of course French in origin, but блины are even тоньше thinner. It’s said you can read a newspaper through a good блинчик. Тесто для блинчиков Batter is mixed up smooth, unlike American-style pancake batter which can be с комками a bit lumpy.

Break eggs into миску a bowl. Add две столовых ложки сахара two tablespoons of sugar. Перемешайте венчиком Whisk eggs and sugar together, and add около двухсот милилитров молока just about 200 ml of milk (a glass). Whisk the flour into the eggs. It will be a bit lumpy, but it will get жиже thinner when you keep adding milk. Whisk the batter until it is льющееся smooth. Add some кипяток boiling water that makes блины light and fluffy, and pour on cтоловую ложку a tablespoon of oil. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Lightly смажьте grease the griddle with butter. As you pour the batter into the pan, twirl the pan around. If you put in too little batter to begin with, you can pour in some extra batter to fill in the gaps. Блинчик will usually slide around when it is ready. Переверните блинчик Flip it over. You can either slip the spatula under блинчик and flip it with a quick twist or pick up the edge of the блинчик with your fingers and flip it over with no spatula. After the second side has cooked for thirty seconds, slip it out of the pan onto a plate.

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