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home made blini

creme fraiche


I used this recipe from Daniel Boulud. The recipe called for beer and I didn't really know how to choose a beer to match the recipe. I used a beer with a drawing of a baby on the label. I'm not exactly sure what they should have tasted like but they weren't really remarkable in any way.


The recipe called for: beluga caviar. 12oz for 40 servings. Using a squeeze bottle to make 1.5in blini.


I used Tsar Nicoulai California estate osetra caviar. That "dollop" may be around 1/4oz. I used a spoon and guessed at the size of the blini. I had no idea about what the batter should look like at several stages of the preparation.


Next time, I'm going to try this recipe.

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Taken on January 7, 2009