Blinis are always a delightful nibble, but these are elevated to the sublime by the unexpected addition of Jarlsberg crisps. A definite crowd-pleaser, ideal for a sparkling new year’s party or special family celebration.
Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water, mix with 3 to 4 tbsp of plain flour and put it aside for 20 minutes until it has risen. Combine the rest of the plain flour and the buckwheat flour in a large bowl. Add the milk, yeast mixture, egg yolks, sour cream and salt and mix together. Allow it to rise for 2 to 3 hours.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the batter. Drop small spoons of the batter into a hot frying pan to make little pancakes. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Top the blinis with sour cream and smoked salmon, and garnish with Jarlsberg chips.
To make the Jarlsberg crisps, preheat your oven to 180 ̊C. Mix the melted butter and grated Jarlsberg in a food processor, add the flour and let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Make small balls, about one teaspoon in size, and bake them on greased baking paper until golden brown.