Skip to main content

Gravlax with Russian Pancakes and Sour Cream

So it really is over. My college life, I mean. For a while, at least. I have graduated from college... It's still hard to grasp. But it was such a happy day! We had a smallish get together after at my parents' because nothing's better than being in a familiar environment when you just want to celebrate! Nothing's wrong with restaurants, I love restaurants, but when there are more people involved I think it's best to have them at home. It's just more friendly and everyone can come and go and enjoy themselves... So we had SO much food! And so much drinks ;) Okay, not too much but you know... :) We had pasta salad, greek salad, sea food salad, gravlax, honey melon wrapped in jamon serrano (ham), potato salad as entree. Then came the little grilled Italian sausages that were delicious, even though I was so full by then I couldn't eat the whole thing... And then for dessert I made cheesecake and crepe cake filled with my homemade nutella, homemade sour cherry jam and ground walnuts! So so yummy and so much! :) 
Oh and I can't help myself, I just need to post a few pics of my graduation and me in my hat :)

So yess... It was such a delightful day I will cherish forever :) Even if I sound cheesy.

So as I mentioned, we had gravlax that is basically a huge piece of salmon cured in a lot of salt and dill. It has to stay in this seasoned salt for 3 days and then you can slice it and have it with whatever you feel like. We had a huge amount of leftover so I decided to make a Russian meal today and have it with some pancakes (blini) and sour cream. It was ooooh soooo good! :) And so easy! Although, the pancake batter does consists of yeast. It was kinda weird for me but oh well!

Russian Pancakes with Gravlax

1 liter milk
150 grams buckwheat flour
400 grams all-purpose flour
1 1/2 packs active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoons salt
50 grams butter
1 dl heavy cream
2 egg yolks

Dissolve the yeast in 3 tablespoons milk and the sugar. Cover it until it's foamy. Warm the milk. Combine the 2 flours together and add the foamy yeast in it. Add the salt and the remaining milk. Mix it together and cover the bowl and let it sit for an hour in a warm environment. 

Melt the butter and while it is cooling, whip the heavy cream. Add the melted butter and egg yolks to the pancake batter and then fold in the whipped cream. Cover the bowl again and let it sit for another hour. 

When the batter is ready, turn your heat to medium and start cooking the pancakes as you would normally. 

When your pancakes are ready, spread 1 tablespoon of sour cream on each (or as many as you would eat in one sitting) and pile up the gravlax on top!

ps: Cream cheese is delicious with the salmon!


  1. Congrats to you, and this looks uhmazing!! YUM. Love your photos, too! :)

  2. Wow!
    Its so yummy...Sure, plenty of Russian crepe recipes are actually thin and they're delicious filled with pretty a lot something from candy to savory! those remind me of my mom… She made such crepes, skinny and mild. Then she’d wrap them with either candy coconut, or jam every so often fruit fulling and cream. So delicious. Your recipe appears perfect. thank you for this recipe. I've been seeking out a “real” one. I’m searching ahead to creating a lot of those recipes. I’m sitting right here searching at recipes while I wait for our strength to return back on. might truly love to have some of this first-rate sounding Russian meals even as looking it snow….


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hungarian Kakaós Csiga (Chocolate Rolls)

Frankly, I missed baking so much! Even though I needed one baking-free month to lose all the weight I gained due to the excessive baking mania I got over this summer I just cannot stop it! So I decided that I don't have to give up this love of mine but I do have to figure out something that will not leave me end up gaining weight again. What to do, what to do...Bake only in the weekends! And probably I should get a grip and not stuff my face until I can't move...Which didn't really happen today. I ate like 6 of these lovely chocolate rolls...I guess, no dinner for Csilla tonight :P These rolls are from a traditional Hungarian pastry recipe. I called my Grandma to ask for the recipe and as it always happens with Grandma recipes she did not know the measurements...I don't know if it's only with my grandmas but they always work with their eyes so they usually have no idea how much grams I need from this or that... So I turned to an ancient Hungarian cookbook and that i…

Sajtos Pogácsa - Hungarian Cheese Puffs

We have different traditions in Hungary in the holiday season. Santa, I mean St Nicholas, comes on 6th December here and on Christmas Eve we are waiting for the little Jesus to bring our presents! Of course, as an almost 22-year-old I don't expect any gifts on Nicholas day...That is why I was so surprised when I got absolutely the coolest thing ever! A plastic bread-board! I had a huge wooden one that was very heavy, very hard to clean and needed such a big space. Look at this beauty :)

It has everything I might need. Measurements, unit converter, it can be rolled up, I don't need to use flour for kneading...I know exactly how big I need to knead the dough, it is perfect!  So, of course I just had to try it out! :)
I've been waiting for these cheese puffs' recipe for years now. It is a traditional, old school Hungarian pastry. It is made with yeast and it tastes amazing! These mini puffs are crunchy on the outside and super duper soft inside! This recipe is the ultimate c…

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Today I woke up and had the urge to bake something. At first, I was very VERY intrigued by a wonderful brownie recipe but then I came to my senses...that no, today is Wednesday! And brownies don't happen on Wednesdays around here. So I scolded myself for even thinking about it and swore that I will work out something vigorous instead :) But the scorching desire to bake something was still there! Ahhh! What to do now? I had a bag of unsalted roasted peanuts in the pantry so first let's make some peanut butter! That's healthy. And easy. Way too easy, I needed something more. So when I have peanut butter, let's make cookies with it!! Right??? Such a lovely idea!  I was looking through a couple PB cookie recipes and I originally wanted a no-flour kind but when I saw the amount of sugar each had... I was like no way am I gonna add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup PB. Let alone, I didn't even have 1 whole cup of PB. 
You really learn to appreciate things when you don't have a lot. …