Blinis with Morel Mushrooms

Blinis with morel mushrooms

Blinis with morel mushrooms and creme fraiche is an elegant and delicious appetizer. Morels are valuable mushrooms known for their intense flavor and aroma, and their rich and sought-after taste makes this dish particularly suitable for special occasions when you want to treat your guests.

Blinis are small, delicate pancakes that originate from Russia. They are made with wheat flour, eggs, milk, and butter and can be served with various toppings. In this recipe, they are served with creamy morels, giving the dish a unique flavor.

The morel topping can be made from either dried or fresh morels, butter, a bit of heavy cream, salt, and pepper. The blinis are served with a spoonful of creme fraiche and finely chopped red onions.

Blinis with morel mushrooms

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 24 blinis



  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 50 g dried morels (1.8 oz) or 500 g fresh (1.1 lb)
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


  • Creme Fraiche 18%
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • Dill, chives, wild garlic or other greens for garnish


  • 225 g (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2/3 tsp coarse salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 225 ml (1 cup) whole milk
  • 50 g (3.5 tbsp) butter



  • If you're using dried morels, soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes, or until soft. Then drain the water and pat them dry with a paper towel. If you're using fresh morels, make sure to clean them thoroughly. If the morels are very large, you can cut them into smaller pieces.
  • Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the soaked or fresh morels and fry for 4 minutes over low heat. It is very important that the morels do not get too much heat.
  • Add the heavy cream and let it simmer for another 7 minutes. Stir and season with salt and pepper.


  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Melt the butter.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and add the melted butter. Whisk the batter well until it is smooth and without lumps.
  • Heat a blini pan and melt some butter in each hole. When the pan is hot, pour batter into each hole and fry on each side for 1-2 minutes until they rise a bit and become golden.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used.

To serve

  • Place a small spoonful of creme fraiche on each blini and top with morels and some finely chopped red onion. Garnish with your favorite greens and serve immediately.
Keyword morel mushrooms
dried morels
Blinis with morel mushrooms

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