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Serving size 8
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¾ cup buckwheat flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp dry mustard powder⅔ cup skim milk1 ½ Tbsp snipped chives, plus more for garnish2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup) salt freshly ground pepper2 large egg whites4 oz sliced smoked salmon, cut into thin strips¼ cup fat-free sour cream


1. In a medium bowl, whisk the buckwheat flour, baking powder and dry mustard. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Add the 1 1/2 tablespoons of chives and the cheddar and season the batter with salt and pepper.

2. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until firm peaks form. Whisk one-fourth of the whites into the batter. Fold in the remaining whites.

3. Heat a griddle over moderate heat until very hot and spray with vegetable oil spray. Spoon 1-tablespoon mounds of batter onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form around the edges of the blini, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the blini for about 30 seconds longer.

4. Transfer the blini to a platter and top with the smoked salmon and a dollop of sour cream. Garnish the blini with chives and serve right away.

Tags: Appetizer, Healthy, Egg, Cheese, Salmon, Dairy, Scandinavian, Quick, 30 Minute, Entertaining

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