Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday Brunch: Apple-Cinnamon Blinis

Blinis are a European-style pancake. The other names are blin or blintchiki, which typically are more crepe-like. Typically served with a cheese-filling or caviar top, these go excellently with a dollop of 'sour supreme' or margarine.

1 Apple; peeled, cored and chopped
1 tbsp Sugar (cane or any granulated sugar)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Earth Balance (or other vegan margarine)
1 cup Flour 
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Egg Replacer (I use Ener-G)
1 cup Sour Supreme (or other faux sour cream), divided
1/2 cup Soy Milk (or Almond would work too)

Take the chunks of apple and toss them in the sugar and cinnamon. Heat the margarine over medium low and cook the apple mixture until it caramelizes and the apples are soft. Set aside.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, mix the egg replacer with the milk and 1/2 cup of sour supreme. Fold together the liquid and dry mixes until just mixed. carefully fold in apple mixture *do not overmix.

Over medium-low heat, drop spoonfuls of batter into a lightly oiled pan or griddle. When the bubbles appear on the top and begin popping, flip over. On the second side, they only need about 10 seconds, or until when they aren't sticking. This keeps the middle light and fluffy. Top with a dollop the remaining sour supreme and some fresh fruit.

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