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Russian Crepe (Blini)

Easiest and Most Delicious Russian Crepes (Blini)

  • Author: Katya @
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Russian


This crepe recipe is so simple and delicious. You’ll never want to make crepes any other way.



  • 2 eggs
  • 21/2 cups milk, room temperature (make sure it is not cold nor hot – you can pop in the microwave to get it lukewarm temperature)
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs then add milk.
  2. To the same bowl, add sugar, salt, baking soda, vegetable oil, and butter. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Gradually add flour in equal parts to the milk and egg mixture; mixing well until no lumps are visible.
  4. Heat a medium (10″ or 12″ inch) non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds or until edges are visibly golden and flip. Cook for another 20-30 seconds and remove to a serving platter.
  6. Continue until all batter is gone. Serve immediately.


Makes approximately 16-20 crepes. If you want your crepes super thin, use less batter per crepe.

Keywords: easy, make ahead, Russian