For the batter: Sift the all-purpose flour and sugar into a small bowl. Add the yeast, then ½ cup of the warm milk; whisk until smooth.
Combine the buckwheat flour and salt in a medium-size bowl. Add the egg yolk and remaining milk; whisk until smooth.
Cover both bowls with plastic wrap set aside at room temperature for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. After resting, pour the yeast mixture into the buckwheat mixture and whisk to combine.
Whisk the egg white in a small bowl until soft peaks form; scrape it onto the top of the batter. Add heavy cream to the now-empty egg white bowl and whip it to soft peaks; scrape it onto the egg white and gently fold everything together.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 1 hour or so. Letting it rest longer – 2 to 6 hours – in a slightly cool place develops more flavor and the blini will also cook up crisper. The batter can rest up to 24 hours – it will develop a slight sourdough flavor. If the kitchen is warm, refrigerate the batter overnight, then bring to room temperature.
To cook: Pour clarified butter or butter/oil mixture into a small non-stick skillet, just enough to form a thin film. Drop about ½ tablespoon of batter into the hot fat and spread to about 1 ½-2 inches in diameter, if necessary.
Cook until golden brown (about 10 seconds); turn and cook the other side until golden brown and done at the center, about another 10 seconds. Remove to a paper towel to drain briefly, then serve hot with a dollop of Crème Fraîche, smoked salmon or smoked sturgeon, and 2 chive pieces (or do it as TFD does, with the addition of a small amount of snipped fresh dill!). For something extra special, dab with caviar.
Wine pairing: Sparkling wine or Champagne – especially a Brut Rosé will be a terrific accompaniment.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (22g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 27 (77%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 3g||4 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.4g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 57.6mg||18 %|
|Sodium 327mg||11 %|
|Potassium 29.5mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 0.4g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 0.4g|
|Protein 1.8g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 35
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