Christmas Recipe: Oladi

In France, we usually have what we called Blini and smoked salmon as a starter at Christmas dinner.

After doing a bit of research and talking to a Russian friend, it appeared that Blini are crepes and what we eat in France are Oladi. Oladi are small thick pancakes.

I could not find them in Sydney easily so I decided to make my own.


  • 250 mL of milk
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 200g of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • pinch of salt

Mix the flour, baking powder and milk in a big bowl.

Then add the egg and oil. You mixture should now be moist and thick.

In a pan, heat up some oil and with a spoon drop the dough. It naturally should be small pancake creating.


For starter, we add crème fraiche and smoked salmon and drizzle with lemon.




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