Gluten Free Blinis with Spiced Cherries

Gluten Free Blinis with Spiced Cherries

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These gluten-free blinis are perfect for brunch. They're light, fluffy, and flavorful.
Servings: 6
Calories: 348


  • 2 tablespoons Dairy free margarine
  • 3 3/4 lb canned pitted black cherries
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of caster superfine sugar or to taste
  • juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of kirsch liqueur

for the blinis

  • 2 oz buckwheat flour
  • 2 oz rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Gluten free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 2 medium free-range eggs beaten
  • 5 floz water
  • A drop of extra oil for frying
  • Dairy free vanilla ice-cream


  • Melt the margarine in a frying pan (skillet), add the cherries, cinnamon, sugar, orange juice and zest, and cook for a couple of minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the kirsch and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Keep warm while you make the blinis.
  • Sift the flours with the baking powder into a bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the oils and eggs.
  • Stir with a balloon whisk and gradually incorporate the water.
  • Leave the batter to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a large, non-stick frying pan (skillet) with a drop of extra oil until very hot.
  • Pour a spoonful of the blini mixture into the pan and repeat until you have 4 blinis, each about 6 cm (2 1/2 inch) in diameter.
  • Cook the blinis until they are firm on the underside and bubbling on the upper side, then turn them over and cook the other side.
  • Keep the blinis warm until they are all ready.
  • Serve two of them, overlapping, on each warm plate with a pool of warm spiced cherries beside them and a scoop of Dairy free vanilla ice-cream on the edge of the pancakes.
Calories: 348 kcal
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 133 mg
Potassium: 615 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 32 g
Vitamin A: 3945 IU
Vitamin C: 40 mg
Calcium: 110 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Cherry, Fruits
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