Monday, August 13, 2012


   Amuse-bouche is nothing else than a fancy name for "one-biters" and I would probably never know this term if I didn't spend hours watching cooking shows. But, I do have to admit that it makes me feel sophisticated and almost "aristocratic" when I say that I made "amuse-bouche"... I think Justin just rolled his eyes on me when he saw "aristocratic". OK, maybe I'm going a little bit over board here with the terminology but, I do love my one-biters. They are perfect party food, easy to grab and easy to eat, no need to struggle with a knife, fork or even teeth (I always drag the entire topping with my first bite!). So here is the recipe for delicious mini blinis with avocado mousse and smoked salmon.

*  1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
*  2 eggs
*  1 cup warm milk
*  1 packet (1/4 oz) dry yeast
*  1 tbsp white sugar
*  1/2 tsp salt
*  vegetable oil 

*  1 ripe avocado
*  1 lime
*  1 tbsp fat-free sour cream
*  dash of salt

*  smoked salmon
*  fresh thyme

1.  In a bowl, whisk milk and eggs together, add yeast, flour, salt and sugar. Mix everything together, cover with a kitchen towel and put in a warm place for an hour so the dough can rise. If after an hour the dough seems to be a little bit "runny", add some more flour. You want it to be nice and thick so you can make a small and fluffy blinis.
2. In a skillet, heat the oil to a high temperature and using a tablespoon scoop a little bit of dough into the oil (to make a small circle), fry for about 20-30 seconds on each side (until golden brown) and transfer onto a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
3. When the blinis are cooling, blend together avocado, sour cream, lime juice and salt until smooth.
4. To assemble, scoop a little bit of avocado mousse on the top of blini, top with a piece of salmon and sprinkle with fresh lemon thyme.

   They fry so fast that you can make a huge batch of them in a matter of minutes! There is something about yeast containing food that makes me feel very homey and comfy. I think it's because it reminds me of my grandma who is the queen of yeast cakes! It's not only quick, but also super delicious, very elegant and unexpected. Perfect as an appetizer for your next party!



  1. Hey Magda, I just discovered your blog, and I simply just LOVE it! All the food looks so yummy, and I want to try all of it! Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job! Love from Sophie!

    1. Sophie, you are too nice, you absolutely made my day with your comment! I'm super happy that you like my blog... keep reading!