Sweet Potato Blinis & Aubergine Caviar
Sweet Potato Blinis & Aubergine Caviar
serves 4 cooks in 1 hour 10 minutes difficulty two

My dad’s favourite canapé’ ever since i can remember has been blinis and caviar. This has always been a massive treat, and there was always a build up for about a week when he purchased some! Growing up i used to always love to part take in the nibbles, and time after time used to pile my plate high with blinis whilst the adults had the caviar! i loved the light fluffy mini pancakes and would beg my parent to buy them for me for breakfast, i long thought eating them with Nutella would be a good idea!

When i catered for a dinner party recently, the first canapé that came to my mind was blinis and caviar and i sat for some time trying to figure out how i could recreate this, in a way that was even more delicious, yet a whole lot healthier, and of course, vegan. When i experimented and came up with these Sweet potato blinis i knew i had hit the jackpot. They are sweet, fluffy and moist to perfection which compliments the more sharp, salty taste of the aubergine caviar really well.

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The Ingredients

BLINIS

2 sweet potatoes

1 cup brown rice flour

1 cup oat milk

Salt to taste

Method

Start by pealing the sweet potatoes and cutting into bite sized pieces.

Steam for 25 minutes/ until very soft.

Transfer to a bowl and mash.

Add the brown rice flour, oat milk and a pinch or two of salt.

Heat olive oil in a pan. You can cook around 3-4 blinis at a time. Spoon one tablespoon of the mixture per blini. Leave to cook around 3 minutes on each side, before flipping with a spatula.

Transfer the cooked blinis on to a baking tray and continue to do the same with the rest of the mix.

Before serving put in a hot oven to reheat.

AUBERGINE CAVIAR

Ingredients:

2 aubergine

3 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp lemon juice

1 clove garlic, crushed

3 tbsp minced shallot

a large handful minced parsley

Optional: Add a handful of finely chopped black olives.

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celcius. Bake the aubergines whole and unpealed for 50 minutes.
  • Peel the aubergines, and place the flesh in a bowl. Mash well and then mix in all the other ingredients.

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