Maslenitsa is officially upon us! If you don’t know what Maslenitsa is, then you’re about to find out! This week-long festival of food, singing, and partying with friends and family celebrates the start of lent with a “meatless” week. Typical foods include pancakes… pancakes… and more pancakes! Hence why it’s sometimes called a “pancake week”. Of course, there are other ingredients and fillings used to fill the pancakes, as well as sweets, caviar, and Russian baked goods served alongside them. The special Russian pancakes often eaten are called blini, and they are a simple yet delicious recipe that can be eaten either sweet or savory.
Here at NetCost Market, we want to celebrate Maslenitsa the traditional way, which is why we’ve got a great recipe for blinis and a few for some great filling ideas. What’s more, the recipes use ingredients from our Weekly Specials, so you can fill your tasty Russian pancakes for less!
This classic Russian pancake is perfect for stuffing full of your favorite sweet or savory filling. Right now, the key ingredients are part of our Weekly Specials, including Finlandia butter, Daisy sour cream, Sunshine Farms large organic eggs, Mazola sunflower oil, Domino pure cane sugar, and Horizon organic milk. Make the most of the great deals currently on offer for all of these items right now!
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, ½ tsp. salt, 3 tbsp. Domino sugar, ¼ tsp. baking soda, 2 Sunshine Farms eggs, 3 1/3 cups Horizon organic milk, ½ cup Daisy sour cream, 5 tbsp. Finlandia butter, Mazola sunflower oil.
The savory fillings for blini are endless, which is not surprising considering many Russians eat these delicious pancakes for the whole week of Maslenitsa! Here are some of the most popular fillings you can make using ingredients from our Weekly Specials.
Everyone loves a sweet pancake, and the Russians are no exception. These recipes are classics that will get your taste buds tingling!
When it comes to food, Maslenitsa is a festival all about blinis! Now you know what these delicious Russian pancakes are, why not go ahead and make some for yourself? Right now at NetCost Market, we have all the ingredients you need to make the perfect sweet or savory blinis, and with our amazing Weekly Specials deals, you can make them for that little bit less!