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Blinis are small thick Russian pancakes made with buckwheat flour. They are usually served with salt herring, caviare, or smoked salmon, and sour cream and melted butter. Blin is Russian for ‘pancake’, but its plural, blini, has generally been taken in English as a singular form, and a new plural blinis has been created. See also blintze.

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