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  • Sift the flours and salt into a large bowl. Photographs by Priyanka Parashar/MintSift the flours and salt into a large bowl. Photographs by Priyanka Parashar/Mint
  • Then take two egg yolks.Then take two egg yolks.
  • Mix the flours and egg yolk.Mix the flours and egg yolk.
  • Stir in the yeast, then whisk in the milk until you have a smooth, thin batter.Stir in the yeast, then whisk in the milk until you have a smooth, thin batter.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff.Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  • Gently fold into the buckwheat batter—be careful not to knock the air out of the egg whites.Gently fold into the buckwheat batter—be careful not to knock the air out of the egg whites.
  • Melt a little butter on a non-stick frying pan. Put tablespoons of the puffed-up buckwheat batter into the pan, then fry.Melt a little butter on a non-stick frying pan. Put tablespoons of the puffed-up buckwheat batter into the pan, then fry.
  • The blini will rise slightly on contact with the heat—then flip over and fry until both sides are lightly browned.The blini will rise slightly on contact with the heat—then flip over and fry until both sides are lightly browned.
  • Top with sour cream, smoked salmon and a little dill.Top with sour cream, smoked salmon and a little dill.