For Goat's Sake / by Cam

Our July Kitschen Ckaos recipe is Beetroot Blini with Goat's Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper. Our 2016 calendar combines our love of food, photography and design. This year our mouthwatering recipes focus on the delicious world of Hors d’Oeuvre, so join us on our gastronomic journey of discovery.

BEETROOT BLINI WITH GOAT'S CHEESE and Fresh Black Pepper

 Makes 32

 Ingredients

¾ cup plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
30g butter, melted
½ cup milk
1 cup purple beetroot, thickly grated or julienne
50g butter, extra for cooking
100g soft goat's cheese, rolled into a 3cm thick log
2 medium candy beetroot, thinly sliced
fresh black peppercorns or black caviar, to serve
micro herbs, to serve

Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Mix together egg, butter and milk and pour into the well and whisk until just smooth. Stir in the beetroot.

Heat butter in a frying pan. Drop tablespoons of batter into the pan and cook over medium heat until the underside is golden. Turn the blini over and cook the other side. Keep warm while cooking remaining batter. 

To serve: Top blini with goat's cheese, slices of candy beetroot, peppercorns and herbs. Serve.

Tips: Candy beetroot and fresh black peppercorns are available from select green grocers. If candy beetroot is unavailable, use regular purple beetroot. 

 

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