Russian Blini with Sisters Esther and Olimpiada

About the programme

Among the most popular dishes in Russia, the blini is an everyday snack that takes many forms. From sweet to savoury, thick to thin, Sisters Esther and Olimpiada will be demonstrating two different versions of the blini and showing you some of their favourite toppings for this classic Russian dish!

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Details

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$20 (excluding eventbrite service fee)

Where

Entrance of Russian Orthodox Church (110 Highland Road Singapore 549190)

Instructions

Dress comfortably. Masks are mandatory

This is a non-vegetarian and non-Halal dish. The blini may contain traces of nuts, dairy, eggs, gluten and other allergens. Participants are reminded to declare their food allergies, if any, in the registration form.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

 

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet the Sisters of the Russian Orthodox Church!

Hello everyone! We are excited to share with you an everyday flavour of Russia. The blini is the perfect introduction to Russian food – a versatile dish that can be paired with both sweet and savoury toppings. For us, nothing is better than a hot and crispy blini topped with sour cream and cottage cheese after a long day of work.

This is a part of Russia that has stayed with us throughout our many years in Singapore. It is a dish that encapsulates so much of Russian culture and we look forward to sharing it with everyone! We will be demonstrating 2 different versions of the blini so be sure to tell us which version is your favourite at the end of our programme!

More about Blini

According to the Sisters, the blini was originally baked in brick ovens and offered to the sun god as part of pagan traditions. It was only later that it became customary to have it before the Great Lent.

Others believe that the blini was an accidental discovery. Folktales speak of a Russian lady who baked kissel in an oven but forgot all about it. When she eventually took it out, it became all dry and golden brown. Nevertheless, that lady gave it a try and fell in love with its added crisp and caramelisation. She made a decision to keep the recipe and the blini was born.