So here's another post in the five-course corn dinner series -- this was course number one.
It's a fairly simple appetizer, and can be done mostly ahead, although the blini are especially good if they're still warm when served. The creme fraiche and smoked salmon are purchased, so that part's simple. And making these blini is as easy as making pancakes. I only tweaked the recipe a tad -- scallion greens instead of chives, just because I couldn't find any chives that day -- although next time I might thin the batter a little bit so the blini come out a bit flatter.
(And we tried adding wasabi powder to the creme as recommended in the recipe, but liked the flavors better without.)