This month's Chocolate with Francois challenge was his recipe for chocolate blinis. Linda from Diva Weigh chose this recipe and I'm so glad that she did . I never made sweet blinis before and thought it would be similar to the savory ones I've made in the past. I was very wrong-the recipe itself was very easy to put together and the batter was so rich and delicious. My challenge was flipping the blinis and gauging when they were ready to be flipped. The little edges were bubbling and calling out to me, flip me, flip me. So I would try to flip and the chocolate would come oozing out from all edges. My official tester enjoyed the blini mistakes and even though they looked all mushed and wrinkled like little chocolate baby cakes they still tasted incredibly rich.
I try to imagine the first person who decided it would be a great idea to combine chocolate with eggs and create a chocolate blini. Can you imagine the look on their face when they got the combination of ingredients just right and took that first bite. That soft cake like exterior and the creamy chocolate interior. These don't need butter or syrup,they are perfect just plain. But I thought wouldn't some caramelized bananas and a side of whipped cream just send them over the top? And yes it did-what a natural combination of flavors. This was my Sunday night dinner- I know it's not very healthy and certainly doesn't meet any food pyramid recommendations. But it does meet my criteria and that's when in doubt eat chocolate !