Summer Brunch Inspiration: Strawberry Shortcake Blinis

Strawberry Shortcake Blinis

Summer is FINALLY here, and what better way to celebrate than with a sweet breakfast or brunch treat? Look no further; we have the perfect recipe for you. These Strawberry Shortcake Blinis are a fusion of your classic strawberry shortcake flavors and bite-sized blinis. This recipe is great for hosting a summer brunch with friends and family or simply indulging in a sweet breakfast during the warm months. 

Why Strawberry Shortcake Blinis Are Great for Summer

  • Seasonal Freshness: Fresh strawberries are at their peak from the late spring to early summer months. Strawberries are truly unmatched during strawberry season, so we’re taking advantage of them while we can. 
  • Light and Fluffy: These blinis are light and fluffy, just like a pancake, making them a great option for a summer brunch. 
  • Versatile and Fun: Although we recommend our strawberry shortcake version, the base of these blinis are versatile and can be served in various ways. You can get creative with different toppings or stay tuned for other variations in the upcoming months! 
  • Easy to Make: This recipe is straightforward and quick, utilizing our Vanilla Cupcake & Cake Mix as the batter. It’s ideal for those lazy summer mornings when you want something delicious without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Tips for the Perfect Strawberry Shortcake Blinis

  • Even Cooking: Ensure your skillet is properly preheated and evenly buttered to prevent the blinis from sticking and to achieve a uniform golden brown color.
  • Whipped Cream Consistency: When whipping your heavy cream, make sure you don’t overmix. When you see peaks start to form and they hold firmly but are still soft, you’ve reached the right consistency. 
  • Fresh Strawberries: If you live near a farmers market, we recommend supporting your local farmers. They’ll likely be the freshest and taste even sweeter knowing you purchased from your community. They should be bright red, and fragrant for the best flavor.

Ready to make these for your next summer brunch or a special breakfast? Follow the recipe below!

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Blinis

Ingredients: Instructions:
  1. Make batter according to the instructions on the box. 
  2. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat. 
  3. Once heated, butter the pan and spoon 1 tsp of batter per blini. 
  4. Once little bubbles start to form on top of the blinis use a small spatula to flip like you would a pancake.  Cook for one more minute.
  5. Transfer to a plate and let rest.
  6. While the blinis rest, whip the heavy cream using an electric mixer until medium peaks form (optional: add a pinch of sugar to the heavy cream if you prefer a sweeter whipped cream.)
  7. Spoon whipped cream on each blini and decorate with fresh sliced strawberries. Finish by dusting confectioner sugar on top. 
  8. Serve and enjoy!