Blini was considered by early East Slavic people in pre - Christian times to be a symbol of the sun, due to their round form.
They were traditionally prepared at the end of winter to honor the rebirth of the new sun. - Butter week / Maslenitsa / Pancake week.
We have adopted the name and taken the Blini to the next level, making them bigger in size, and turned different toppings into mouth - watering fillings.
The recipes used have travelled over 13 000 kms and been handed down through generations to offer your taste buds an ultimate high!
* Pancakes started over 30 000 years ago during the Stone age.
* Researchers have found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the human, his remains dating back 5300 years.
* The name 'Pancake' started during the 15th century but became standard in 19th century America.
Stop, You had me at pancake!