• Call them blinis, flapjacks or crumpets, these happy morsels will have people calling whenever you heat a pan

    In a frying pan, heat 30ml (2 tbsp) butter and 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil. When the butter foams, drop in spoonfuls – about 10ml (2 tsp) per blini – of ready-made crumpet batter (buy the dry mixture and simply mix in the liquid ingredients according to instructions). Fry gently until bubbles appear on the surface of the blinis, then turn over. Fry until golden on the other side, then remove from the pan and drain on paper towel. Once cool, top with cream cheese and smoked salmon and garnish with chopped chives, or try avocado and prawns or egg and caviar.