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Cloud Bread Blinis With Smoked Salmon & Horseradish Cream (Keto, Gluten-Free)

Cloud Bread Blinis With Smoked Salmon (Keto, Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings (20-24 blinis) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Russian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten-free, low-carb and keto-friendly, these cloud bread blinis with horseradish dill cream and smoked salmon are great as an appetizer, finger food or a snack. You can make the cloud bread pancakes or flatbreads using the same mixture and enjoy this dish for lunch or breakfast, a little like a smoked salmon bagel without the stodge.



2 large eggs (the fresher, the better)

1 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice

A pinch of salt

2 tablespoons (30-35 g cream cheese)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

A pinch of pepper

For the horseradish cream

1/3 cup cream cheese (or thereabouts) 

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped dill

1 teaspoon horseradish

90 g / 3 oz smoked salmon

Extra dill to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 150 C / 300 F. Place a piece of parchment baking paper on a large flat oven tray (I used two small trays for mine)
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks into two clean bowls.
  • Add vinegar or lemon juice and a pinch of salt to egg whites and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Add cream cheese, salt, onion and garlic powder and a pinch of pepper to the yolks and whisk until smooth. You can use electric whisk on the lowest setting as not to overbeat the cream cheese.
  • Fold a third of the egg white mixture into the cream cheese and yolk. Once smooth-ish, fold in another third and then again until both mixtures are incorporated. Don’t overmix as we want to keep those air bubbles going.
  • Add dollops of the cloud bread mixture onto the baking tray, about a tablespoon per blini. Make sure to leave some space between as they will expand and grow slightly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden and fluffy.
  • In the meantime, mix the horseradish and cream cheese sauce and prepare the salmon. Once cooled, assemble the blinis with a dollop of cream sauce and salmon on top or you can serve it as a ‘make-your-own’ buffet-style smoked salmon blinis.


Make-ahead tip: You can pre-make all of the elements ahead of time and assemble the blinis just before serving.

Keywords: Keto, Low-Carb, Finger Food

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