Speaking of Pancakes,
These Buckwheat pancakes are made with yeast, thereby making them light and
fluffy and melt in your mouth tender . They do require an hour to rise so
start the batter at least 1 1/2 hours before you plan to serve.
1 c buckwheat flour
1/2 c unbleached or wholewheat pastry flour
1/2 pkg active dry yeast ( 1 1/2 teas )
1/2 teas salt ( optional )
1 1/4 c very warm water ( about 100 f )
1/2 teas baking soda
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 c very warm water
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F, then turn it off. In a large bowl, mix
buckwheat and unbleached flours, the yeast, and salt.
Stir in 1 1/4 c of warm water and beat until smooth. Cover the bowl with a
plate and place in preheated oven to rise until very bubbly, about 1 hour. (
be sure oven temp is off ! )
Dissolve the soda and molasses in 1/4 c of very warm water and add it to the
buckwheat batter. Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle. Mist lightly with a
vegetable spray. Pour small amounts of batter onto heated surface and cook
until puffed and bubbly. Turn and cook the other side about 1 minute. Serve
immediately with your desired topping.
p.s. - I am a dedicated buckwheat lover ! Such a robust flavor ! I also add
a shake or two of ground ginger and cinnamon to mine.
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