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Pollinators LOVE Buckwheat! You can too!

Pollinators LOVE Buckwheat! You can too!
It's a well-known fact pollinators LOVE buckwheat but this airy, gluten-free chocolate cake recipe illustrates buckwheat's versatility as a pantry staple.

Buckwheat Pancakes

Scott Hucker

Tags Buckwheat, buckwheat flour, flour, Japanese Buckwheat, recipe, Tartary Buckwheat

Buckwheat Pancakes

I like to use two 10 inch well seasoned cast iron skillets.  I use two because it lets me keep up with 4 people at the table.  Begin the pans warming on medium heat so they are ready to go when the mixing is finished. Ingredients: 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter (if salted, omit extra salt) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 small eggs (or 1 large) 2 cups buttermilk, ours always come from Cook's down the road To make buckwheat flour from your own seeds,...


Making Buckwheat Flour from Tartary or Japanese Buckwheat

Scott Hucker

Tags flour, groat, Japanese Buckwheat, mill, roll, sift, Tartary Buckwheat

Making Buckwheat Flour from Tartary or Japanese Buckwheat

The 'hulls' on buckwheat often scare people away from this easily grown 'grain'.  Instead of removing the hulls to make buckwheat groats, we can easily make flour to use in pancakes.  I will describe how we prepare flour with equipment we have, and give suggestion for alternative methods.   A device for home scale buckwheat hull removal is one of those 'things' that everybody wants but nobody has the plans to build (yet).  If you could perform this task, then, you'd have groats, like this: In this case, I am wanting to make flour.  We will start with clean Tartary Buckwheat. This...