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Buckwheat

Buckwheat

grain-buckwheat[1]A native of Russia, buckwheat is another of the super grains. It is not an acutal grain, however, but an herb-and a very flexible one. Flour made from buckwheat seed is used to make pancakes in the United States, pasta in Italy, soba (pasta) in Japan and ankasha in Russia. High in all eight essential amino acids, gluten-free buckwheat is high in calcium and vitamins E and B.

Use buckwheat in breads, cereals, side dishes, pancakes, and salads.

*For nutritional content and recipes see the book “Those Wonderful Grains-2nd Edition,” by Chef Brad

Nutritional Information

Buckwheat is a Super Grain so it contains complete proteins
Buckwheat is Gluten Free
Fiber Content: 3.0 grams per 0.5 cup

 

Buckwheat Usage

Salad
Soup
Yeasted Breads
Pancakes & Pastries
Cookies & Treats
Meat Substitutes
Non-Yeasted
Breads & Cakes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes

Buckwheat Cooking Times

Cooking Ratio
Stove Top
Electric Pressure Cooker
Stove Top Pressure Cooker
1:3.0
32 Minutes
4 Minutes
5 Minutes

The Electric Pressure Cooker is Chef Brad’s favorite pan for cooking breakfast cereals. It cooks fast and turns to a keep warm mode. Grains stay hot and in perfect condition for hours when cooked using the electric pressure cooker.

Most grains do well in the pressure cooker. Natural release method is recommended. Meaning after suggested cooking time turn off heat and let the pressure come down naturally.

Buckwheat Tips:
Buckwheat is Not Wheat

Buckwheat is not related to wheat. It is gluten free and is wonderful used in pizza doughs and French breads. Don’t forget the wonder of buckwheat pancakes.

 

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Buckwheat Salad

Buckwheat Salad

You can use kasha (roasted hulled buckwheat) or hulled buckwheat in this recipe. Kasha has a stronger flavor, but I love it, hulled is milder, but I love it too. Either way you will have a great salad. Print Buckwheat Salad Author: Chef Brad   Ingredients 

Buckwheat Rustic Bread

Buckwheat Rustic Bread

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Buckwheat Buttermilk Banana Pan Fried Pancakes

Buckwheat Buttermilk Banana Pan Fried Pancakes

I like to make these one day and cook them on the griddle and then the next day fry the leftovers. It takes them to a whole new level. Print Buckwheat Buttermilk Banana Pan Fried Pancakes Author: Chef Brad   Ingredients 5 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 

Feta Sourdough Flat Bread

Feta Sourdough Flat Bread

The buckwheat makes this a wonderful rustic bread. Print Feta Sourdough Flat Bread Author: Chef Brad   Ingredients 1 cup sourdough 1 cup feta cheese 1 jar chopped pitted kalamata olives 2 cups hot water 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 

Buckwheat Olive Flat Bread

Buckwheat Olive Flat Bread

This is a simple wonderful bread that goes with anything.

Buckwheat Olive Flat Bread
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Serves: 2 or 3 large flat breads
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup xagave
  • 1 small jar pitted kalamta olives, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh ground buckwheat
  • 4 to 5 cups high gluten flour or fresh ground wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons saf instant yeast
  • fresh rosemary and thyme for garnish
  • extra olive oil for baking
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in WonderMix mixer, using only half the flour and placing the yeast on top.
  2. Turn on the mixer and add flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Knead for 6 minutes.
  4. Remove from bowl and divide dough into 2 or 3 pieces.
  5. Roll out and let rise.
  6. Using fingers, make indents in the dough and fill will oil and top with fresh herbs, kosher salt, and grated parmesan cheese if desired.
  7. Bake on parchment on a heated pizza stone at 500 degrees.