Buckwheat's grain-like seeds can be enjoyed cooked as they are, or ground into a naturally gluten-free flour. Common in Eastern European cuisine, buckwheat appears in everything from pilafs to blinis.
These are delicious buckwheat pancakes that taste great with some butter and honey or jam.
Also called ‘kasha’, whole buckwheat grains give a pleasing chewy texture to this hearty vegetarian pilaf. Buckwheat is higher in protein than most grains, as well as providing B vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Hot out the oven, these muffins are gorgeous. Best thing is they are so easy to prepare even the kids can do it. Use any choice of dried fruit and substitute the flour for wholemeal or spelt too. I find Doves farm flour fantastic. Enjoy with a nice cuppa!
A creamy but light filling transforms these nutty-flavoured pancakes, popular in Normandy and Brittany, into a great dish for relaxed entertainment.
These little Russian pancakes have a deliciously distinctive flavour. For a more luxurious starter, top with a spoonful of dip or sour cream.