Buckwheat is not actually a type of wheat, but is made from the seeds of a plant that is related to
rhubarb. Not only are Buckwheat Pancakes a Confederate food, but
apparently they were also eaten in Elizabethan England as they are mentioned in
the movie Shakespeare in Love.
What you need
1 cup of buckwheat flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 packet or two tablespoons of yeast
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of warm water
2 teaspoons of honey (you can use sugar if you wish)
1 1/2 cups of warm milk
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
What you do
Mix together the yeast, salt, honey and warm water. Beat in the buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, milk, eggs and vegetable oil. Leave to rise for one hour or refrigerate in a large container overnight if you wish to use in the morning.
Cook the pancakes in a very lightly greased skillet at medium heat. Flip the pancakes when bubbles start to appear and remove from the skillet when they stop steaming.