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Buckwheat Pancakes with Cottage Cheese-Walnuts and Caramelized Apples

Buckwheat Pancakes with caramelized apples ,cottage cheese and walnuts


The first time I was introduced to buckwheat flour was thanks to a Japanese friend of mine and her lovely soba noodles—which I happened to like…a lot :)


Years later I’ve re-discovered buckwheat flour in a French cooking class while learning the beauty of making ‘Galette’ { thin french pancake}-- A savory thin buckwheat flour crepe—which is extremely delicious to the taste, healthy, light and gluten free. Absolutely hard to resist! But that’s another story...

However, there are many things that could be made with buckwheat flour. And one of my favorites is buckwheat pancakes, indeed! Yes, I really heart buckwheat flour or as french called it...'dark flour' ! Pancakes are our perfect treat for a lazy weekend breakfast or as a light afternoon snack. I usually served these pancakes with cottage cheese or ricotta and caramelized fruits. Like poached poached pears {remember this recipe} or caramelized apples.




Last week I received a beautiful huge bag of buckwheat flour from my friend B.—one of my best friend-She’s such a sweet and funny person- whose personality I love and admire.


So on Sunday, after playing chess and relaxing for a while, we started to feel hungry again. And that make us crave for pancakes. I cooked some buckwheat pancakes, with a touch of soft brown sugar. Just the perfect snack to satisfy our crave :) The leftover pancakes were wrapped and frozen for future breakfasts and afternoon snacks!


Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
Make 12

3/4 C. Buckwheat flour
3 medium eggs
2/3 C. milk
1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1 Tbsp. Soft brown sugar

Preparation:
Separate the egg yolks and white in different bowls. In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder, milk, sugar and the egg yolks and mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined-and batter is smooth and thick.
Now with a electric mixer mix the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. And then fold into the flour mixture.

Heat a non-stick pan on a medium heat and pour about 2 tbsp of the mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes or until it looks golden brown. Serve them warm with the cottage cheese and caramelized apples.






31 comments:

Miriam said...

I love buckwheat, Russian blinis are made with it... delicious!

Junia said...

buckwheat pancakes with caramelized apples sound healthy and delicious! who would know its soo darn healthy? :) great recipe!!

Bianca said...

Pancakes of any kind are right up my alley! Perfect for lazy weekend breakfasts.

foodtravelandwine said...

Tengo que comprar buckwheat.....me dejaste tentada!!.....se ve un delicioso desayuno para un fin de semana....que rico!!......espero ahora empezar a ponerme al dia.....busqueda de casa para cambiarnos me tenia sin poder entrar el blog!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

You know how powerful pictures can be? Your photos just brightened me. I was sort of tired from a long day, but after looking at your beautiful and vivid colorful pictures, I feel more cheerful. I love pancake posts. Buckwheat ones are on my to-make-list. Thanks for the lovely post!

quicks said...

What a lovely post, Aldy! These pancakes look so cute and delicious, I have to admit I've never tried cooking with buckwheat flour but now, after seeing your beautiful pancakes...I'll definitely give it a try :-)

Thank you for sharing!

Beth said...

What pretty pancakes! I love the caramelized apples you've served with them, too.

Martina said...

Have never tried buckwheat - but this sounds so delicious! Like something i could eat right now! Love how you used the color yellow in these pix, so pretty!

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said...

I'm swooning over your photos. And I had to comment because I thought I was the only one who puts cottage cheese on my pancakes!! I just posted about that a few days ago, actually. :) I love that you included nuts with it. Yum!

kankana said...

i never had buckwheat flour .. but pancakes are my favorite and this breakfast looks delicious. It's just popping out of my screen!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Thanks very much,my lovely friends <3 feeling the love --Beautiful comments.

Sending that same love right back :)

Aldy.

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Lindsay, Hi! Thanks for stopping by--Glad you liked it and yes,I too love cheese on my pancakes :)

Hugs,

Magic of Spice said...

Your buckwheat pancakes are so delightful! Love everything here :)

miri leigh said...

These look delicious and easy to make. Thanks!

Prieta said...

Aldy, I love buckwheat flour for pasta, crepes, pancakes and anything else. I have never made my pancakes with just buckwheat flour, I usually do a mix of buckwheat and another flour. Your recipe sounds great and your pictures... well, just beautiful!

Sherilyn @ Wholepromise said...

I love buckwheat full stop! It is so versatile and scrummy. These pancakes look sensational as do your pictures as well. I have never been much of a fan of cottage cheese until recently. I would love to give it a try on the pancakes as I am sure it would be delicious. A beautiful blog. So glad I discovered it.

Maria said...

This certainly sounds like a winning combination - I love it!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Sherilyn, Nice to have you here and thanks for your lovely words-Glad you liked it :)

Hugs <3

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Thank you very much everyone for all the nice comments :)

Hugs

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

My first experience with buckwheat was with the French savory crepes! It sounds like it would be nice in traditional pancakes as well.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm I wish I had some buckwheat flour right now to try this -- bet the flavor is fantastic. And love the caramelized apples on top. Yum yum yum!

Tiffany said...

Everything about this screams home and wholesome! And I love your photos!

Sonia said...

Hey Aldy, These pancakes are looking wonderful and loved the topping of carmalized apples. The pictures are so Beautiful that I was glued to my screen...great job. Enjoy Summers, sonia!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love buckwheat flour. Those pancakes must taste just heavenly! A healthy breakfast.

Cheers,

Rosa

Mimi said...

Delicious and good for you too.
Mimi

Juliana said...

Your pancakes look delicious with the caramelized apples, would love to have this for a lazy weekend brunch. Beautiful pictures Aldy!
Hope you are having a fantastic week :-)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Tiffany, Thank you for your lovely words :)

Hugs

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Juliana, Yes, they're awesome for lazy weekends :)

Hugs

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Thank you for the lovely words everyone :)

Hugs <3

sweetlife said...

what a pretty post, so sunny..all the pictures are lovely. we love pancakes on staurdays, thank you for sharing

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@sweetlife, Thank you very much :)

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