Buckwheat Galettes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ellie3763

adapted from Saveur by "Diamonds for Dessert" - http://diamondsfordessert.blogspot.com/2010/01/buckwheat-galettes_24.html - overnight resting time is not included

Top Review by carots

Inspired by a recent trip to Brittany I wanted to make galettes for Pancake Day. I thought I followed the instructions to a t but the first couple of pancakes didn't want to come out of the pan. I added a quarter cup of oil and the rest were fine.
Served them with ham, gruyere and egg yolks mmmmm
These are more fragile than my normal pancake mixture so be careful, but they do taste good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the buckwheat flour with the sea salt.
  2. Mix in the egg.
  3. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups water and continue mixing for a few minutes, until batter is "smooth and elastic" (stated in the original recipe).
  4. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. When ready to make the crepes, mix the milk and the 2/3 cups water into the batter.
  6. Heat a 10 inch pan over medium heat. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray or brush with some melted butter.
  7. Pour in 1/4 cup of the batter and quickly swirl it around the pan till evenly coated. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the edges start to peel away from the side of the pan and the crepe starts to brown. Flip the crepe over and cook the other side for about one or two minutes. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

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