Preston County Raised Buckwheat Cakes

Recipe by Frugalfarmer
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READY IN: 9hrs 10mins
SERVES: 2-4
YIELD: 8-12 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, mix 1 cake Fleishman's Yeast or 1 envelope dry yeast and 1 teaspoon salt into one quart lukewarm water. Let stand a few minutes and then add 3 cups, or enough buckwheat flour to make a stiff batter, (may use 2 1/2 cups buckwheat flour and 1/2 cup all purpose flour). Cover and let stand overnight (or at least 4 or 5 hours).
  • When ready to bake the cakes, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 2 teaspoons sugar in 1 cup hot water (may use 1/2 cup milk). Stir into batter, then add about 1 cup or enough warm water to make a thin batter. Bake on a hot, (I use med/high on my electric stove) greased griddle. Use a long thin metal turner to lift edges and check bottom, it should be golden brown and bubbles should form on top, flip a cook on other side till done.
  • We usually serve stacks of 2-4 cakes each.
  • Save at least 1 cup of the batter for the next baking. (It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week) To renew, add 1 pint lukewarm water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and enough Buckwheat flour to make a stiff batter. Cover and let stand overnight (or at least 4 - 5 hours).
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