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Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Cookies

Buckwheat Triple Choc

Another good reason to love the blogging community

None of us like waste, so when you make a dessert that only uses egg yolks, one must also make something to use up the egg whites.  If you need 1/2 cup Buttermilk, then you go looking for another recipe using Buttermilk.

I take this approach with a number of ‘gluten free’ ingredients I keep in the pantry and Buckwheat is one of these ingredients.  I like making Buckwheat Bread but because a small quantity of buckwheat is used, I look for other recipes using Buckwheat. More importantly, I try to limit the number of single origin gluten free flours in my pantry so as to limit waste.  In the main I use a blended plain and self raising gluten free flours and also keep almond meal, cornmeal and buckwheat flour in the pantry.  Unless you are baking on a large scale or unless you are in the catering industry, then I think it is more practical to keep things simple.

Thank you Amy from Buckwheat for your Health who posted a link to HayleyEatsBlog for Nigella’s Triple Chocolate Cookies  because I now have another great reason to use buckwheat  flour.  So many great reasons  to  love the blogging community.

Here are just a few recipes using buckwheat…

  1. Nigella’s Triple Chocolate Cookies   A brownie come cake come biscuits and absolutely yummy and decadent
  2. Galettes 
  3. Buckwheat Bread
  4. Buckwheat Blinis
  5. Gluten Free Crackers
  6. Jam Drops by Donna Haybuckwheat jam drops (1).JPG



Buckwheat Puffs

I had the pleasure to make the acquaintance of Savita from Chef De Home last week and subsequently stumbled across her recipe for Buckwheat Puffs.

I think a lot of things happen by chance or fate or good karma, but I was using the deep fryer that night for a chicken recipe , so I thought I would take the opportunity to attempt to make these puffs.

Managing with the last  1/2 cup buckwheat flour that I had, I quickly made a small batch  and rolled the dough (between two sheets of baking paper).

I surprised myself that I was not only able to get them to puff but more amazing I managed to make one resembling a map of Australia. (You might have to squint your eyes to see this).

Pooris Australia

Thumbs up from this household for these fried puffs.

I will definitely be making them again as they were crisp and easy to make.

Buckwheat flour has a distinct nutty  flavour and I also use it for  a Buckwheat Bread and Galettes (French Savoury Crepes).

The recipe for the Buckwheat Puffs can also be used to make flatbreads. Flatbread Buckwheat

Eating and cooking gluten free has had many positive spin offs.  Not only do you learn to cook with a wider range of products such as Buckwheat Flour but you also learn to draw on recipes from diverse cultures and cuisines. Thank you Savita.