Savoury buckwheat pancakes
Monday, 19th March 2018 by Chen
galettes du Sarrasin buckwheat pancakes

This recipe for galettes de Sarrasin comes from Deborah Handforth, long-time veg scheme member and GC board member. In the rare moments when she isn't busy doing something else, she blogs at London Plains.

She says: This is great to do with kids as they can make their own pancakes and choose their own fillings.  This mixture should make around 10 pancakes, so about right for a family or meal with 4 hungry people! 

Feel free to experiment with other fillings, eg ham, tuna, salmon, ricotta etc. Buckwheat, despite the misleading name, is gluten-free. 

For the galettes:
200g buckwheat flour
2 eggs
600ml milk
80g salted butter (melted)

For the filling: 
1 bunch spinach, shredded
5 mushrooms, finely sliced
60g sliced or grated cheese
4 eggs (more if you put an egg on every pancake!)
Ham, Tuna, Salmon, Ricotta (optional)


Sift the flour into a bowl.  Measure milk in a jug and whisk in eggs.  Set butter to melt.  Pour milk mixture into batter and whisk well.

Heat a large, flat pan to a medium temperature (or galette maker, if you have one).  Lightly grease the surface.  Grease a baking tray and heat the oven to 180C.

Whisk the butter into the batter and pour back into the jug (easier to control for pancake making).  Pour some batter into the pan and tip to cover the whole base of the pan, ensuring the pancake is very thin.  Once the edges begin to brown, flip the pancake.

Immediately add a ring of cheese in the middle, top with spinach and sliced mushrooms.  Break an egg into the centre. Once the egg white begins to set, fold in the corners and transfer onto your baking tray.  Make the next pancake in the same way.

Bake in the oven for around 5 mins, until the egg white is set, but yolk is still runny.