Shrove Tuesday

Just because tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday doesn’t mean your pancakes have to be white flour, lemon & sugar. How about a super tasty galette with savoury toppings or if you are the old fashion jam kinda person, try making your own chia jam, using mixed frozen berries cooked in a pan with a splash of water and a tablespoon of chia seeds.

Galettes are made with Buckwheat which is not a wheat but what we call a “pseudo-cereal”. Buckwheat contains high levels of zinc, copper, potassium and manganese. It also provides a high level of protein, second highest only to oats. Not only is buckwheat protein well-balanced and rich in lysine, it has an amino acid score of 100, which is one of the highest amino acid scores among plant sources. It is high in soluble fibre helping to slow down the rate of glucose absorption and it is a potential source of resistant starch (escapes digestion in the small intestine) which can be highly advantageous to overall colon health.


1 cup buckwheat flour

A pinch of sea salt

1 cup hot water

2 tbsp butter

1 cup milk, I use cashew

1 egg

Olive oil to swipe around the pan.

Mix the flour and a good pinch of salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix the hot water and butter until the butter melts. Pour into the flour, then add the milk and egg. Whisk until smooth and leave to stand to give a lighter easier batter to work with.

Heat a large skillet or frying pan, brush with a little oil to lightly coat. Pour the batter in the centre of the pan till it’s about teacup saucer-sized. Swirl the pan to distribute the batter thinly, then cook over high heat till golden.

Flip over and cook the other side. Spoon your filling in the centre.

How will you be having yours?

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