French Food Friday -Buckwheat Galettes De Sarrasin Pancakes


Just before Christmas I ordered a packet of sarrasin flour the same time I was ordered a kilo of sliced almonds and a kilo of ground almonds.

It proved to be a bad idea as the wholesalers had run out of the flour and would not dispatch my order until the flour arrived.

Now I need to make it earn it's keep.

"You could make some galettes" suggests  French Boyfriend, my reply was "you are French so you should make some".

"I do not know how to but it is very easy" was his reply. This comes from the man who regularly buys me cook books as gifts as he knows I love books and I cannot resist trying something new. We will be making some galettes this weekend and I will let you know how it went on Monday....

Buckwheat Galettes De Sarrasin Pancakes

Makes 6 galettes/ pancakes


50g butter, melted

100g Organic Wholemeal Buckwheat Flour

pinch of salt

1 egg

300ml milk

oil, for pan


25g spinach

1 tbsp cream

25g Comté cheese, grated

1 egg

butter, softened

salt and pepper


Melt the butter.

Put the flour into a large bowl, add the salt and stir to combine.

Break the egg into the bowl, add 150ml of milk and beat to a smooth paste.

Stir in the remaining 150ml of milk to make a thin batter. You can use the batter immediately or refrigerate for up to 12 hours if you wish.

Lightly oil a frying pan so that the oil just covers the surface and get the pan nice and hot.

Stir the melted butter into the batter.

Pour or spoon some batter into the hot pan and roll it out to the edges.

Cook the pancake on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, loosening the edges, until the base is golden.

Turn the pancake over and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.

Transfer the galette onto a plate.

Repeat until the batter is used.

Spinach and Egg Filling

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4.

Grease an oven tray.

Wash and drain the spinach and put it into a saucepan over a medium heat.

As it starts to wilt, stir in the cream, season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.

Lay out the galette(s) on a clean work surface.

Rub a little softened butter in the middle of each galette.

Arrange the spinach in a 10cm/4” circle in the middle of the galette.

Finely grate the Comté and sprinkle it over the spinach.

Break an egg into the centre of the cheesy spinach circle.

Fold the edges of the galette over to cover the egg white and form a square.

Transfer the square galette onto the prepared oven tray.

Bake for 5-12 minutes or until the egg is set.

Serve immediately.

Bon vendredi et bon appetit a tous ♥♥

Leeann x 


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