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09-18-2009, 07:04 AM
Hi, all. I've been searching the forums for a way to use this sprouted buckwheat. (It's just now started sprouting little tails.) I see a lot of people don't like it in doughs due to a chalky texture or flavor. I just tried a little to taste and don't think I'll like it as is or as a cereal by itself. (As in the Raw Gourmet book.)
Please, what is your favorite way to use these sprouted groats?
09-18-2009, 07:42 AM
I like using them as a base for Granola, toss some in the food processor with a couple apples as sweetner, some coconut flakes, cacao & maca powder, cinnamon and process. Then transfer to a bowl and stir in raisins, goji berries, other sprouted seeds, whatever your heart desires.
Or what just finished in time for breakfast were apple cinnamon ginger raisin scones... again using just apples to sweeten, process the cinnamon giniger, buckwheat and most of the apples, then stir in raisins, and diced apples... you can make a sweet cashew cream to spread on top if you'd like... they're heavenly
09-18-2009, 09:27 AM
I just posted the recipe for the scones on my blog... check it out in the signature
09-18-2009, 09:31 AM
Buckwheaties. Like cereal. With some nut mylk and blueberries - OH MY!
Sprouted/dehydrated buckwheat! Gives them a crunch and takes the chalkiness away...
09-18-2009, 10:40 AM
If you like Grape Nuts, make some Buckies. Mix the sprouted buckwheat with a little honey, agave or maple syrup and dehydrate until crunchy. Great as a breakfast cereal, or as a topping for a fruit parfait. Good way to cut back on the nuts in raw granola or trail mixes, too. MMMM...Buckies...
09-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Russell James has a recipe for Buckwheat Bread I've been meaning to try.
09-18-2009, 06:09 PM
Thanks, all for the suggestions so far! :)
[Sorry to ask this morning and then disappear -- a busy day!]
Before I had time for answers, my son needed b'fast. I put a cup of the buckwheat in the food processor with a few really nice dates and blended it all up. It made a paste which I served with apple slices. I think it did satisfy him; I was very surprised he didn't finish it; he said he was full. We'll see if the idea has staying power. The chalkiness went away totally -- guess the dates covered it up. I liked it a lot! :)
I am almost certain he'd like these recipes and ideas! Thank you all so much. DwightLight, something has happened to my screen and the blog disappeared so I will talk to you again soon when I reboot.
Seedy, thank you for the Russell James reference -- I'd found his lasagne and it looked and tasted SO good. I need to try this bread -- it seems to take a lot less time than the Rawvolution onion bread which is the one we have made -- and I am happy to be reminded of his recipes! :)
Oh, yes, buckies sound awesome! :)
09-18-2009, 11:59 PM
dehydrated pizza crusts, in dehydrator granola are a couple of ways I most frequently use this. I soak and sprout a cup of dry raw buckwheat groats(makes about 2 cups by the time it's sprouted). I only sprout until the tail just begins to appear, and then mix it with a handful each of shredded coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, a diced-up apple or two(or firm peaches or nectarines since these have been in season awhile). I bind this all together with a paste made with half soaked dates and either strawberries/blueberries processed up to a smooth sauce. After mixing this all up, I spread it out onto the teflex sheets and dehydrate it overnight(about 12 hours). This is so yummy, and even DH loves this. I sent a bag of this to my Florida friend to sample along with my black sesame seed crackers and she was in LOVE - LOL! She likes a lot of raw food too and I've been giving her a bunch of info as well.
09-19-2009, 08:00 AM
"I bind this all together with a paste made with half soaked dates and either strawberries/blueberries processed up to a smooth sauce."
Cara4art, about how many dates do you use for your 2 cups of buckwheat -- or how much binding/sweetening paste do you end up with, about?
09-19-2009, 08:04 AM
I put a cup of the buckwheat in the food processor with a few really nice dates and blended it all up. It made a paste which I served with apple slices. I think it did satisfy him; I was very surprised he didn't finish it; he said he was full. We'll see if the idea has staying power.
[Report next day: I really liked this but turns out my son did not like the paste/spread for some reason. I tried to serve him some with a snack yesterday afternoon. He ate apples but left the dip. Back to the drawing board. So glad I have these other recipes to try!]
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