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Author:  ExpiredSanity [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Buckwheat, what to do?

I accidentally bought some whole buckwheat instead of bulgur and I don't know what to do with it. So, ppk, any ideas?

Author:  1strangegirlbygolly! [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:13 pm ]
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Hmmm, waffles?

Author:  semiautomatic [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:16 pm ]
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waffles.

Author:  ExpiredSanity [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:26 pm ]
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I don't have a waffle iron. I live a sad waffle-less existence.

Author:  blisslikethis [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:27 pm ]
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pancakes

Author:  Jill [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:21 pm ]
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I assume you mean buckwheat groats - not flour? You can cook it up like bulgar; it takes about the same amount of time and water. I think I usually use about 1-3/4 cups water per cup of buckwheat for 20-25 minutes.

I have a friend who soaks 1/4 cup buckwheat overnight and then tosses it in with her morning smoothie too. It blends up nicely.

Author:  acr [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:54 pm ]
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if it's buckwheat groats, it's kasha, and you should make knishes.

Author:  ExpiredSanity [ Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:14 am ]
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Yep, they are groats. Would I be able to substitute it for bulgur? Does it taste similar? I wanted to make chili.
Another problem I have right now: I'm out of flour and can't afford to buy any, so I need flourless ideas.

Author:  xGreenling [ Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:55 am ]
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Are they raw buckwheat groats, or roasted? I don't know about the roasted, but I know the raw is soft enough to chew. You could probably just blend it into flour and look up a gluten-free pancake recipe.

Author:  Mihl [ Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:14 am ]
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You can cook them and use them instead of oatmeal. If they are raw, I'd roast them a bit before cooking them. Gives them a nicer taste. They'll be firmer than oatmeal. You could also add them to a granola mix.

Author:  seaottersam [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:21 pm ]
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I'm reviving this thread because I have the same issue now. I bought a ton of buckwheat to make heating pads with, and now I have a lot left over. Eating it like oatmeal is even less appetizing than oatmeal itself.
So far I've been adding it to salads; it works really well with the thai peanut dressing in AFR.
Any more exciting ideas for places to stick the groats?

Author:  appifanie [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:29 pm ]
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you can sprout it and dehydrate (or cook) it and it's like cereal. or make varnishkes. yums. or kasha knishes.

Author:  Quarantined [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:55 pm ]
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There's an awesome recipe in Get It Ripe for Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins, that uses soaked whole buckwheat groats, blended, instead of flour. I can't find it anywhere online though. If I can dig out my book tomorrow I can PM it to you if you want!

Author:  seaottersam [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:28 pm ]
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Quarantined wrote:
There's an awesome recipe in Get It Ripe for Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins, that uses soaked whole buckwheat groats, blended, instead of flour. I can't find it anywhere online though. If I can dig out my book tomorrow I can PM it to you if you want!

ooh, I have a lot of frozen blueberries too! That would be awesome if you have time to send me the recipe.

Author:  Quarantined [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:23 pm ]
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seaottersam wrote:
Quarantined wrote:
There's an awesome recipe in Get It Ripe for Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins, that uses soaked whole buckwheat groats, blended, instead of flour. I can't find it anywhere online though. If I can dig out my book tomorrow I can PM it to you if you want!

ooh, I have a lot of frozen blueberries too! That would be awesome if you have time to send me the recipe.

I will PM you tomorrow sometime, put up a note to remind myself!

Author:  TheCrabbyCrafter [ Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:22 am ]
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I make taboulleh with buckwheat (that and just plain or with marg and a dash of salt is my favourite). And casserole. http://reallycrabbycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/08/buckwheat-cabbage-and-tomato-casserole.html The casserole is also good with a little gravy on it.

Author:  seaottersam [ Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:29 pm ]
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TheCrabbyCrafter wrote:
And casserole.

Oh boy, that casserole looks delicious! Muffins and casserole coming right up.

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