Buckwheat cookies and pancake samosas: 2 original recipes that smell good of Brittany! : Current Woman Le MAG

Buckwheat, also called buckwheat, is used in the preparation of Breton pancakes but it can also be used to cook original and gourmet recipes. If thebuckwheat is often considered a cereal, it is actually a dicotyledonous herbaceous plantas can be read in the book Buckwheat by Bertrand Larcher (which has just been published by La Martinière editions). If Brittany has relaunched its production on its land, it is also one of the regions where you can indulge yourself with tasty buckwheat dishes and desserts. We share with you two recipes that Bertrand Larcher reveals in his book. On the menu: samosas and cookies!

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Galette samosas recipe

Revisit the samosas by replacing the pastry sheet with pancakes. Explosion of flavors guaranteed!

© Louis Laurent Grandadam

The ingredients for 4 people :

  • 5 dry buckwheat pancakes (you can make them at home by following our recipe)
  • 200 g dried Paimpol coco beans
  • 4 g fine salt
  • 10g ground cumin
  • 40g candied ginger
  • 120g olive oil
  • 200 g of fresh goat’s cheese
  • 50g sesame oil
  • 50g white sesame seeds

The recipe steps:

  1. The day beforesoak the coconuts in three times their volume of water.
  2. The day of preparation, drain and cook in a saucepan, well covered with water, over low heat for at least 40 minutes or until tender. Drain them again and put them in the bowl of a blender. Add salt, cumin, candied ginger, and mix everything. While blending, add the olive oil in a drizzle. Once the preparation is smooth, add the fresh goat cheese and mix.
  3. Cut the dry patties into strips about 8 cm wide.
  4. On a board, lay a strip of pancake. Place a tablespoon of stuffing at one end, about 3 cm from the edge. Make the bend in the shape of a triangle. Fold the stuffing and the dough into a triangle on the strip of pancake then fold everything into a triangle in the opposite direction, to the end of the strip of pancake. Insert the end of it under the last fold to close the samosa.
  5. Preheat the oven to 140°C. Brush the entire surface of each samosa with sesame oil using a kitchen brush. Coat with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake and cook for 15 minutes.

The recipe for buckwheat cookies

Treat yourself to tasty homemade cookies. In this recipe, buckwheat flour replaces wheat flour. An ideal alternative for those intolerant and allergic to gluten.

© Louis Laurent Grandadam

The ingredients for 4 people :

  • 60 g semi-salted butter at room temperature
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 105g buckwheat flour
  • 45g ground almonds
  • 3 g baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cl of milk
  • 70 g nuts of your choice
  • (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.)
  • 15g buckwheat seeds
  • 70g chocolate chips

The recipe steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, buckwheat flour, almond powder and baking powder with a spatula. Add the egg and milk, then mix again.
  3. Reserve some of the nuts, buckwheat seeds and chocolate chips for decoration. Add the rest to the contents of the cul-de-poule and mix well.
  4. Place small heaps of dough on the baking sheet using a tablespoon. Pack them lightly with the spoon, then arrange the reserved elements for the decoration.
  5. Press lightly on these so that they adhere to the cookies.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven, watching the coloring: the cookies should brown without taking on too much color. If necessary, lower the oven temperature a little and extend the baking time by a minute or two.
  7. Lift the cookies with a spatula and let them cool on a wire rack.
Bertrand Larcher (published by La Martinière)

These recipes are taken from the book Sarrasin (published by La Martinière) by Bertrand Larcher.

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