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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. This recipe works great as gluten free pancakes with a few tweaks. Using the Champagne is the first key and replacing the self-rising flour with Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix. Light, fluffy and still gluten free.

 

"The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves."
- W.C. Fields, Comic

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These are great hearty pancakes that are still light and fluffy. The buckwheat has a great nutty flavor that makes for a special breakfast.

Egg Whites

Egg whites are used to add volume to a dish or to help it hold together. When whisking, the proteins in the egg whites bond with each other and form chains that trap air. It is the continued whisking and adding of air that allows the whites to form stiff peaks.

Whisk your egg whites slowly at first. Because of the way the protein is linked, whisking too quickly will incorporate too much air early and the whipped egg whites will have a grainy texture. These will often break down easily and become watery.

For ideal egg whites, whisk slowly at first and increase the speed as you go. Use a softer whisking motion with a slight scooping action at first. This pulls in less air.. As the whites stiffen, increase the speed and lift the whites higher off of the bottom of the bowl.

When using a mixer (which I usually do for meringues) start on a slow setting and increase the speed gradually.

When a recipe calls for whipped egg whites, separating the whites must be done carefully as you don't want to get anything in them. If there is the least little bit of egg yolk in them they will not form stiff peaks. It is also very important that the bowl be clean and dry or the egg whites will not stiffen. (See also Copper Bowl.)


 

Buckwheat Pancakes



Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 pancakes

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup champagne (beer will do)
2 Tbsp milk
1/3 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup self-rising flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 large egg whites
3 tsp butter
2 Tbsp maple syrup

Whisk together the egg yolk, champagne and milk until well blended.

Using a whisk slowly blend in the buckwheat flour, flour and salt until smooth.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the buckwheat batter gently.

Heat a griddle until drops of water dance and evaporate quickly. Melt one teaspoon of the butter on the griddle and then add the batter in 1/3 cup scoops to form four pancakes.

Cook on one side until bubbles form and burst. Turn the pancakes and cook for half the time on the second side and serve topped with the additional butter and maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 pancakes

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 318 Calories from Fat 81
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 14%
    Saturated Fat 5g 24%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 484mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
    Sugars 14g  
Protein 10g  
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 13% Iron 13%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 294 mg
Magnesium 66 mg