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Buckwheat biscuit recipe?

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Buckwheat biscuit recipe?

A while back (before I was into bread making/ baking) I was a guest at someone's house and they served the most amazing buckwheat biscuits. I have no way of finding that person to ask- so I was wondering if anyone has a recipe they like for buckwheat biscuits. 

These biscuits were very dark in color, and had "peaks" on them because the dough was very wet and sticky. I did ask for the recipe when I was there and the lady who made them said, "Oh, yeah they're from "so-and-so's cookbook"- sounded like a popular cook book but I didn't know much about baking then so I can't remember what book/ who the author might have been.

Any help appreciated! Thanks :-)

Edit: I should clarify...I have been all over Google, etc trying to find something similar but can't. I was hoping someone would know which cook book and maybe could dig out the recipe or just let me know which book/ author has a good recipe that you have tried.


Charles Luce's picture
Charles Luce

I love using buckwheat - taste, color, scent ... and the fact it doesn't irritate my celiac. If I were trying to duplicate the biscuits you saw I'd start with the biscuit recipe in Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Food, only with 100% buckwheat flour and 1/2 the amount of salt. To make the buckwheat darker try and get a local mill to keep the hulls in for you. I buy from a mill in Youngstown Ohio (Lanterman's) which will do this. Or you could buy some hulls and run them through the food processor a little then blend them in yourself. If pure buckwheat is too strong for your taste you can lighten it with other flours. I have to use GF ones but I sense you don't have that problem. Lucky you! Enjoy the buckwheat....

GuidedLifeBalance's picture

I found my Bette Hagman cookbook and pulled out the Featherlight Biscuit recipe and modified it as follows to make yummy buckwheat biscuits.

Becky's Buckwheat Biscuits! - Gluten Free and Lactose Free!

7/8 C Orgran GF Buckwheat Pancake Mix (has 1/2 buckwheat and 1/2 rice flour with leaveners
1/2 tsp xantham gum (I couldn't find it so left it off, was still yummy)
If you don't use the mix add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar (I used 1/2 tsp maple sugar as I don't like using white sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp shortening (I use Earth Balance for lactose free)
1/2 cup Buttermilk (I used Coconut Milk and 1/2 tsp lemon juice as a substitute)

Heat oven to 450
Mix dry ingred
Cut in shortening until crumbly looking
Stir in milk until just mixed (don't overmix)
Spoon onto baking sheet
Bake approx 12 minutes until lightly browned