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Buckwheat for your Health
Vintage Kitchen Notes

adapted from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes; chocolate sauce from Bon Appetit, Dec 2002


For the peanut butter bread:
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup buckwheat flour
1 Tbs baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, at room tº
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup peanut butter
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

For the chocolate sauce:
½ cup whipping cream
½ cup unsalted butter
2 Tbs light corn syrup
225g semisweet chocolate, chopped
½ teaspoon vanilla extract


For the peanut butter bread:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Beat butter until creamy, add both sugar gradually beating all the time, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat for a minute. Then add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well.
Add both flours, baking powder and salt in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions.
Pour into pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a tester comes out dry.
Let cool on wire rack and serve with sauce.

For the chocolate sauce:
Put chocolate and vanilla in a bowl.
Heat cream, butter and corn syrup over medium heat and bring it to a simmer. Add this hot mixture over the chocolate, wait 2 minutes and start mixing it with a whisk until it’s smooth and shiny.



10 Reasons to Include Buckwheat In Your Diet Plans

Very interesting facts

Buckwheat for your health

bowl of buckwheat seeds

The name buckwheat is misleading because it isn’t related to wheat at all. In fact, buckwheat isn’t a true grain, but rather the fruit of a leafy plant belonging to the same family as sorrel and rhubarb. It is often referred to as a pseudo-cereal, since the grain is used in ways similar to cereal grains. Its name comes from a Dutch word that translates as “beechwheat,” most likely a reference to the plant’s triangular fruits, which resemble beechnuts. Most of us are most familiar with buckwheat flour used to make the pancakes, crepes or noodles (Japanese Soba). Here are 10 reasons why you should give buckwheat a try:

  1. Buckwheat is high in fiber; good for those with constipation.
  2. The protein in buckwheat has all 9 essential amino acids (that the body cannot manufacture), making it closer to being a “complete” protein.
  3. Buckwheat is high in the amino acid lysine

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Buckwheat is not a Wheat

….and I always thought it was a wheat….. thank you for the information

Buckwheat for your health

Why choose buckwheat

The common misconception about Buckwheat is that it is though off  as a wheat because of its name. Buckwheat is not a wheat, neither is it a grain although it is enjoyed in a similar fashion like a true grain. Buckwheat is actually a fruit seed. Because it is not a wheat, it does not contain gluten.

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