Ployes - Traditional Acadian Buckwheat Pancakes
2 cups of buckwheat flour
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 cups cold water
2 1/4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
Mix buckwheat and all-purpose flour together. Stir in cold water. Add the salt and stir well. Pour boiling water and stir well. Add baking soda and stir well. Pour thin layer of batter in a hot pan (preferably cast iron) with vegan margarine melted already. Start by poring a small amount of batter to make a small pancake. This is to make sure that the other normal size pancakes turn out perfect. Some people let the pancakes cook through without turning them, but I turn them and they’re fine.
These are really filling, so make them for your family or friends. I like to eat mine by spreading a bit of vegan margarine, rolling them and then dipping them in blackstrap molasses. Yum! They might even serve as wraps for sandwiches! Experiment! As you can see, these are low fat (if you go easy on the vegan margarine…).