Buckwheat is a seed, not a grain so it is naturally gluten free. The same plant that yields the seeds, is also known for its flowers which attract bees who produce a dark uniquely flavoured buckwheat honey. Buckwheat honey is not sweet like your golden coloured honey; but I have a friend who swears on a spoonful of buckwheat honey to cure sore throats and impeding colds.
These crepes are not a fluffy crepe, as they lack the gluten needed for that airy fluffy feel. They’re slightly dense and have a nutty flavour – one you’ll recognise if you’ve used buckwheat flour before. There’s no sugar in the actual crepes so you can either keep toppings natural like fruits or yogurt or go wild with whipped cream, chocolate or ice cream.
I opted for fresh figs, pomegranate arils and generous drizzles of honey.
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.