mistressaldyth at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 15:13:41 PST 2013
I have three credible references to the use of buckwheat groats for
"pancakes" so I am thinking making the jump to the fact they had them, and
they used them. Going to try out a batch and see.
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
> Yes. buckwheat groats are 70 to 78 percent starch, buckwheat flour is
> even better at 71 to 90 percent. This makes it roughly equivalent to hard
> winter wheat in starch content. There may be a qualitative difference
> between the starches, but buckwheat starch is used as a thickener in some
> Korean recipes (that I know of, it may have wider use).
> As to whether buckwheat was used in this manner in period, I don't know.
> What do you think of the idea that buckwheat groats could be used?
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
>> Rye was the common grain of northern Europe. It was well suited for the
>>> climate and the short growing period. Less common, but also grown in the
>>> Ukraine (remember the source is from Kiev) was winter wheat, which was
>>> brought to the US by Russian Mennonites in the 19th Century. The potato
>>> probably out of period.
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