QQ Buckwheat crepes and pancakes???
Why use buckwheat flour if you can use all purpose flour to cook crepes?
According to Wikipedia, buckwheat is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds. Despite its name, buckwheat is NOT related to wheat and is also often mistaken as a cereal grain. Instead, buckwheat is related to rhubarb and sorrel.
So this means that food that is made with buckwheat (with no wheat) is gluten-free!!! Absolutely!!! For people who are not allergy or sensitive to gluten like me, it is nice to know that buckwheat flour is also a healthy ingredient to use for cooking as it is high in fibre and protein, rich in vitamins and minerals and has yummy nutty flavour.
So what is the QQ?
"QQ" in Chinese term means chewy food with bouncy texture. I reckon the use of buckwheat flour has made crepes and pancakes a little different from those that are made with wheat flour (aka all purpose or plain flour). Different because they are extra QQ with nice nutty earthy flavours to enjoy! Yummie....
Here, I like to recommend two very good basic buckwheat recipes that I have tried, enjoyed and adored.
|Basic QQ Buckwheat Crepes|