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talk to me about buckwheat.

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ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 17-Jul-16 14:55:11

I bought some and tried cooking it like a pilau yesterday, and it went all mushy and horrible.
Any buckwheat experts out there?
What do you do with it?

LifeIsGoodish Sun 17-Jul-16 15:00:46

Years since I've cooked (my lot won't eat it - grrr), but IIRC you mustn't stir it once it comes to the boil. Just a gentle stir to make sure nothing's sticking or clumping, then lid on and turn down to a gentle simmer until all the water is absorbed.

Did you buy roasted buckwheat? For some reason it's harder to find than unroasted. Which is wierd, because roasted is so much tastier than unroasted.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 17-Jul-16 15:13:30

Unroasted, I think.

It's cracked, but not roasted.

How do you cook it for?
I think I did 20 min and it turned to mush.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 17-Jul-16 15:13:54

OH and I did stir.

AYD2MITalkTalk Sun 17-Jul-16 15:17:41

I buy boil-in-the-bag kasza…

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 17-Jul-16 15:22:30

Don't think we have any Polish shops nearby, but right try next time I see one.
I wanted to try their Poppy seeds mix.

TheSteveMilliband Wed 20-Jul-16 21:11:08

Don't know about the whole grain, but buckwheat flour crepes are lovely - ham, Gruyere, an egg in the middle and a bit of cider to wash it down.

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