Ploye, Traditional Buckwheat Pancake

By Joana
November 4, 2014
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Author Notes: Ploye is a traditional French Canadian pancake recipe made with buckwheat flour. This 3 ingredient dish is used in place of bread or served as a breakfast pancake. Great for lunch with chicken salad or served w/ warm maple syrup and lemon for brunch. Gluten free, egg free, dairy free and low FODMAP.Joana

Makes: 8 pancakes

  • 1 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add cold water, mix well and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add boiling water and mix vigorously; let stand for a few minutes.
  4. Drop ½ cup of batter to make thin pancakes on a hot ungreased non-stick pan. As the batter is quite thick, you may have to spread it out.
  5. Bake on one side for 2 minutes or until bubbles break and pancake is firm and dry. Coax from bottom of pan with a flexible spatula and flip the ploye to cook for about 30 seconds on the other side. Remove from pan and repeat until you have used all the batter. For best results, stir the batter before making each ploye. NOTE: the ploye resembles a crepe in thickness when cooking and, contrary to a pancake, is only cooked on one side and briefly turned over for a few seconds.
  6. Remove to plate and serve.

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