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Buckwheat pancakes with blood orange & blueberries

Jenny Chandler

Unusually flavoursome pancakes with honey and sharp fruit

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10 mins


10-15 mins


Makes 12




  • 125g wholegrain buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml whole milk
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • Runny honey, to serve
  • 1 punnet of blueberries, washed
  • 2 blood oranges, segmented


Mix the buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre.

Separate the egg, taking care not to break the yolk. Place the white in a clean bowl (ready to whisk up in a minute) and tip the yolk into the well in the flour. Break up the yolk with a fork, add the milk and then stir until the batter is just combined. Beat the white into soft peaks and fold into the pancake batter.

Heat a large frying pan and add about a quarter of the butter. Once the pan is hot and the butter bubbling, add a large serving spoon of the mixture to the pan. You should be able to fry two or three pancakes at a time. Keep the heat at a medium temperature and turn each pancake when its surface is covered in bubbles. Fry for 2 mins more, until browned.

Keep the pancakes on a pre-heated plate and cover with foil or a napkin, while you finish frying the rest of the batter. Wipe the frying pan with a paper towel and then add another tiny knob of butter between batches. Serve the pancakes warm, with a good spoonful of honey, a few blueberries and orange segments.

Image: Kim Lightbody