The blend of Rice Buckwheat Crepes with Pesto and Hummus is phenomenal. Buckwheat pancake in France is called Gallet. Topping gallet with a hefty dose of melted butter, thinly sliced tomato and finely grated Emmental cheese is the traditional gallet served in France. That has a genuinely exquisite taste for all true French cuisine lovers.
This fusion version is topped with grilling some tomatoes and arranged on a gallet with hummus and pesto. Rice is stable and sweet in nature and brings out the crispiness when mixed with buckwheat batter. Crepes, as it’s called in France, with pesto and hummus, render a nourishing, light, soft meal, in essence, it is refreshing.
This fusion recipe is an alternative version with powdered raw rice to give the buckwheat a crispy texture. Rice is generally beneficial for Vata and Pitta’s balance, classified in Ayurveda as satisfying and easy to assimilate, provides more calories, requiring less effort for the digestive system. Plain rice won’t wake Agni up (fire or heat). Meaning does not overheat the body. Grains are essential for people of all ages, significantly growing youngsters, on a vegetarian diet because they aid in creating muscle and bone structure and provide strength to the body. Buckwheat has all the necessary nutritional elements for health.
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a gluten-free grain consumed in Asia for generations and in Northeast European countries as a poor person’s food. It is now widespread in Canada, the United States, and Europe due to its numerous health benefits. It is a pseudo-cereal because it is a non-grass cereal—a substantial source of minerals and vitamins for health and well-being. Make this marvelous easy-to-prepare gallet and enjoy it with friends and family. Click to see how to prepare: Hummus and basil pesto. Also, see the note on preparing gallet with rice flour mixed with buckwheat cereal.
Rice Buckwheat Crepes w Pesto & Hummus
Rice Buckwheat Crepes w Pesto & Hummus are my favorite Crepes to make for the kids in breakfast.
- 1 cup / 220 gms buckwheat cereal
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cups water or more as needed to soak the buckwheat cereal
- **1/2 cup rice flour (rice flour can be slightly grainy) helps to make the galette crispier.
Soak buckwheat grains in water for 2 hours allow it to stand for 2 hours. This will allow the mucilage to form and allow for the batter to coagulate create consistency close to adding eggs to batter.
Add the soaked buckwheat with water into a blender and mix it until you reach a smooth consistency.
*If you are in a hurry you can add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to hasten the fermenting process of the batter and you are good to go.
Add salt, olive oil, or butter & mix batter well.
Pour one-third cup of batter onto a preheated hot pan or with a scoop spoon using the underside of the scoop gently spread the dough from the middle to the outer side in a spiral motion, gradually expanding the spiral you will see the batter spreading evenly on the hot pan. This will gently push the dough enlarging the pancake.
You will make pancakes as small and thick or as large and thin as you like in this way.
Let it cook slowly for 3 to 4 minutes depending on how thin you spread the batter over the hot plate or skillet.
This takes a little while until you get used to it, and after a couple of tries, you will be an expert at it. The first time it will mostly break or damage, don’t be discourage try again, and it will get better.
When the edges are, and the middle part gets slightly brown it's time to flip the pancake. Make as many as you can and set it aside.
** Rice flour can be slightly grainy and it will help to make the galette crispier. The size of your galette will depend entirely on you and on the size of the hot plate and the quantity of batter on your scoop spoon. With practice, you will get the hang of it. You are not going to get right the first time, you may get broken pieces, it's ok all are still edible. Keep trying and Have fun at it. 🙂