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    Buckwheat Galettes with Gruyère, Onion and Bacon Filling

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes to 40 minutes
    • Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes to 2 hours 50 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 50 minutes

    Makes: 12


    • 75g buckwheat flour
    • 75g plain flour
    • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
    • 250ml whole milk
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • Filling
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 large onions, sliced
    • 200g smoked streaky bacon, cut into 2cm strips
    • A few thyme sprigs
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 100g Gruyère cheese, grated
    • 100ml crème fraîche


    1. Sift the flours and a large pinch of salt into a bowl; make a well in the centre. With a wooden spoon, gradually beat in the egg and 100ml water to make a smooth batter. Stir in the milk. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
    2. For the filling, heat the oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Stir in the onion, bacon and thyme, season with black pepper and cook for 10 minutes, until soft. Turn up the heat to medium, add the garlic and stir for 5 minutes until golden.
    3. Preheat the oven to 110°C/gas ¼. Heat a medium, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Dip a scrunched-up piece of kitchen paper into the vegetable oil and wipe it over the pan. Pour in a small ladleful of batter and swirl around. Cook for 1 minute until set, then turn over with a palette knife. Cook for 1 minute, then transfer to the oven while you cook the rest, oiling the pan for every other pancake.
    4. Just before assembling the galettes, stir the Gruyère and crème fraîche into the filling; heat until the cheese melts and coats the onions. Season, then place a spoonful of filling on each galette. Fold each pair of opposite sides inwards, then pull back two edges to reveal the filling before serving. Garnish with snipped sprigs of thyme.

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