When I first tried this one-ingredient buckwheat bread recipe I wasn’t sure it was going to work. After all, it has one ingredient only – buckwheat. Even after I put it in the oven and was watching it baking, I still had my doubts and thought I wasted half a kilo of buckwheat… BUT… once I tried it… it was clear, it was not a waste!
As you might know, I have been following a gluten-free diet for some time now. In general, I don’t have any problems with my dietary restrictions. I cook most of our meals from scratch and don’t really miss anything. However, there is one thing that can be challenging and that is bread. It might not be a big problem to find delicious gluten-free bread at the supermarket, but it comes with a big price tag. Good quality gluten-free bread is usually made with almond flour, sorghum flour, or buckwheat flour which are not the cheapest on the supermarket shelves. While I don’t say this recipe is cheap, it is still way cheaper than buying bread from a bakery and it tastes really really good.
What does this buckwheat bread taste like?
If you like buckwheat, as I do, you will find that this bread tastes delicious! It has a subtle buckwheat taste, is soft and a little dense inside, and crispy and crunchy outside. It is slightly sweet, filling, and very satisfying. I guess this bread tastes very authentic, the way our ancestors would make and eat it.
Is this gluten-free bread healthy?
Yes, yes, and yes! Buckwheat is very nutritious and many people consider it a superfood. It is a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy complex carbohydrates. The most important, even if it is called buck- WHEAT, it is not a grain and is absolutely gluten-free.
Is this gluten-free recipe easy to make?
This bread recipe is so simple a child could do it, but you will need to plan ahead. The buckwheat groats need to be soaked overnight and then the dough fermented for 24 hours. So it will take some time, 38 hours exactly, from start to finish, but there is no actual mixing or kneading involved. All you will need is a food processor (something like this one) to blend the soaked buckwheat with some water.
If you are looking for a healthy and delicious gluten-free bread recipe, look no further.