Sleepy Hollow Slapjacks
  • 4 cups buckwheat flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups whole cream milk
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • butter for frying
  • honey or treacle (optional)
  1. In a mixer, whip the eggs until pale, then add in the whole cream milk.
  2. Pour in the sugar, then gently stir in the flour until mixed together.
  3. In a frying pan (we used a cast iron pan), over medium heat, add a pat of butter.
  4. Once melted, spoon in 2 heaped tablespoons of batter.
  5. Cook until you are able to flip.
  6. Cook for another minute or two on the other side.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter each time.
  8. Serve with honey or treacle to keep it authentic.
Since buckwheat isn't actually a wheat, it's related to rhubarb, this fruit seed is gluten free, meaning those with allergies can also keep this breakfast authentic.
This recipe is adapted from The Sensible Cook, a translated version of De Verstandige Kock, a Dutch cookbook that documents the influence Dutch cooking had on America's early food history.
Recipe by In Literature at