Buckwheat gateau

Buckwheat gateau
Alternative names Buckwheat torte
Course Dessert
Place of origin Germany
Region or state Lüneburg Heath
Main ingredients Buckwheat flour, heather honey, yoghurt, cranberries, whipped cream, chocolate
Cookbook: Buckwheat gateau  Media: Buckwheat gateau

Buckwheat gateau or Buckwheat torte (German: Buchweizentorte) is a dessert that is a speciality of the Lüneburg Heath region of Lower Saxony in northern Germany.[1][2]

The gateau consists of layers of cake made from buckwheat flour and heather honey, separated by a fruit layer using yoghurt and cranberries and topped by whipped cream and chocolate shavings.[1]

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  1. 1 2 A Taste of the Lowlands - Lunenburg Heath Buckwheat Torte at lowlands-l.net. Accessed on 13 Feb 2012.
  2. Heinzelmann, Ursula (2008). Food Culture in Germany, Greenwood Press, Westport, USA. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-313-34494-7
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