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Jan 26, 2010 04:27 AM

(Dark) Buckwheat Flour

I want to try the recipe for Aunt Jemima buckwheat pancake mix passed on from Quaker (see the Aunt Jemima thread) but I don't know where to buy buckwheat flour, preferably in bulk so I can get a small quantity for the experiment. I figured that Whole Foods would have it in one of their many bins, but at least the Clarendon branch didn't carry it (though they did have Arrowhead Mills buckwheat pancake mix which I've tried before and it ain't Aunt Jemima)..

Any local sources? Preferably not a farmer's market, Eastern Market, and preferably on the Falls Church side of town. Would Kennedy's Natural Foods have it? And is "Dark" (as called for in the Quaker recipe) buckwheat flour a particular type? I figured all buckwheat flour woud be darker than white flour.

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  1. I think I bought mine at Shoppers Food Warehouse in Alexandria.

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    1. re: ChewFun

      My local Shoppers has it by the bag for about $6 for what would be a lifetime supply for me even if I liked the pancakes it makes. Does the Alexandria (Little River Turnpike? Near Landmark?) Shoppers sell it by the barrel?

    2. will you report back on the experiment when you make it? i'm anxious to hear, i'm sure others are too.

      i'm not familiar with your part of town, but I'd think a natural market would carry it or order it for you.

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      1. re: ivysmom

        No luck at Kennedy's Natural Foods. I haven't been in there for a long time and if they ever had bins of flour, they no longer do, just packages.

        Obligatory Chowhound post: I had a tasty felafel sandwich for lunch at Nessma Cafe a few doors down from Kennedy's. .