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East Frisian Buckwheat Pancakes

A farmer's recipe from the moorlands of East Frisia and Oldenburg describing how to prepare pancakes using buckwheat flour. Buckwheat was a critical plant for the region, as the soil was poor quality, and buckwheat could be grown virtually anywhere. Janhinnerk is an old euphemism for "God" that comes from the Napoleonic occupation of the region and is the name of a famous liberation song. These pancakes, though, are thin like a crepe and are traditionally served with fruit syrup or jam, especially those with currants and blueberries.