This was one of our New Year's Eve treats. The smoked salmon was already in the fridge, and so was the sour cream. All we needed was some little buckwheat pancakes.
Believe it or not, I do have buckwheat flour in the pantry, but I'm not certain it's not contaminated with wheat flour.
However, I do have chickpea flour. Garbanzo bean flour!
We have successfully experimented with thin, crepe-like soccas; delicate big pancakes made with chickpea flour and water and not much else. So why wouldn't they make dandy silver-dollar-sized pancakes?
They would. Dandy as hell.
They are a little burned, because it was New Year's Eve, and champagne was on the premises.
The next day, I Googled "socca blini." Sheesh, of course. I'm not the first to dream this up.