Rosemary Buckwheat Pastry Dough

Buckwheat lends an earthy edge to this tender dough, which can be used in savory or sweet applications. See some recipe ideas below.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

  • 1 ½ cups plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • cup buckwheat flour (see Tips)

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • ½ cup ice water


  1. Cut butter into 1/2-inch cubes; freeze for 10 minutes.

  2. Combine all-purpose flour, buckwheat flour, sugar, rosemary and salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Scatter the butter on top and pulse until there are pea-size pieces. Add ice water, then process until loose dough bits form.

  3. Dust two 16-inch-long pieces of plastic wrap with flour. Divide the dough bits between them. Gather up one piece of plastic and press the dough into a 5-inch-wide disk. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 3 days. Before using, let the dough stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Tips: Buckwheat flour is made from whole-grain buckwheat. This rich, gluten-free flour comes in light and dark versions. The darker flour has a bolder, nuttier flavor. Find it in the baking aisle of your supermarket.

Use the dough to make a Rhubarb-Strawberry Galette or make crackers or hand pies.

Crackers: Roll 1 disk out to 1/8 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with shredded Cheddar. Chill for 20 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees F until crisp, 12 to 14 minutes.

Hand pies: Divide 1 disk into 8 pieces. Roll each into a circle and fill as desired. Seal and brush with egg wash. Chill for 20 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees F until lightly brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 359IU 7%
Folate 42mcg 10%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 4mg 1%
Potassium 41mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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