Ployes and Maple Syrup Baked Beans

Ployes are buckwheat flour pancakes that you do not flip; they cook on one side only. No one really knows, as with a lot of traditional foods, exactly what or who occasioned the first ploye, but the Brayons (people living in northwest of New-Brunswick) have been eating them for years and years – most often with brown sugar and cretons, a pork spread with onions and spices. The possibilities for ploye are endless, however; you can butter them and pour syrup on top; you can roll them up with eggs; or you can serve them instead of bread at a corn boil.

To my tastes, the best accompaniment for ployes are baked beans, cooked all day long in molasses and maple syrup. So here I have my family’s baked beans recipe and the recipe for ployes that’s on La Brayonne Buckwheat Flour package. Enjoy!

You can order some good buckwheat flour here.

Note: The beans need to be soaked overnight prior to cooking.

Ployes
2 cups buckwheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 cups cold water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups hot water
2 teaspoons baking powder

Mix the flours together. Whisk the cold water in.
Add the salt then the hot water. Mix well, you don’t want any clumps.
Add the baking powder.

In a hot pan, on medium-high heat, pour the mixture to the desired size, as you would a pancake.
Once the top is dry, it’s ready. It takes about 2 minutes.

Maple Syrup Baked Beans

1 bag (900g, 2lb) of haricot (white pea) beans
3 chopped onions
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons mustard
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Soak the beans in cold water overnight.
Mix all the other ingredients together.
Drain the beans and add with the sauce. Put everything in a big pot or slow cooker, then add enough water to cover the beans.
Cook 6 to 8 hours at 275°F covered or in slow cooker on low or medium for 6-8 hours, depending if you like them firm or soft.
Once cooked, add salt to taste.

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4 Comments on “Ployes and Maple Syrup Baked Beans”

  1. deneen says:

    Cretons? Michael’s mother had a recipe for something I pronounce Gu-tah (am wondering if, hearing it in her French accent, it was Cretons?). You cook down ground pork and render all fat. Add Bell’s Seasoning and saltine cracker crumbs and mix well. Warm, we eat it as “French Dressing” for Thanksgiving, but she also used to leave this cold and mold into square containers and refrigerate it. She then sliced it and ate it on sandwiches. I never ate it cold, but am wondering if this is the same thing.

    Mike will probably want to try the ployes while camping.

  2. Rosemarie says:

    Hi Bryan
    What’s in the little square bowl in the background? And do you spread the beans on the ployes or put them next to one or roll them up >>???? I also don’t know what a corn boil is.
    Looks yummy but before I tackle it I want to make sure of the teeny details. thanks. r

    • Bryan says:

      Hi Roe,
      It’s brown sugar. What you do is spread it on a ploye with butter and roll it.
      You eat the beans on the side.
      A corn boil is a party, usually outside, where you boil cobs of corn for everyone in a huge pot. It’s popular in Canada!


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