The Ploye

A “ploye”, made with buckweat flour, is part of history and tradition for the Madawaska Valley and surrounding area. The “ploye” had a place of honour at the table for numerous families and would often replace the bread. A real “ploye” is not turned while cooking; it can be eaten with butter, molasses, sugar and maple syrup.

Ploye recipe:

  • 1 cup of white flour
  • 2 cups of buckwheat flour from Madawaska
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1tsp. of fine salt

Mix it all and add 2 cups of boiling water, and 2 tsp. of baking powder. Cook in a hot pan on one side only.

Find our famous ployes

  • Frank’s Bar&Grill (Four Points by Sheraton)
  • Downtown Market (Saturday mornings in the summer)


Buy your buckwheat flour

The buckwheat flour that we use to make our traditional ployes is really unique to our region because we almost only use the interior of the buckwheat grain.

If you would like to buy some, please contact Les Industries Corriveau Inc.

16, Bouchard Road
Clair, NB  E7A 2C8
Tel: 506-992-0087