Poffertjes (Tiny Pancakes)

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Total Time
1hr 40mins
1 hr 30 mins
10 mins

Poffertjes are traditional Dutch cakes, a bit similar in texture to American pancakes. Poffertjes are cooked in a special cast-iron pan with several small shallow indentations in the bottom. They are usually served as an afternoon snack, not as a breakfast food, and often served with icing sugar. I'm posting this in honour of the Aussie/Kiwi World Tour as we are visiting Europe and didn't see this on Zaar. I haven't tried this yet but am going to go and buy the special pan in the Cleveland Market tomorrow and will try them out. Found the recipe on "Back to your roots".

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  1. Heat the milk until lukewarm.
  2. Mix the salt with the flour and make a well in the middle.
  3. Mix the yeast with a little lukewarm milk and pour this into the well, together with 2/3 of the rest of the milk.
  4. Stir to a thick, smooth batter. Add the rest of the lukewarm milk (keep stirring!).
  5. Cover the batter with a dampened cloth and leave in a warm place (for instance on a radiator) for 1 hour.
  6. Grease a special poffertjes pan with butter.
  7. Fill each of the ‘wells’ of the pan with some of the batter and fry on both sides until golden brown.
  8. Serve the poffertjes hot with butter and caster sugar -- enjoy!
  9. I enjoy them with butter, icing sugar and then a little maple syrup, that's how they serve them here in OZ. yummmm.
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5 5

Fabulous. I can almost imagine myself in the main square in Delft.This recipe was easy to follow and easy to do. Thanks Aussie mum

1 5

Unfortunately there is no egg in this recipe. It is not very authentic and may remind you of paermache glue.

5 5

I just tried it and its soo yum! Its very easy to make as well.. my husband and i enjoyed it very much!!!! THANKSSS