Monday, December 25, 2017

Poffertjes/Dutch Pancakes

Poffertjes are festive holiday treat in Netherlands and they are quite popular at both summer festivals and Christmas markets. This Dutch pancakes are small,fluffy pancakes which are made with yeast and flour. Poffertjes ressembles as much as like our own South Indian paniyarams and Japanese Takoyaki though they differ in their ingredients. This classic Dutch treat calls for a special pan which have tiny indentations. Trust me these fluffy poffertjes are prefect choice for a sunday brunch. You can still serve them as a dessert topped with nutella or icecream eventhough the traditional way of serving this tiny pancakes is with melted butter and sieved powder sugar or else with strawberries and whipped cream.

Poffertjes, Dutch Pancakes

Poffertjes calls for yeast, traditionally buckwheat flour is used for making them but still you can either replace buckwheat flour completely with all purpose flour or else with a combination of both buckwheat and all purpose flour together. I prepared this pancakes batter simply with all purpose flour. Poffertjes is one among the most popular street food in most of the European countries and for my surprise they are also very much known in Jakarta. Obviously i cant wait to post this cuties for this week's blogging marathon as am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Make street foods at home' as theme.

Dutch Poffertjes

1cup All purpose flour
1/4 tsp Instant yeast
1+1/2cups Luke warm milk
1tbsp Sugar
1/4tsp Salt
1tbsp Melted Butter

Mix the instant yeast, sugar and salt to the luke warm milk, immediately add the all purpose flour, melted butter and whisk everything well until the mixture turns smooth and slightly thick.

Cover the bowl and let it sit for an hour in a warm place.

Heat the paniyaram pan/poffertjes pan, grease them generously with melted butter or oil.


Pour a teaspoon of batter to those tiny indentations, cook in medium flame.

Flip it with a wooden stick and cook until the pancakes turns golden brown.

Serve warm drizzled with melted butter and powdered sugar.



Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

These are always available at fairs here and that too with Nutella filling... these look so tempting... must try this for my kids...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! So cute , making these pancakes in a paniyaram mould is such a cool idea .

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Could you please adopt me? I am just drooling over your recipes and craving to eat them. Fair food is my weakness and I go to them every year just to eat :)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

These are quite tempting.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

u seems to be baking a lot.... really I am in love with these, must try

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this brought up such great feelings of nostaglia for me of the Christmas I spent with my cousins in the Netherlands when I was in college. My cousin and his friends next door pancakes and pasta were all they could make and I ate so many varieties of dutch pancakes the three weeks I stayed there These are reminding me so much of my cousin and his friends and the fun time I had there!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum and such a cute snack!

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

The pancakes look so fluffy and perfectly done Priya ! Droolesome share !

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

These pancake balls look so delicious, reminds me of abelskivers. I would love to have them with some jam or Nutella.

Vanitha Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Cute and delectable! These pancakes sound so delicious! Love the awesome share :)

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

This is another great use of paniyaram pan to make these cuties.

Ruchi's Veg Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow pancakes in appe... Looks so soft and perfect. Delicious . Kids will defibTely go crazy for it

Freda said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly puffed up pancakes! They look amazing :)

Meghna. said... Reply To This Comment

i love dutch pancakes, they are just so cute and delicious and yours look so perfect.

Indfused said... Reply To This Comment

What a droolicious share Priya! the pancakes look moist and spongy!

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

These pancake balls look so yumm and perfectly you have prepared :) Lovely share !!!

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

What a yummy looking pancake balls, simply awesome and fact is that, that they are eggless :)

preethi'scuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Love these cute eggless dutch pancakes.Fantastic share.