Thursday, February 12, 2009

Christmas Poffertjes

At Christmas time, Oma gave my parents a kit for making Poffertjes. Poffertjes are a Dutch snack of small, silver dollar-sized sweet pancakes. They are made in a special Poffertjes pan, which has round divits where you pour the batter. Apparently, these treats are seasonal, and are served particularly in the summer months.

The kit contained a mix, to which we add some milk and egg. There is a bottle which we were supposed to use to dole out the batter into the pan cleanly (the nozzle kept clogging so we didn't really use it properly).

Poffertjes
When they are just done on the bottom, and before the top has set, you use 2 forks and try to flip them quickly. It's a tricky maneuver.
Poffertjes
Shake on some powdered sugar (Oma tells me I use too much... like that's even possible!)
Poffertjes
Eat AT LEAST 25. They're small and tasty, and after all that flipping, you've surely worked up an appetite.
Poffertjes

6 comments:

  1. yum, those look so good!
    have you tried the Thai version of these, with coconut milk, rice flour, and green onions?

    http://www.enjoythaifood.com/khanomkrok.php

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  2. Those look amazing! I'm not a huge fan of pancakes, but these? I could eat these!

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  3. Yum! I love poffertjes! In Groningen, we eat them as soon as March begins. An old German man has a permanent tent set up in the vismarkt and he makes the best poffertjes, and serves them with strawberries and whipped cream.

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  4. Yum! Those look very tasty and worth the effort.

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  5. Yummie! Try eating them with a knob of butter (and the powder sugar) they're delicious!

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