Poffertjes are a traditional Dutch treat. Resembling small, fluffy pancakes, they are made with yeast and buckwheat flour. Unlike American pancakes, they have a light, spongy texture. Typically, poffertjes are served with powdered sugar and butter, and sometimes syrup or advocaat.

Mainly in the winter season, temporary stands selling poffertjes are quite popular, and sell portions containing one or two dozen of them. Usually the cook prepares them freshly for the customer. They are sold on a small cardboard (sometimes plastic) plate and come with a small disposable fork the size of a pastry fork. They are not difficult to prepare, but a special cast iron pan or copper pan (also available in aluminium with Teflon coating) with several shallow indentations in the bottom is required.

Almost all Dutch supermarkets (like Albert Heijn, Lidl & Jumbo) sell ready-made poffertjes that only need to be microwaved, and are sold complete with a sachet of powdered sugar and a small serving of butter. Supermarkets also stock mixes for poffertjes, to which only eggs and milk need to be added. Usually they contain some kind of leavening agent like baking powder.

They can also be served with other sweet garnishes, such as syrup, whipped cream or strawberries, for added flavor.  (Source)

We here at Peters Gourmet Market love Poffertjes and to make it easy for you to make them at home we offer everything you need to make your own.  We have Koopman’s Poffertjes Mix and pans to make them too.

Street vendors making trays ready for customers

Street vendors making trays ready for customers

Koopmans Poffertjes Mix

 

 

Cast Iron Poffertjes Pan

Cast Iron Pan

 

Ingredients:

1 package Koopman’s poffertjes mix

3 to 3.5 cups milk

2 eggs

3 TBS oil

Directions:

1- Pour mix in a bowl and add the milk

2- Stir with a whisk or mixer until smooth.

3- While stirring add the 2 beaten eggs

4- Warm the poffertjes pan and grease with oil.

5- Put the mix into squeeze bottle or with spoon and fill the holes

6- Cook till the underside is brown

7- Flip and cook til brown.

8- Serve with butter and sprinkle on powdered sugar.

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