Dutch Food: Poffertjes

The first time I visited the Netherlands was 10 years ago! Hard to believe! My then-fiancé took me to visit the Keukenhof – a beautiful flower park that is open at the height of tulip season (from the end of March to mid-May). The park itself is lovely. And then you can go up into a windmill for a spectacular view of sprawling tulip fields!

While at the Keukenhof, I was also introduced to poffertjes. They are little puffed pancakes, eaten with butter and powdered sugar. Lekker!! I like them so much, my husband bought me a poffertjes pan for Christmas!

The other day, after playing tourist in the morning, we went to a Poffertjeskraam for lunch. It’s kind of a poffertjes stand – except there were tables to sit and eat.

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This one is in Bussum. Very quaint. Although, I thought the poffertjes were a bit underdone and doughy. Still, it was so much fun to watch them make the little pancakes on the enormous griddle!

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Look at this thing! It makes 240 poffertjes at one time! They use a two-pronged fork to flip them – at record speeds! When I make them at home, they are a bit of a mess 🙂

And here’s the final product:

Did I say lekker?!! Yum!

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