Poffertjes (sebut pofferces) is a traditional and perhaps most popular Dutch food. Basically it is called Dutch mini pancakes as it resembles small fluffy pancakes about the size of 50 cent. These yummy poffertjes are made using a mixture of buckwheat flour and normal flour added with yeast, milk and egg and cooked using a special pan with small shallow indentations in it. Traditionally it is served hot with a slice of butter and powdered sugar. The taste of melted butter and the powdered sugar on the freshly cooked poffertjes is simply heaven. Though you will find ready-made poffertjes sold in supermarkets, the taste of the freshly made ones sold by the local stalls at the markets is much, much better hmmmm... simply yummy.
10 pieces for 2 euro
Take a generous slice of butter, the more the better.... :D
Poffertjes stall at the market with the big pan...
Poffertjes batter, hmm... they eat them with nuttela as well it seems
The history of poffertjes is linked to a Dutch Abbey during the time of the French Revolution. Due to a shortage of wheatflour, the batter was made using the buckwheat flour resulting in a thicker and tastier pancakes (need to check more on this history)
Though it is traditionally served with butter and powdered sugar, other toppings like cream, strawberry, jam and chocolate sauce are niet verboden (not forbidden). But, reading one of the comment from a Dutch reader in one of the website, it may have been a British interpretation! But for us, we like it the traditional way :D