Poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes)

Poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes)

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"Poffertjes are often referred to as "miniature Dutch pancakes". A purist may want to take issue with this because Poffertjes and pancakes have little in common other than that they share a common ancestry. However, making poffertjes is fun and eating them is "funner"..."
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10 m servings
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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  1. You will need a special poffertjes pan with 3 cm dimples in it. (If you don't have one yet you can get one at Swaffels.com
  2. Dissolve the yeast in 3 tablespoons lukewarm milk.
  3. Mix the plain and buckwheat flour.
  4. Add the milk and yeast.
  5. Make a smooth batter (you can use the water to thin the batter as it should be runny - but not too runny).
  6. Stir through the salt, melted butter and the egg.
  7. Cover the batter with a cloth and let the yeast go to work for about an hour. Place your bowl in a sunny position to help the yeast do its work and make sure your bowl is big enough to avoid a spill-over!
  8. Heat your poffertjes pan and grease it with a bit of butter with a cooking brush.
  9. Pour your batter quickly into each hole. This is the easiest in a squeeze bottle or a jug.
  10. Turn you mini pancake with a fork and/or skewer once the top is starting to dry a bit.
  11. Leave for another 1 minute until golden brown and simply plate them.



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