Poffertjes

Poffertjes are a traditional Dutch dish that are similar to small, fluffy pancakes. They are made from a batter that typically contains flour, yeast, sugar, and milk, and are cooked in small, round shapes using a special poffertjespan, which is a pan with small, round wells. Poffertjes are often served as a sweet treat, and are typically dusted with powdered sugar and butter and served with syrup or fruit. They can also be served savory with ham, cheese, or bacon.

A simple recipe to make Poffertjes at home would include the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and melted butter.
  3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a batter forms.
  4. Cover the bowl and let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan or Poffertjes pan over medium-high heat and add a small amount of oil.
  6. Using a small ladle or spoon, pour batter into the pan to make small, round Poffertjes.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with butter and powdered sugar.

Tips for preparation of Poffertjes

A simple recipe to make Poffertjes at home would include the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and melted butter.
  3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a batter forms.
  4. Cover the bowl and let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan or Poffertjes pan over medium-high heat and add a small amount of oil.
  6. Using a small ladle or spoon, pour batter into the pan to make small, round Poffertjes.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with butter and powdered sugar.

Poffertjes serving size

Typically served as a small side dish or appetizer, with around 6-12 Poffertjes per serving. It could also be served as a main course if the portion is larger. You can adjust the serving size to suit your needs.

Poffertjes nutrition value

They are considered a sweet and indulgent treat, and are typically high in calories and carbohydrates. They are low in nutrition as they are mostly made up of wheat flour, sugar and butter.

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