Poffertjes are a Dutch treat, think little fluffy pancakes shaped like flying saucers. Poffertjes are very similar to Danish Æbleskiver. A special pan is needed to make them and unsurprisingly they are the same as an æbleskiver pan, but a little shallower. I first had Poffertjes several years ago at a tiny Dutch 'fast food' stand outside a supermarket in my hometown of Sydney.
makes approx 25-30
1 3/4 cup/250g flour
1/2 t bi-carb soda
1 L egg
400ml milk or soy milk
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
Sift flour, bi-carb soda into a large bowl.
Make a well in the centre.
Lightly whisk egg, milk, vanilla in a separate bowl.
Add egg, milk, vanilla to flour, bi-carb soda.
Whisk 2-3 mins, or until batter is light & fluffy.
Heat pan over low-med heat.
Place a few drops of oil into each hole.
Spoon batter to fill 3/4 of each hole.
When bubbles start to appear and the top is set.
Flip with a spoon or knitting needle.
Cook 2-3 mins.
Place on paper towels to drain.
Poffertjes can be served with:
• butter & icing sugar
• berries & whipped cream
• sugar & fresh lemon wedges
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