Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Poffertjes for lunch

Today I was in snack mode. So for lunch I made me some poffertjes. For those of you who don't know them, it's a typical Dutch treat. Best way to describe it is like small pancakes. They look a bit like bellini's but they're a lot softer and sweet instead of savory.
I had never made them from scratch before and it was super easy. Only down side is I had to wait an hour and a half for the batter to fluff up since there's yeast in it :(
But it was totally worth the wait and I'm never buying them in the super again! It's so inexpensive and they're whipped up in a second (minus waiting time of course).
To have a go yourself, here's what you'll need:
100 gr     flour
1             egg
4 gr         dry yeast
2 tsp       sugar
               pinch of salt
150 ml    lukewarm milk
              poffertjes pan
              some powdered sugar
              pastry brush

Simply mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk the egg in and bit by bit add the milk while mixing. Mix until you have a nice smooth-ish batter (about a minute or so). Set aside in a warm, draft free spot (your microwave will do) and wait for an hour and a half :(

When you're finally done waiting, put your poffertjes pan on the stove on medium heat. Brush with some butter and simply spoon in the batter. Bake until the little bubbles on top start to disappear and turn them over. They should be a nice golden brown color when done.
Simply stack them on a plate and dust generously with powdered sugar, add a wad of butter and enjoy!
I know I did :D

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