Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Little Dutch pancakes

Sometimes you just need dessert.  Last night was one of those times and because daughter No. 2 had been talking about pancakes, I decided to make Little Dutch pancakes also known as poffertje.  I whipped up a batch, recipe from here, and discovered pouring the batter into the pan from a jug is so much easier than ladling from a spoon.  Who would have thought! 

Some of us had our pancakes with ice cream and chocolate sauce, others sugar and butter.  I chose the ice cream combination but would happily eat these with golden syrup, maple syrup, lemon juice and sugar and berries or other fruit.  They even make a good snack with butter and jam when cold which was my late afternoon tea today.

One of the fun things about cooking is when the unexpected happens.

This teddy bear face pancake happened all by itself.  This recipe makes a huge batch so we have plenty left over for snacking.  Yum!

I'd love to hear about any interesting and unexpecting happenings in your kitchen.  Do share.

Anne xx


  1. Yum, they look and sound delish.........have actually had a couple of banana pancakes at a friends house this evening and they were very moreish.

    I found a recipe for a one minute chocolate cake that you can mix then microwave in a coffee cup or small dish for 40 seconds. Just the thing for when you crave a little something but the cake tin is bare.......

    Looks like it's going to be wet the next couple of days, all the better for sewing me thinks..........maybe a coffee and cake too!!

    Claire X

  2. Your little pancakes look really good. Yes, I think I would have chosen ice cream as well. Thanks for your comments on my post.

    Have a good rest of the week!
    Renee :)

  3. Mmmmmmm, pancakes!! I make American pancakes using a Nigella Lawson recipe and the boys still ask for Mickey Mouse shaped ones!!

    S x

  4. Tee hee!
    LOVE the bear face!!
    It's funny, my kids were just today asking if we could have pancakes and you have inspired me to make these- they look very, very delish!

  5. Oh Thanks I'll try these on the hungry teens. Tell me - you didn't eat the dear little bear ?!

  6. I make a similar pancake. I've made (on purpose) rabbits, snowmen and everyone's initials. They are always really popular.

  7. Ha ha, I love the teddy bear face!

  8. Your pancakes look yummy and I love the little Teddy Bear xx


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