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A dish of poffertjes.

Poffertjes [pɔfəɹcəs] are a traditional Dutch batter treat. Poffertjes look like tiny pancakes, but they are much sweeter. In contrast with pancakes, poffertjes are turned before one side is completely done, which results in a much softer core than pancakes have. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 499 pixelsFull resolution (2016 × 1257 pixel, file size: 235 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Poffertjes, Dutch cuisine, dessert, very small pancakes Auteur: M.Minderhoud (Michiel1972) Licentie: eigen werk gepubliceerd onder GNU/GFDL Uploaded by Dutch User:Michiel1972 on nl... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 499 pixelsFull resolution (2016 × 1257 pixel, file size: 235 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Poffertjes, Dutch cuisine, dessert, very small pancakes Auteur: M.Minderhoud (Michiel1972) Licentie: eigen werk gepubliceerd onder GNU/GFDL Uploaded by Dutch User:Michiel1972 on nl... Batter is a thick or thin liquid mixture, usually based on flour, water or milk, and egg. ... Two pancakes with maple syrup. ...


Typically, poffertjes are served with poedersuiker (powdered sugar) and butter. Confectioners sugar Powdered sugar (in Britain, Australia, Canada, and most of the Commonwealth icing sugar) is a very finely ground form of sugar that is synonymous with confectioners sugar. ... For other uses, see Butter (disambiguation). ...


Poffertjes are not hard to prepare but a special pan is needed. This is a special cast-iron or copper pan with several shallow indentations in the bottom. In large restaurants, special plates are often used to prepare poffertjes. Restaurant chefs are quite skilled in turning the almost baked poffertjes with a fork.

Contents

Ingredients

Poffertjes being baked in a special cast-iron pan.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Fagopyrum esculentum Moench Common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant in the genus Fagopyrum (sometimes merged into genus Polygonum) in the family Polygonaceae. ... A glass of cows milk. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... In cooking, a syrup (from Arabic شراب sharab, beverage, via Latin siropus) is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. ... An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ... Typical divisions Ascomycota (sac fungi) Saccharomycotina (true yeasts) Taphrinomycotina Schizosaccharomycetes (fission yeasts) Basidiomycota (club fungi) Urediniomycetes Sporidiales Yeasts are a growth form of eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi, with approximately 1,500 species described. ... Edible salt is mostly sodium chloride (NaCl). ... For other uses, see Butter (disambiguation). ... Confectioners sugar Powdered sugar (in Britain, Australia, Canada, and most of the Commonwealth icing sugar) is a very finely ground form of sugar that is synonymous with confectioners sugar. ...

Instructions

  • Dissolve the yeast in some milk.
  • Put the flour through a sieve, make a small hole in the middle of flour and pour the milk with yeast into it.
  • Starting in the center add the remainder of the milk, meanwhile whirling the dough. Finally add the egg.
  • Put the dough away for 30 minutes.
  • Place the pan on the stove and grease the pan with butter when it's hot. Add a little bit of dough in every place, only fill them half way.
  • Just before the topside of the poffertjes is completely dry, turn it around. It should let go easily. Wait till the other side also has a nice golden brown color.
  • Put them on a plate and dust them with the powdered sugar, till they are completely covered with sugar, and put a small piece of butter on top, this should melt.
  • Serve immediately.

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Variation

Poffertjes can also be baked without yeast and thus without the waiting time, but some would say that they do not taste as nice.


Supermarkets also stock mixes for poffertjes, to which only the eggs and milk need to be added. Usually they contain some kind of leavening agent, like baking powder to prevent the issue mentioned above. A leavening agent (sometimes called just leavening or leaven) is a substance used in doughs and batters that causes a foaming action. ... Baking powder Baking Powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used in baking and deodorizing. ...


They can also be served with other sweet garnishes, such as stroop (molasses), slagroom (whipped cream) or aardbeien (strawberries), for added tastiness. Molasses or treacle is a thick syrup by-product from the processing of the sugarcane or sugar beet into sugar. ... Cream is a dairy product that is composed of the higher-fat layer skimmed from the top of raw milk before homogenization. ... Strawberries Promo Strawberries is an album by The Damned released October 1982 on Bronze Records (catalogue #BRON 542). ...


Served with strawberries and cream they are known as 'Poffertjes à la Bill Clinton' in honour of his visit to Delft. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 24. ...


External links

  • Traditional Dutch Poffertje Recipe.

See also


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