Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dutch pancake recipe

Dutch pancakes

(makes about a dozen)

These pancakes are typically eaten as dinner or made into a dessert. Or use it to make my grandmother's pancake pie!


- 200 grams of self-raising flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 250 ml milk
- 250 ml buttermilk
- butter or oil

Sift the flour and salt in a bowl. Make a hole in the middle and break the eggs in it. Pour the milk in and mix with a hand mixer into a smooth paste. Keep mixing on low speed and add the buttermilk.

Leave the batter to sit for 30 minutes.

Heat a bit of butter or oil in a frying pan. Use a soup spoon to pour batter into the center of the pan. Pour until 3/4 of the pan is covered and swirl the pan to cover the rest.

Bake the pancake on medium heat until the top is almost dry and the bottom is lightly browned.
Flip the pancake and bake until the bottom is lightly brown too about 2 minutes.

Put the pancake on a plate.

Repeat until you used all the batter and have a nice stack of pancakes.

Eat the pancakes, rolled up with molasses, powdered sugar or regular sugar if you want them really Dutch. Or use butter, maple syrup etc.

In The Netherlands the above is the classic pancake but they are also regularly made with all sorts of additional ingredients. Just a few really yummy ideas:

Apple: Thinly slice an apple, put a few slices in the pan and pour the batter over it. Bake as stated above.

Cheese: After pouring the batter in the pan, put a few slices of cheese on top and bake as stated above.

Bacon: Add bacon to the pan, pour batter over it and bake as stated above.

Raisins: Soak raisins in hot water for 10 minutes, squeeze the excess water out and sprinkle them on the batter after you poured it in the pan. Bake as stated above.

Banana: Add slices of banana to the pan and pour batter over them. Bake as stated above.

Also think about combo's like apple and bacon, my absolute favorite pancake!

You can basically add whatever you like to Dutch pancakes :) Then smother it in molasses syrup and you're good to go.

These pancakes make awesome desserts too. Just like crepes actually. Smear some nutella on a pancake, roll it up, microwave it for 30 sec on high and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Easy and super yummy!   

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