Dutch mini pancakes are bite sized, poppable, airy, and perfect for tiny hands. Serve them in a bowl for a fun take on the new tiny pancake cereal craze! Drizzle on maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar for the best breakfast bowl ever.
Dutch mini pancakes, known as Poffertjes, are tiny yeasted pancakes found throughout the Netherlands. They are golden and crispy on the outside and puffy and fluffy inside. Dusted with a touch of powdered sugar, they are a breakfast must! These dutch mini pancakes are made in a special cast iron poffertjes pan. These baby pancakes, as the girls call them, are so tasty and cute. The traditional way to make these is with buckwheat flour. My recipe below is a mix of buckwheat and AP. However, feel free to use all AP Flour.
This is a bittersweet post for me, as it comes with a big announcement. Grant got a promotion that will move us out of St. Louis. We are moving to Madison, Wisconsin! This post is about our new start and our new city, and of course, some incredible mini pancakes! While this is an exciting new adventure in so many ways, we will miss a lot about St. Louis and all of the loved ones we are leaving behind.
Goodbye St. Louis, MO
Grant and I were both born and raised in St. Louis. Even when life’s adventures took us to Montana, Los Angeles, and Seattle, we always found our way back to our home city. Grant’s family and My Mom live here. We even live less than a mile from his parents and have gotten to spend a lot of time with each other over the years! We will miss them and my Mom so much.
When Grant told me he got promoted and we were being relocated I was so proud and happy for him. Everyone knows that he is the best in the biz and the sweetest guy around!! But then I felt really stunned and emotional about the whole idea of uprooting the girls and diving head first into such a big change. As anyone who has close ties to their families would understand, Grandparents develop such beautiful relationships with their grandchildren. In fact, Tilly would prefer her beloved Papa over any of us! So this will be an adjustment for everyone.
I am also so sad to leave my second family over at KSDK. Being a regular part of Show Me St. Louis has been one of the brightest spots of my life. Everyone at the news station cares about community, family, people, and the good of the world. That station and the people within it truly changed the course of my life and career. But to all St. Louisans reading this, I will be still be zooming in to do recipe segments!
Moving Forward In Madison, Wisconsin
Grant and I went out to Madison, Wisconsin for the first time last weekend to house hunt. The first thing I noticed was that it is a small town that is serene and so beautiful. There is so much farmland and it is very quiet.
And of course I had to try all of the food. Boy, the food! The town’s food is so fresh right from the surrounding farms. I have also heard there are unbeatable farmers markets that I cannot wait to try. Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland”, so for a baker that means heaven!
Moving during COVID-19 is certainly strange. Touring houses is different now and a bit more challenging. You wear masks and booties and are not allowed to touch anything. Our realtor was the only one who could open doors, turn on lights, and so on. So that was different. But we found a spectacular home with a stunning kitchen. I am excited to start posting videos and give you the full IGTV tour from our new home soon.
Additionally, there is violence and injustice tearing apart our country right now. But the motto of Wisconsin is “forward”, and that is a strong word that I believe helps focus us on the future and positive changes that can come from the turmoil going on right now.
I may be MIA on the blog for the next few weeks as we move forward to Madison, Wisconsin. But I will still post pics and free recipes on Instagram, so be sure to join me there.
Thanks for making these crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside mini dutch pancakes! I will keep you posted on our move to Madison and share some fun recipes soon.
Dutch Mini Pancakes (Poffertjes)
Dutch mini pancakes are bite sized, poppable, airy, and perfect for tiny hands. Serve them in a bowl for a fun take on the new tiny pancake cereal craze! Dutch mini pancakes, known as Poffertjes, are tiny yeasted pancakes found throughout the Netherlands.
- 1½ cups whole milk warmed 105-110 degrees F
- 2¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup AP flour
- 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 extra large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting
In a small bowl, heat milk and the sprinkle over yeast. Allow you proof for 10 minutes.
Then in a large bowl, whisk together the flours, salt, and sugar. Make a well. Then add yeast mixture, egg, and lemon juice and vanilla.
Gently mix into batter. Don’t over-mix.
Then cover loosely and let it rise for an hour.
Place the pan over medium heat. Brush the cavities with melted butter.
Pipe or spoon the batter into pan, about a tablespoon.
When the tops are bubbly then flip using a fork and cook other side.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup and fruit.
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