Thursday, December 31, 2009

Poffertjes, Dutch style pillow pancake

Poffertjes are traditional Dutch style pancake .... the batter is very similar to pancake but it has pillow or ball shape instead of pancake's plate like shape. Other than the shape, poffertjes in contrast with pancake has more fluffy & spongy texture & often made with raising agent like yeast or baking soda. Usually, poffertjes served with powdered sugar & cinnamon, or in some restaurant for fancier taste its served with fresh fruit jam or ice cream.

To get the shape of pillow or ball, it need a special pan that has shallow holes similiar to takoyaki pan but smaller in size. My poffertjess pan will not perfectly create ball shape poffertjes, but it create round shape pillow, I think they are cute .....

This recipe belongs to Teh Uceu.

200 gr flour
40 g cornstarch
100 gr Sugar
4 eggs yolk
2 Egg White
1/2 tablespoons yeast
1/3 tsp baking powder
300 ml of liquid milk
50 gr melted butter
1/3 teaspoon salt

In large bowl combine all dry ingredients except for salt. In other bowl combine eggs & milk as wet ingredient. Pour the wet ingredient to the dry ingredieny, whisk until smooth. Let it rest for half hour. Add salt & butter.

Heat pan to very hot, grease with butter or oil. Carefully pour the batter in to the holes until 3/4. When it half cooked turn add more batter to the holes & put the half cooked batter above the holes, so you get the pillow or ball shapes poffertjes. Or for easier method, you can put one half cooked batter above the other.

You have to excuse me, I cannot wait to have a bite .....

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