Sunday, May 10, 2009

Poffertjes

As much as we whine about missing Reeses, macaroni and cheese, Mexican food, Moe's burritos, marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies, icing, sweet potatoes, and maple syrup, there are many Dutch foods we have come to love and will whine about missing in the near future. The newest of the foods is poffertjes.
We discovered this wonderful new treat at Moeder's in Amsterdam. Our old neighbor took Matt, Mom, Tony, and I there to enjoy some typical Dutch cooking. Our dinner consisted of many Dutch treats like Stampot, meat stews, and lots of potatoes, but the star of the meal was definitely the poffertjes.

Poffertjes are sweet, small, fluffy pancakes that are served for dessert with fruit and powdered sugar. I tried to make them at home the next weekend but apparently a special pan is required. My poffertjes looked and tasted more like mini-pancakes; it was quite a disappointment. Since they are an eating-out treat only, we grab a plateful of them every time we see them for sale at a street festival or offered on a bar menu.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Ok, now I want some. How far away is Amsterdam? Ah ha. Hi from SITS!