I promise this isn’t a food blog. But I have to tell you about these pancakes.
Yesterday we went for a walk with our Dutch friend in a park/forest outside of Utrecht and then ate Dutch pancakes in a quaint thatched-roof pancake house at the end of a tree-lined lane. It conjured up fairy tale images of a gingerbread house.
Dutch pancakes, called pannenkoeken, are somewhere in between American-style pancakes and French crepes. They are thin, about twelve inches in diameter, and are served on a large plate.
Plain pancakes are served with stroop (syrup) and poederzuiker (powdered sugar). But you can also choose from dozens of flavours, with the toppings cooked right into the batter, be they sweet (e.g. apple and cinnamon) or savoury (e.g. ham and cheese).
The best part about it is the pancake house also serves beer. What more can you ask for in life?