Pancake houses

Pancake house in the forest

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.

Pancakes with a porch view

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?

Plain pancake

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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