Poffertjes

Pancakes again?

If you are sensing a pancake, pastry, and sweet theme to my food-related posts, then you’ve correctly observed the existence of the Dutch national sweet tooth. Bakeries and pastry stalls abound and the Dutch seem really fond of all things sweet and sugary.

In markets in the wintertime, you will often see a stall selling poffertjes by the dozen or half dozen. These are fluffy miniature pancakes generously coated with butter and powdered sugar. They are cooked in a special cast-iron pan with small round indentations into which the buckwheat flour batter is poured. You can also buy them pre-made in a bag at the supermarket to microwave and eat in the comfort of your own home.

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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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