Poffertjes – Dutch Food & Some History

Another typical Dutch food as part of my Dutch food series are poffertjes. Poffertjes look like very small little pancakes, just a couple (maybe 5) cm in diameter! It seems as if these poffertjes were already eaten in country fairs about 300 years ago. Poffertjes can be found in most …

Eggless pancakes – why it works & a trick to kick up flavour

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make in the weekend if I don’t feel like my regular yoghurt or bread for breakfast. They’re easy to make and jummy to eat. By now I’ve got quite a god basic recipe so I keep on trying new things to …

Homemade vs. Store bought Pancake – USA

When exploring the science of food it’s important to analyze both your own creations as well as the ones you buy in the store. It’s more interesting that way. So, I did that little exercise for Dutch pancakes, comparing my own version with a microwave pancake and a mix for …

Homemade vs. Store bought Pancake – NL

The way we look at food changes continuously and has especially changed a lot in the last few decades. Nowadays we’re so used to food being present all the time, we start worrying about other things. Trends come up and people start avoiding certain foods. One very interesting trend to …

Comparing Dutch vs American style pancakes

Pancakes, who doesn’t like them? Especially since you can tweak and change them in whichever way you want! You can make thick pancakes, thin ones, large, tiny, airy, dense, sweet, savory, etc. etc. All start in a similar way, make a batter (not a dough, since it’s liquid) and fry …

Crepes – the French pancake

I like pancakes, more specifically, baking pancakes. I don’t know why, but somehow, baking pancakes is just lots of fun. Recipes are always easy to put together, we tend to have all ingredients in the house and there are so many possible variations. I like eating mine with fruit for …