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POFFERTJES (Dutch mini pancakes)



6 portion(s)

You will need:

  • 100 g buckwheat kernals
  • 20 g raw sugar
  • 250 g Milk
  • 250 g water
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g baker's flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6
    1h 30min
    Preparation 1h 0min
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Recipe's preparation

    Make the batter
  1. Add buckwheat and sugar to the Thermomix bowl and mill for 1 min / sp 9. Set aside

  2. Add milk, water and yeast to the TM bowl and warm for 2-3 mins / 37° / speed 2 (until green light stops flashing)

  3. Add egg, buckwheat flour (with sugar), baker's flour and salt. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 4. Scrape down walls using the spatula and repeat mixing for another 10 seconds / speed 4.

  4. Prepare an empty 2 litre bottle by cutting a large hole into it like in my photo. Also clean an old, empty squeezy tomato sauce bottle ready for later! tmrc_emoticons.) Pour the batter into the 2 litre bottle, making sure that the bottle cap is fitted tightly.

  5. Wrap the 2 litre bottle of batter in the ThermoMat and allow to rise for 1 hour. Remember not to place the wrapped bottle on a stone bench top as this is too cold and will slow down the yeast growth. Place on a folded tea-towel or a cork mat instead. tmrc_emoticons.)

  6. Making the poffertjes
  7. Preheat your poffertjes pan. Carefully remove the lid of the 2 litre bottle and pour some of the batter into the empty squeezy bottle. This makes it really easy to pour the batter into the small domes of the pan.

  8. Brush the pan with butter or ghee and now you can easily fill the domes with batter by squeezing the upside down sauce bottle (with batter)

  9. When the batter has dried you may turn them (I use a wooden skewer as I don't want to damage the teflon coating of the pan with metal).  Continue to cook until brown on the bottom too.

  10. Remove the poffertjes from the pan, onto a small serving plate. Brush each poffertje with butter, while still hot, and then sprinkle with lots of icing sugar! Serve with a small cake fork. Enjoy!

  11. Now refill the squeezy bottle and make as many batches/serves as required. 



Poffertjes are very small pancakes (made with yeast) that are only about 2-3cm in diametre. Traditionally they are made in a special pan with12-20 small 3cm domes. I have an original cast iron one from the 70s and I also have an electric one purchased at an "op shop" for about $5-10.

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  • I just re-read your question

    Submitted by Carola Cocacola on 14. January 2015 - 14:17.

    I just re-read your question and see that I didn't answer the question completely... the reason I put it in the cut up milk bottle is that it is like a funnel and then easier for me to pour it into the empty tomato squeezie bottle. It's just a preference thing and makes pouring the batter into the moulds a lot cleaner than spooning it in (and dripping). Hope that makes sense. tmrc_emoticons.)


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  • I pop the mixture into the

    Submitted by Carola Cocacola on 5. October 2014 - 14:43.

    I pop the mixture into the milk bottle as it's easier to wrap in the Thermomat (to keep warm for an hour) plus i like to free up my Thermomix bowl to continue cooking other things. tmrc_emoticons.)


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  • Hi, looking forward to trying

    Submitted by Daveshelll on 27. July 2014 - 07:27.

    Hi, looking forward to trying these. Why do you put the mix into the milk container instead of a bowl or thermoserver?  Thanks.

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