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Pancake Puffs (Poffertjes)

Otherwise known as poffertjes, these baby Pancake Puffs are usually served with melted butter and sieved powdered sugar, but I adore them with strawberries and cream.

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  • 1 level tsp instant yeast

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour (100 g)

  • 1 cup flour (100 g)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk (250 ml)

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • Strawberries, whipped cream and powdered sugar to serve


  • 1.

    In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the milk.

  • 2.

    In a separate bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, salt and half the milk.

  • 3.

    Whisk smooth. Now add the remaining milk and beat again.

  • 4.

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest for an hour.

  • 5.

    Melt butter in a frying pan.

  • 6.

    When it sizzles, add teaspoonfuls of the batter in circular movements to create the mini pancakes.

  • 7.

    Turn the poffertjes around as soon as the bottom has set, using two forks.

  • 8.

    Serve Pancake Puffs with Butter & Icing Sugar

  • 9.

    Or strawberries, whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar.


If you happen to have a poffertjes pan (usually a cast iron pan with a dozen or so indentations) please feel free to use it, but I really don't think a special shopping trip is required.

I have managed to make perfectly good poffertjes without the special pan on many an occasion.

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Posted by CherzReport
Hey angry *** the May 2010 Australian Women's Weekly has a recipe for traditional aebleskiver (poffertjes) that may be easier to follow. Also a little tip buttermilk added either 1/2 buttermilk 1/2 milk or all buttermilk is to die for.