Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special) These extra spongy, light mini Dutch pancakes are filled with lemony flavors that would make a perfect Valentines breakfast for two. They are drizzled with dark chocolate, dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh raspberries.
“PoffertjesPoffertjes Poffertjes – buy a dozen” these words were like magic to my food hungry soul during our visit to Copenhagen. Apart from a seeing the beautiful local places, the highlight of our trip was a ‘Once in a Life’ kind of food experience in Geranium (It has the World’s Best Chef & 3 Michelin Star). After a 14 course wine and food (they describe it as lucid, light and dynamic) menu – I could totally say my ‘Soul was at Peace & I was in Gastronomical Heaven’! So as soon as we were back, I tried creating my favorite (the easiest of the lot) Poffertjes/Aebleskivers that I had as snack or breakfast during our trip and today I’m sharing with you’ll my ‘Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special)‘ which makes a perfect breakfast for two.Now, if you’re wondering what is ‘Poffertjes’ – they are mini Danish pancakes that resemble a ball and are extremely spongy-airy. They are usually served with a dollop of butter and dusted sugar on top or with a berry jelly. Something very similar to our American pancakes but there are a couple of difference as Poffertjes are more light, airier and are made using buckwheat flour. But today, I’m sharing my favorite of the many variation recipes of poffertjes that I’ve tried and that is the ‘Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special)‘. I’m using lemon and buttermilk to make it even more extra spongy and I’m using my special ‘Poffertjes Pan’ for it. It’s a non-stick pan with little dents in between for us to add the batter and turn it evenly to form a ball. The batter is really simple and these are made using all purpose flour. You can eat the poffertjes as is too but since it’s Valentines, I’m going all out and giving it some extra love n sprinkles of dusted sugar, dark chocolate sauce, and some fresh raspberries. And every bite that you’ll taste will give you that lemony-berry flavor and that chocolate sauce with sugar is simple perfection. If you don’t have the poffertjes pan, you can try making them in a regular pan too (they won’t be raised or ball shaped) but there will be no difference in taste. So, if you’re still looking for that one special recipe to impress that someone, this ‘Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special)‘ can definitely be your front contender. All that lemon+chocolate+sugary+fruity combination will surely please anyone.
Stay tuned for another Valentines Special Breakfast Recipe Coming Next Week !
Until Next Time ~ XoXo
Here’s a Short Video on How to Make Poffertjes in the traditional Pan: