Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes: These extra spongy, light mini Dutch pancakes are filled with lemony flavors that would make a perfect breakfast for two.
Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes
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 various 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!!!
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.
~ You can try these Recipes too for Valentines ~
3 Ingredients Strawberry Mousse (Vegan + Glutenfree Recipe)
5 Ingredients Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Raspberries
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:
DID YOU TRY MY RECIPE – AWESOME!!!
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Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes
Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes: These extra spongy, light mini Dutch pancakes are filled with lemony flavors that would make a perfect breakfast for two.
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/3 Cup Buttermilk
- 4 Tbsp Milk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice - you may use fresh or bottled
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 Sachet Dry Yeast - about 3gms
- 3 Tbsp of water
- 4 Tbsp Oil
- 5 Raspberries
- 1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Sauce - placed in a ziplock
- 1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
- Heat the Poffertjes pan or a regular pan. (My pan makes 10 at a time)
- Heat the milk in a cup (microwave) for 30 seconds.
- Dissolve the yeast, sugar in luke warm milk, water, and stir and keep aside for minute (the yeast will bubble up).
- Whisk the egg In a large bowl.
- Add flour, salt, yeast and whisk to form a lump free batter.
- Now, add the lemon juice and whisk everything thoroughly.
If using Poffertjes Pan:
- Drop 2-3 drops of oil in each depression of the poffertjes pan.
- Add 3 tbsp of batter in each depression of the pan.
- Wait till you see bubbles forming on top (takes 20 seconds).
- Using a skewer, raise the poffertjes till the remaining liquid batter falls down in the depression.
- Cook for 10 seconds and then flip the poffertjes to the other side.
- Cook till the other side is also cooked (golden brown color).
- Remove from pan and similarly make all the other poffertjes.
If using regular Pan:
- Heat the pan and add 1tbsp oil.
- Spread the oil evenly on the pan.
- Using a spoon, drop 2 tbsp batter in the pan and spread it into a mini circle.
- Similarly place more batter till the pan is full.
- Let cook till you see bubbles on the top.
- Flip the batter and cook on the other side (till golden brown on each side).
- Remove from pan and cook all the poffertjes are cooked.
Decorate the Poffertjes:
- Place 5-6 poffertjes in a plate and place raspberries around it.
- Drizzle with chocolate sauce and dust with powdered sugar.
- Serve Fresh.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
49 Replies to "Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes"
Shannon @ Pass Me Some Tasty February 12, 2017 (2:55 am)
These might just be the cutest (and tastiest) lil’ pancakes I’ve ever seen.
Molly Kumar February 12, 2017 (3:38 am)
Thanks so much Shannon 🙂
Jacqui Bellefontaine February 10, 2017 (12:12 pm)
oh these sound really interesting I shall have to make them for my Dutch friend
Molly Kumar February 14, 2017 (5:03 am)
That would be great, glad you liked them – Thanks Jacqui.
Jenni February 10, 2017 (1:15 am)
These look so lovely! What a great treat!
Molly Kumar February 10, 2017 (3:29 am)
Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 8, 2017 (11:46 pm)
The mini pancakes are adorable and I am so excited that I have the right pan to make these as well. We use the pan to make a Indian recipe called Kuzhi appam and I am so excited to see a recipe from a different cuisine to make in the pan.
Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:15 am)
Hey Sandhya, thanks so much and you can absolutely make this recipe in the appam pa 🙂
ManilaSpoon February 8, 2017 (7:25 pm)
These mini Dutch pancakes are too adorable to eat but don’t worry that won’t stop me as they sure look yummy!!
Molly Kumar February 8, 2017 (8:11 pm)
Hahhaha, Thanks so much and I look forward to you making them soon. Thanks for visiting 🙂
Alicia Taylor February 8, 2017 (5:56 pm)
We got one of these pans for a friend for Christmas. It was the first time I’d ever seen one. He’ll love this recipe! He loves doing brilliant things for his wife for Valentine’s day.
Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:30 am)
Hahahha, that would be fabulous and I’m sure you’re getting breakfast in bed soon 🙂 Thanks for visiting Alicia.