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Pancake Puffs (Poffertjes) with Strawberries & Cream

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Pancake Puffs (Poffertjes) with Strawberries & Cream

Pancake Puffs

Photo © Karin Engelbrecht
Otherwise known as poffertjes, these baby pancake puffs are traditionally served with melted butter and sieved powdered sugar. Perfect for Sunday brunch, a lazy lunch or dessert.


  • 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
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  • Strawberries, whipped cream and powdered sugar to serve


In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the milk. In a separate bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, salt and half the milk. Whisk smooth. Now add the remaining milk and beat again.

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

Melt butter in a frying pan. When it sizzles, add teaspoonfuls of the batter in circular movements to create the mini pancakes. Turn the poffertjes around as soon as the bottom has set, using two forks.

Serve Pancake Puffs with 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 do 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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 5 out of 5
New for me with strawberries & cream!!!, Member Dutchcook1965

I never have before poffertjes with strawberries & cream & poedersuiker. We use always only poedersuiker. Maybe British intrepertation? But its very nice, more as if a desert.

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