May 19, 2017

Friday Flavour: Pannenkoek (Dutch Pancakes)

Here’s something relatively simple: 4 ingredients, 5 steps.

It comes in the form of Dutch pancakes otherwise known locally as pannenkoek. Or in our household it is known as Papa’s specialty food since this is almost exclusively made by Silver Bullet.

Look who’s cheffing
One with chicken deli
All the plain ones ready for some sugar

It’s texture is a lot thinner than your average American pancake and is really quite different from the French crepes. It is the kind of food in which the Dutch would eat it for dinner and/or breakfast.  Sweet or savoury, your pick!

By that, I mean you can eat it with hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), raw sugar, poedersuiker (powdered sugar) or honey with a little butter on the side. Or you can top it up with meat and slabs of cheese or eggs. It’s versatile that way.

Once you have decided on what you want on top of it, you then stick a fork somewhere closer to the edge of the pancake and then roll it with your fork like a cigar. You then delicately cut and slice like a pro before putting it in your mouth.

That was my breakfast treat last weekend on Mother’s Day: Pancakes prepared by none other than Silver Bullet – not because it was Mother’s Day but because it is stuff like this that makes the kids excited. Ok. Me too. Especially when I feel a little pancakey.

Pannenkoek (Dutch Pancakes)
Yields 12
An easy Dutch pancake made with only 4 ingredients!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 250g wheat flour
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. Half liter of milk
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. Some butter for frying
  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Whisk well.
  2. Heat up a flat pan. Smear a little butter and when it's hot enough, spread the batter onto it
  3. Let it brown and then flip over.
  4. Let it brown again then remove. Set aside
  5. Repeat till all the batter is finished.
  1. If you want to add other stuff onto it, add your additional ingredients on top of it when you flip over. Then cover it to make sure that it's cooked.Yes, you can top it up with absolutely anything!
Grubbs n Critters

Dutch pannenkoek made by a Dutchman in a Dutch home living in Dutch land…hmmmm… You have to admit that one cannot get anymore authentic than this.

This is probably one of the shortest recipes I have ever featured and there’s no way you are not going to give it a try. It’s Silver Bullet’s not-so-secret family recipe. It’s going to be our family heirloom and Squirt will have to learn to make a very mean Dutch pancakes one day.

Now that this not-so-secret recipe is in your hands, you also have a very big responsibility to keep calm and carry the recipe on.

Psssst: Spread the word.

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  1. Lovely pancake, looks delicious!!

  2. Christina

    I was actually wondering what’s the difference between a normal pancakes with the Dutch version!
    Wow, Silver Bullet is also a master in the kitchen:-) Lucky you!
    For us, my version with coconut raspels and raisins is a steady weekend breakfast.
    We haven’t tried it yet for lunch or dinner!
    I don’t like the thick and fluffy ones, because I can only devour one single piece, sometimes Natalie eats more than
    Pancakes made by the hubby, devoured by Mama & the kiddos: Gezellig!

    • Hahahha! Now you know – it really is the thickness and I notice the regular ones are a little more cakey. Kids just love pancakes do they? Top it with shipped cream, strawberries, chocolates..hagelslag and you got yourselves a meal! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’m glad Silver Bullet doesn’t mind tinkering in the kitchen. Not often as I do, but at least reliable. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I haven’t tried raspels and raisins. I need to google what they are and try it! Thanks for the tips!
      Hope you have had a wonderful Mother’s Day too, Christina!

  3. Looks delicious!!!! I love crepes, so I’m so very tempted to try this. Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a lovely Mother’s Day breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s good enough for breakfast, lunch and dinner I’d say. LOL. Still not as thin as the crepes…just slightly different. I’m just amazed at the different types of pancakes we can make. Hope you have had a fabulous Mother’s Day too! Every day should be mother’s day, dammit! :p

  4. Robbie Cheadle

    A great recipe, Ann. Thanks for sharing. I have saved this one.

    • Thank you, Robbie! Hope you get to make it. Be sure to let me know your take on it when you do! ๐Ÿ™‚


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