Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lunch: pancakes

In Holland we normally eat bread for lunch. We are a country were a lot of bread is eaten. We also do have many different kind of breads. When I come in foreign countries it's a real difference with our country.
But what we also love is pannenkoeken. That's also a typical dutch product (and I will blog it anytime soon). We don't eat pancakes very often. If you translate pannenkoek from Dutch to English you could get the word pancakes, but don't make a mistake. It's quite something different.
So I had to look for the recipe for pancakes on the Internet, before I could make them. They are a lot thicker and smaller. And they are sweeter and got more saltiness in them. And baking powder, I don't use that in the Dutch recipe.
But they tasted great. I took my own home made jam and topped the pancakes with it. But I also liked them with nothing on top. And the children did like them too, so I'm going to make this more often.

The recipe I used (from Martha Stewart) goes like this:

  • 1 cup plain flour;
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt;
  • 1 tablespoon sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons oil;
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder;
  • 1 cup of milk;
  • 1 egg (L).
Combine in the first bowl the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Mix all the ingredients. In a second bowl poor the milk, egg and oil. Mix all of these ingredients as well.
Take the first bowl with solids and put this with the liquids. Mix everything with a whisk, but it don't have to be very smooth, a bit of lumps doesn't matter.
Take a bit of oil and brush a hot frying pan with the oil. Take about 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter and spoon this in the pan. With the back of a spoon, make a nice round. You can make about 3 pancakes in a frying pan at the same time. Wait until you see small bubbles and the batter fastens and turn the pancakes around. Wait another 2 minutes and the pancakes are ready. If you don't serve them right away or if you want to serve them all at once, you can keep them warm in an oven with a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius.

4Pure: pancakes


yummychunklet said...

Breakfast for lunch!

4pure said...

Funn @yummychuncklet, we usually don't eat these for lunch but certainly not for breakfast. But maybe in the future?