Monday, June 11, 2012

Pannenkoeken Recipe

Hello! This is Mia Susan posting to you live from the Netherlands. The Netherlands has had a great influence on my whole famiy: the way people conserve energy, the way the Dutch  conserve space, and so forth. However, today I must say that food is the main topic.

Firstly, I must state the difference between pancakes and pannenkoeken (pan-uh-koke-uh.) Pancakes are a form of flat cake that are sweet, cakey, and are usually served with butter and syrup. But pannenkoeken are similar to Swedish pancakes and crepes in the way that they are large, flat, and served with stroep. (strope) Stroep is Dutch for syrup in the way that pannenkoeken is Dutch for pancakes, but, as with pannenkoeken, there is a critical difference.

For one thing, stroep is much thicker, sweeter, and a drizzle is more that enough for an extra sweet serving. If an American put the normal  amount of syrup for them in stroep on pannenkoeken, well, after all their teeth decayed, it wouldn't  be pretty.

Recently, my family found the most wonderful pannenkoeken recipe ever, and we like to serve it with Nutella, powdered suger, stroep, and the occasional slagroom (slog-room) or whipped cream.

You will need :

  •  A non-stick pan the size of your desired pannenkoek (makes 1 large/ 2 medium/ 4 small)
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt
  • 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
  • 1 cup milk 
  • at least 1/4 cup butter or margarine
Put the flour and salt in a bowl, make a well in the middle and add melt the beaten eggs. Mix into a smooth batter. Add the rest of the milk. Melt half the butter in a heavy skillet. Pour the batter into it. Turn the pancakes frequently, each time add some butter. They should become golden brown and crisp at the sides.


These pannenkoeken have sustained us through some pretty hard times, and I know they'll do the same for you! I like to add a ton of powdered sugar, Nutella, and a drizzle of stroep, and then I like to roll it up, put lots more stroep on the top and cut it up! Now that's my kind of taco :~)

(No credit to me!!!!! All credit must go to our genius cookbook, Dutch Cooking by Helen A. M. Halverhout!)

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