Puffy and light dutch poffertjes are pancakes with a difference. Fun to make, even more fun to eat, traditionally made with yeast and buckwheat flour. Here is the sourdough dutch pancake recipe including yeasted version in Notes.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 100mini pancakes
120g100% hydration sourdough starterI used white flour starter
120gplain white flour
2extra large or 3 small eggslightly beaten
6g1 teaspoon salt
In a bowl mix white and buckwheat flour
Add refreshed active starter and milk
Mix to a smooth batter
Cover and leave in a warm spot until fine bubbles start to appear
Add salt and eggs, mixing lightly through the batter
Leave a further one to two hours or overnight in the fridge
Heat the poffertjes pan well on medium heat
Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle or a jug
Grease the pan with a little butter then pour the pancake batter into each indentation to the rim
Bake the poffertjes for a few minutes until bubbles appear on the top
Using a toothpick, bamboo skewer or a fork, flip the pancakes on the other side and bake a further minute or two
Repeat with the remaining batter
Serve warm dusted with icing sugar and melted butter, maple syrup, fruit or toppings of your choice.
This recipe uses 40% buckwheat, 60% white flour (including sourdough starter). You can change the ratio to suit your taste.Yeasted version: Mix 180g plain white flour, 120g buckwheat flour, 6g salt (1 teaspoon) and 3,5g dry yeast (1 teaspoon). Add 360ml lukewarm milk and 2 extra large or 3 small lightly beaten eggs. Mix into a smooth batter. Leave in a warm place for 1-2 hours until batter becomes bubbly or in the fridge overnight. Bake as per instructions for sourdough dutch pancakes.Different flours absorb liquid at a different rate. Adjust if the batter is too thick or thin. The pancake batter should be pourable. If the batter is too thick, the pancakes will be dense. If it's too runny, the poffertjes will stay quite flat. Lower the cooking temperature if the poffertjes are burning underneath but top is still liquid and without bubbles.
Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes https://makebread.com.au/poffertjes-mini-dutch-pancakes/