Poffertje experiments

When in Holand one must partake of all the local delicacies, and even try your hand at making some of them, after all, that’s the fun of kitchen science.

Pip and I have been making poffertjes (mini dutch pancakes) a few times a week since arriving in Amsterdam, using this basic recipe:

  • 1 2/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

As well as being a fun way to practice our fractions math and apply it to something other than pizza and pies, it has some wonderful experimentation opportunities.

We started with just adding things to the recipe, the favourite being individual blueberries in each mini pancake. But today things got turned up a notch. Today we had to mix the blueberries into the batter, then we had to cover the entire pan with batter, not just the individual indentations. Pip wanted a pancake made of poffertjes. It took me a while to realise what he meant but once we were on the same page we got to work.

IMG_0526 IMG_0527 IMG_0528 Science experiments that produce satisfying results = awesome. Science experiments that are also relatively healthy and get eaten = seriously awesome!

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