Thursday, 13 February 2014

Recipe: Little Dutch Pancakes

When I was fifteen [wow that is 20 years ago this year] I had that streak of striving for independence wanting to get myself a job. So that I did, at the local shopping centre [for those of you Perth people, it was at Garden City at a cafe called The Dutch Coffee House. It's no longer there but it was round near the 'supermarket' section when K-Mart was in it's earlier location prior to any of the renovations and extensions! I know, that WAS years ago..] Anyways, I wanted to be a waitress but got placed in the kitchen preparing food, and then was demoted [I know, devastated] to dishwasher. Needless to say I only stayed working for 6 months, when eventually I was fed up with being a 'dishpig' and besides, my persuit of Musical theatre and Music tuition at school got the better of me, so I quit. But I did learn some skills and got some great ideas for food preparation, which then helped me upon finishing Year 12, getting a job at another cafe at Garden City [Cafe Marcel - again, not there any more] but saw me through the entire of my university degree!

One of my favourite things on the menu at TDCH were the Dutch Pancakes - the yummiest little morsels seriously. Definitely not the best for the waist line but so delicious. I recently after many a trial and error of recipes, found a recipe as close to the one at TDCH - I wish I had written it down at the time.

Dutch pancakes can be made using a traditional frypan or crepe maker or if you're wanting to be really fancy you can purchase the traditional Dutch Pancake maker/pan to get the exact look. I received a crepe maker at Christmas time and I love it - we use it often and it just so happened that my lovely friend had a dutch pancake maker that she didn't want so I now can make them to look completely authentic.

250g SR flour
1 egg
400ml milk

1. Whisk all three ingredients together and let sit for an hour.
2. Prepare your cooking pan/surface with a little coooking spray.
3. Cook as you would pancakes or pikelets.

Serve hot with a knob of butter and a dusting of icing sugar.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmm smells nearly as good as it looks. We might just have pancakes for dinner....