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The Siren Song of the Dutch Pancake

June 6, 2012

Every so often H’s mom whips up a batch of pannekoeken.  These Dutch pancakes are a bit different from their American counterparts in that they are light, very thin, and usually large enough to cover the plate.  The ingredients are similar (flour, butter, milk, eggs), with apples or raisins or various other goodies sometimes added.  Sprinkle your pannekoek with cinnamon sugar, gently roll it with a fork, slice it, and eat.

These babies stir up warm childhood memories for my husband.  As they sizzle in the pan, their tantalizing aroma wafts through the house, drawing H from his office upstairs like the proverbial moth to the flame.  (Resistance is futile!)  His mom always has an extra plate and a cup of tea ready for his inevitable “spontaneous visit.”  I have had the pleasure of joining them on occasion – my goodness,  what a treat!   A lot of magic goes on in that kitchen

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2012 3:37 am

    Ooooo, this brings back memories of how delighted we were as children when my mother made pancakes. She did so only occasionally, but it was an occasion! Try adding a squirt of lemon juice in with the cinnamon and sugar, yum…

  2. June 16, 2012 9:51 am

    I have very fond memories of my Oma coming to visit and making Dutch pancakes. I love them! Lekker!

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