Are these not the most adorable mini pancakes you have ever seen?! And they have Nutella inside them!
Despite having major issues with the PC coffee makers I bought, when I saw this cast iron Danish Pancake Pan for under $5… I had to pick one up. The pancakes looked so delicious and cute and the pan gave me lots of foodie ideas. Plus, I love cast iron.
Now you can just use your own favourite pancake batter recipe but I wanted to try an authentic recipe. I found this recipe for Poffertjes at Christine’s Recipes that looked perfect.
Combine 1 cup of sifted flour with 1 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt.
Pour in 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup water. Combine and then add 2 whisked eggs and a few drops of vanilla. Do not over mix and let rest for 10 minutes.
Then I turned to the instructions that came with the pan. Brush the pan with a little bit of butter. Preheat pan to medium-hum heat. Add 1 tbsp of batter.
Add 1/2 tsp of filling. I used my homemade Nutella.
Add another tbsp of batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Use a bamboo skewer to flip each pancake and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
OK, that is a little too golden for my liking! Cast iron is a little too amazing at conducting heat so I turned down the temperature a bit.
That’s more like it…
The recipe made two batches and aren’t they just so beautiful? And the best part, they taste just as good. I felt like I was getting to eat timbits for breakfast over the weekend, LOL. I did served them with maple syrup but I did not want it to wash out the pretty icing sugar of the shot.
These were so delicious Reg actually asked me, “Should we be eating these?” They seemed too decadent to him but in reality, these are actually healthier and have less fat than the regular pancakes I make on the weekend.
The best part? I am convinced I can make Chinese chicken balls with this pan which is one of our favourite treats but I do not do deep fry cooking. Maybe we can make that treat and eat it too? I sense more foodie adventures with this $5 pan.
Don’t have the pan? (I know, who does right?) Make your own mini pancake version this weekend on your skillet. No, they won’t turn into cute little puffy pancake balls but they will be delicious.
Have a great foodie weekend!
These look absolutely delicious. I have made them before filled with jam. Will have to try them with Nutella next time.
You sure got a great deal on the pan!!
They do look absolutely amazing, kind of like donuts. I like Liliana’s idea of putting jam inside, and you won’t hear me aruging about the Nutella either. I’ve really been leaning towards cooking with my cast iron whenever I can. Even though I don’t think I can squeeze anything more into my kitchen, if I come across one of these pans I may just have to make an exception
Those look sooo good!! Homemade Nutella??!! Oh my goodness, I love Nutella. So pretty
Sandy aka Doris the Great says
I’m rushing off to our Superstore to see if they have one of these! But I haven’t seen them there so I may end up crying later 🙁
These look delicious!
Suzie Ridler says
I love cast iron too Ava! I got some Nutella on sale the other week. Homemade is good but it’s nice to get it for a deal without the work. Any luck finding a pan Sandy?
I can’t BELIEVE I never saw this Danish Pancake Pan at any Loblaw-owned store and we shop there all the time! I’ve been looking for one for a few years now, ever since I read an ‘Events’ notice in The Toronto Star for a Christmas Bazaar at a Danish Church – featuring Poffertjes in their Tea Room! It would have been a bargain at the original $8 but wow! if you ever want to sell it and are in Toronto visiting your folks, just email! 🙂
The church by the way is at 72 Finch Ave W, just west of Yonge St. Their Fall-Christmas Bazaars are usually held mid-November, so the next one should be on Nov 15 or 22, 2014. I just bookmarked it, because I missed this year’s! But definitely an interesting stop for a foodie, don’t ya think? http://www.dlctoronto.on.ca/
Suzie Ridler says
Good to know Natasha, sounds like I got a real treasure. I will let you know. Hey, maybe I will get there next year, you never know. 🙂