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!