The best Dutch Pancakes recipe!

We Dutchmen love our pancakes! We eat them for lunch or dinner, but never for breakfast. We like them savoury, with cheese or bacon, or sweet, with apple, raisins or banana and with topping like icing sugar or treacle. We even combine the salt and the sweet — we poor treacle over our bacon pancakes. Yum!

In summer, I like to serve Dutch pancakes with sugar and lemon wedges. Here’s my recipe, which I think is the best:

  • 250 g flour
  • 500 ml or 2 cups of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 bag baking powder (or 8 grams, or 2 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • a good pinch of salt

Beat the eggs. Combine flour with baking powder, sugar and salt. Add eggs to flour, combine, and add a third of the milk. Whisk to get rid of lumps, add rest of the milk in parts. Get rid of all the lumps. (You can leave the batter to stand for up to an hour to improve, but don’t bother if you’re in a hurry.) Heat up a large frying pan. Melt butter in the pan, and pour in batter (I use a ladle). Evenly cover the bottom of the pan, trying to make the pancake as thin as possible. This is easiest if you pick up the pan and swirl the batter around. Flip pancake over when golden — try to throw it in the air and flip it over that way! Cook other side as well. Stack up pancakes and serve with sugar and lemon for a yummy summer lunch! Enjoy!

xxx Esther

PS For the stack in the photo above I doubled the ingredients.


Comments (7)

August 1, 2013

I love pancakes my Dutch husband is a pro at these. We always just use a mix, but I’ve always thought, why?? I’ll show him this recipe 🙂 Thanks!

August 1, 2013

Baking powder isn’t really necessary. It’s possible to make excelent pancakes without it. Just take some flour, milk and eggs, wisk it and you’re done. I never measure what I take. I just add all the ingredients untill it has the right thickness. I make these for dinner so every now and the and lots of people I know combine them with tomato soup.

Esther in Amsterdam
August 6, 2013

Hi Noetje, I like to add baking powder to get them a bit more fluffy and less heavy. But without is possible as well!

December 6, 2013

Excellent! We often have American buttermilk pancakes but we were out of buttermilk this am and tried these. This will be my new go to recipe for “skinny” pancakes. Thanks they are great and so easy!

Esther in Amsterdam
December 6, 2013

I’m glad you like them!! 🙂 x

July 7, 2016

Good recipe, just don’t add the sugar and put dulce de leche inside(after cooked), that will be something amazing.

Esther in Amsterdam
July 7, 2016

Sounds delicious!

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