Sweet Sunday – Dutch Pancakes

Oh hi there! Sorry for vanishing for more than a week! I had no creativity or motivation to do anything for my blog last week. Well, that and I was just lazy. Shame on me… But anyways, I’m back now! And I’ve got loads of ideas for the upcoming Sweet Sundays, so we’re good to go for a while 🙂

As you might have read in one of the previous Sweet Sunday posts, in particular this one where I elaborate on the Dutch cake called Ontbijtkoek, I want to introduce the non-Dutchies to the sweet baked goods that The Netherlands has to offer. Also, I want to kind of show the Dutch readers that what we buy in the supermarket is actually incredibly easy to make by yourself!

Dutch Pancakes

To continue this trend, let’s talk about pancakes. There are many countries that have pancakes in their cuisine with each one adding their own style. For instance, in comparison to American Pancakes, the Dutch ones are a lot thinner, but also a lot wider. They have less density than American ones, and are actually mostly eaten for dinner. I have honestly never eaten Dutch Pancakes for breakfast, it just doesn’t work in my mind.

As humans, I think that we all love pancakes, no matter which country they originate from. They are sweet, doughy, buttery, and just all-round delicious. Am I right, or am I right?IMG_0905Besides that, the recipe is so simple, you can literally eat pancakes in 15 minutes. A quick and easy dinner or breakfast! In The Netherlands, we serve them with powdered sugar, and syrup. You can have apple pancakes by adding chunks of apple to the batter, or place cheese on the pancake while baking. There are so many possibilities, it is impossible to get bored of this recipe.

IMG_0906Also, I feel that this recipe will explain to Dutchies that you do not need to have that prepared box of pancake mix to make pancakes. Everyone has got flour, egg, and milk in their kitchen. So no need for those boxes anymore, guys 🙂

Have a nice Sunday!

Dutch Pancakes

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 250 grams of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 500 ml milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter
  • Optional: bacon, raisins, cheese, apple, etc
  • To serve: powdered sugar, and syrup

Used kitchen appliances

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Ladle
  • Frying pan


  1. Add the flour, egg, milk, and salt to the bowl. Whisk until mixed and all lumps are gone.
  2. Heat some butter in the frying pan on medium heat.
  3. Use the ladle to pour in the right amount of batter in the pan.
  4. Bake for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden.
  5. Optional: place bacon in the pan before adding the batter. Or add raisins to the batter to make raisin pancakes.
  6. Keep the pancakes warm by placing them between two plates.
  7. Serve with syrup and powdered sugar.

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