Dutch pancakes are a delicious morning breakfast treat. They are easy to make with a few simple ingredients. We will show you how to make an apple dutch pancake.
A Dutch pancake is also known as a pannekoeken in Holland. What makes a Dutch pancake unique is the fact that it rises like a cake and then collapses when removed from the oven. The resulting puffy pancake is a bit chewy and tastes exceptionally good. You can top it with your favorite syrup.
Dutch pancakes can be made with berries or sliced fruit, such as apples. That is our favorite, so that is what we will focus on with this recipe. You do not have to add fruit or berries, but it helps to make the pancakes more interesting.
This recipe makes two Dutch pancakes, and thus two eight-inch frying pan are needed. The frying pans will be placed in the oven, so pans that uses a plastic or otherwise combustible handles cannot be used. A non-stick all metal pan or a standard cast iron frying pan will work great. When we started to make panekoekens, we originally used two non-stick pans with the handles removed.
- 1/4 cup of melted margarine or butter
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup of sugar
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine the flour milk and powdered sugar and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs and then mix again.
Combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl.
Pour half of the the melted butter or margarine into a pan and brush the pan with the butter or margarine to assure that all of the inside surfaces are coated. When the pannekoeken has been baked, you will be flipping the pan over to release it onto a plate, so it is important that the pancake not stick to the pan.
Sprinkle half of the glaze into each pan. Place sliced apples or berries evenly spaced into each pan. Pour half of the batter into each pan.
Bake in the pre-heated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes. The Dutch pancakes will rise like a cake. Sometimes it will collapse in the oven, That is okay. Use oven mitts to remove the pans by the handles and flip each pannekoekens onto a plate. The fruit and glaze will then be on top. The puffy pannekoeken will collapse into a thick, somewhat wrinkly-looking pancake. Just add your favorite fruit or additional powdered sugar as a topping an enjoy your breakfast treat.