14th January 2014

A Dutch treat – pancakes

By MaitreMarcel

I know this blog is about French cuisine, but I remain a Dutchman living in France so sometimes I serve something plain from my home country.

Pancakes is one of those dishes. France is well-known for its crêpes, thin pancakes of flour or buckwheat and eaten plain, with sugar or in more complicated combinations. The local crêperie here lists dozens of varieties, in the savoury and sweet versions.

In the Netherlands, a pancake is as thick as an omelette. You can add bacon, apple, raisins and all kinds of things. Plain with sugar, syrup, jams. You can roll them up when thin and carve them like a pizza (with a knife and fork) for the thicker ones.