Frugal Friday: Pannekoekens

pannekoeken-all_sign1Pannekoeken Huis restaurants gained popularity in the Twin Cities when I was in high school. A visit was not only a treat, but also an event. These delicious Dutch pancakes were individually made to order. When they were perfectly baked and risen, the waitress complete in traditional Dutch dress would run them to your table with shouts of: “Pannekoeken, pannekoeken!” in an attempt to arrive before the pannekoekens fell. Dining was an entertaining experience, but eating those amazing pannekoekens was divine – Mmmmmmm!

The chain of restaurants came and went, but the fond memories remain. Somewhere along the way, I was able to get a recipe for these Dutch wonders and have been making them for my little sweeties for years. (no, I don’t run around shouting, “Pannekoeken, pannekoeken!”)100_0171

A few years ago, I discovered that a few Pannekoeken Huis’ had reopened. My sons absolutely love Dutch pancakes so we took our them for a birthday treat. Alas, some things are better remembered. The pannekoekens were smaller, not as tasty and at about $8 a piece – expensive! 

Let’s see the ingredients for 6 pannekoekens is: 3 cups of flour, 3 cups of milk, a dozen eggs, 6 tablespoons butter = cheaper than one $8 Dutch pancake

Gourmet, international breakfast at home – now that’s frugal! Happy Frugal Friday!!P1010086Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 100:1

Looking for more, try http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/07/frugal-friday-making-most-of-in-season.html

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3 Responses to “Frugal Friday: Pannekoekens”

  1. Do you bake your pannekoeken in the oven? I grew up in Holland and I have never heard of anyone baking them in the oven, we always fry them in a skillet… Not critisizing, just hadn’t heard of anyone ever doing it that way before.

    • Michelle,
      I do bake in the oven at a very high temperature. When I had a convection oven, I was able to bake 4 at a time which fed my hungry birdies faster. Love to hear back from you on more details regarding the traditional methods!
      Thanks for your post,
      ~Jane

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