Poffertjes are not hard to prepare but a special poffertjes pan is needed. This is a special cast-iron or copper pan also available in aluminium with teflon-coating with several shallow indentations in the bottom. In large restaurants, special plates are often used to prepare poffertjes. Restaurant chefs are quite skilled in turning the almost baked poffertjes with a fork.
Poffertjes being baked in a special cast-iron pan.
420 g of self-raising flour
1 litre milk
pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla essence
Dissolve the yeast in some milk.
Put the flour through a sieve, make a small hole in the middle of flour and pour the milk with yeast into it.
Starting in the center add the remainder of the milk, meanwhile whirling the batter. Finally add the egg.
Put the batter away for 30 minutes.
Place the pan on the stove and grease the pan with butter when it's hot. Add a little bit of batter to each hollow, only filling them half way.
Just before the topside of the poffertje is completely dry, turn it over. It should let go easily. Wait till the other side also has a nice golden brown color.
Put them on a plate and dust them with the powdered sugar, till they are completely covered with sugar, and put a small piece of butter on top, this should melt.