So Dutch pannenkoeken can be a bit jarring for the American taste bud. Dutch pannenkoeken may be sweet. Or savory. They are not fluffy. They are not breakfast. And they're big enough to wrap around your face. But as long as you don't eat one expecting a Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast, you can still appreciate a Dutch pannenkoek.
Mark was away at a conference last week, so I decided to treat Little Man and myself with a trip to the pannenkoekenrestaurant for lunch on the half day of school. He's a fan of pannenkoek with powdered sugar (or more accurately, powdered sugar with a side of pannenkoek) and I'm a fan of not cooking and cleaning my own dishes.
The pannenkoekenrestaurant opens in time for lunch and closes mid-evening - again, this isn't for breakfast - and offers an overwhelming number of ingredient combinations for your dinner plate-sized pancake. There are so many options on a typical pannenkoekenrestaurant menu that you give the server the identification number of the pannenkoek you want to each - which can reach to over 900 identification numbers. Luckily, we both knew what we wanted going in, so ordering was fast.
And, per usual, we were happy with our choices. The pannenkoeken are fairly difficult to screw up - you can only do so by burning one and the combination options are all tried and true, so unless you order something you don't actually like, the flavors all make sense. They're so easy to make you can easily do so yourself at home with this simple recipe. But like I said, I like not having to make the mess and clean up after myself.
Have you had pannenkoeken? What did you think?