Dutch Pancakes


Easy Dutch pancakes can be topped with anything you like. This basic recipe is ideal for thin sweet pancakes, served for lunch or as a side dish for soup.

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Dutch pancakes
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-01-21, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 13-01-2023

20 minutes 4 people Lunch
Dutch pancakes


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  • 325 ml full fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 gram all-purpose flour
  • optional: teaspoon custard powder or vanilla extract
  • butter for baking
Dutch pancakes ingredients
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  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • large skillet
  • soup serving spoon
  • silicone spatula

Dutch Pancakes

20 minutes 4 people Lunch

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Combine the egg and milk until you've reached a smooth mixture. Add custard powder or vanilla extract if you're going for sweet pancakes. Gradually add the flour and keep on stirring until the batter is smooth again.

For nice thin pancakes, the batter should be runny. If you want the pancakes to be thicker, you can add some more flour to the batter.  

Dutch pancakes
Dutch pancakes

Finishing the Dutch pancakes -- 15 minutes

Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and add a bit of butter. Don't add too much butter, otherwise the pancakes will be too greasy and butter tends to burn quickly.

Add a soup serving spoon full of batter to the skillet and rotate the skillet so the batter is evenly spread. Wait until the bottom of the pancake is lightly golden and then turn the pancake.

Repeat for the remaining batter. These thin pancakes are a basic recipe, you can top them with powdered sugar or molasses, enjoy!

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