Pasted from Deutsche Welle Culture page…
I had a plateful of these yummy little pancakes sitting at an open-air cafe on the main square in Haarlem, Netherlands almost 15 years ago. I still remember that snack and the late evening sun – it was almost 10pm and it looked more like 8 pm-ish in New England.
EUROPE’S SWEET TREATS
Poffertjes are a mini, Dutch-style pancake typically served with powdered sugar and butter. They’re made with flour, eggs and milk, but the secret ingredients are yeast and buckwheat flour which give them a light, spongy texture. You can buy the traditional treats readymade in supermarkets, but when the weather is cold they’re also sold by street vendors who’ll cook them while you wait.