Dutch Old-Fashioned Poffertjes (Made with Yeast)

This recipe is an old Dutch recipe. It is originally in metric measures (see footnote for metric measures) that are converted here. To bake poffertjes, you need a special poffertjes pan. I have used a blinis' pan, others have used a Danish "aebleskiver"pan or a "donutfactory". Serve with butter and powdered sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • ¾ ounce fresh yeast, crumbled

  • 1 cup milk, divided

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted


  1. Combine yeast with 3 table spoons of luke warm milk in a bowl and allow to dissolve, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine flour and buckwheat flour in a bowl. Add yeast mixture, remaining milk, and water; stir to combine. The batter has to be slightly thick. Stir in melted butter and egg. The batter needs to be luke warm. Cover bowl and set aside in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes.

  3. Heat poffertjes pan and put some oil or butter in there to make sure the poffertjes don't stick to the pan. Put a little batter into each hole. When the top side of the poffertjes are almost dry, turn the poffertjes over to bake the other side. The poffertjes need to be light brown on each side.

Cook's Notes:

The original recipe is in metric measures. If you have a scale, please measure out 125 g flour, 125 g buckwheat flour, 250 ml milk, 250 ml water, 15 g fresh yeast, and 50 g of salted butter.

If you are using unsalted butter, add salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
15g Fat
49g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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