SUNDAY AFTERNOON HABIT
Many people in Holland has a habit on Sunday afternoon. They take a walk and then go to a pannekoek or poffertjes houses. Both of them are traditional Dutch snacks made from flour, egg, milk and a bit of salt. You can eat them with almost anything as many fantasies as you have, or simply with sugar powder.
Last Sunday I skipped the walk part, just went directly to the poffertjes place in Laren. This is famous place in the area because they exist since 1837. They have only two kind of things on the menu : poffertjes (natural, with rhum, with ginger) and wafel. Many families come here and everytime I was there it was always busy.
The waiters never write your order, they shout to the cooking and the drink counters. Usually in less than 10 minutes, your orders are already on the table.
Smoke of the poffertjes fill up the tent. Group of people comes and goes. Besides the taste of the poffertjes and the crunchy wafels, probably the atmosphere that makes this business survive for more than 170 years. A Sunday afternoon tradition.
Ton of sugar and butter leftover....