Poffertjes (pancakes)

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The street market at Albert Cuyp, Amsterdams largest open air market has many really cool finds: fish, vegetables, fabrics, clothing, antiques and Dutch and ethnic street food (my favorite!!). This is the first time I’ve had proferrtjes; puffy little pancakes served piping hot off the griddle. The vendor Andre makes them at lightening speed, pouring the batter into little (perfectly seasoned) cast-iron divets, turning them then picking them up with a fork eight at at time. Awaiting the hot little heaven-cakes is a large slab of Dutch butter. As Andre says, “you think we have amazing cheese? The butter is just as good.” Yikes, that’s all my butter-loving mom, Rose, needed to hear.

A little powdered sugar and you are good to go. When I asked if we could get a few less in our order, andre promised he’d return our money if we didn’t eat the whole thing. Now there is a confident cook! We helplessly ate them all, natch!


  • Phyllis October 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm


    Tell Hallmark to bring back Mad Hungry with all new episodes.


  • Tara October 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm


    What a wonderful trip. Please let us know when you hear from the Hallmark Channel. We want you back on.


  • Max October 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hey Mad Hungry Lovers,

    I don’t have Facebook, so can someone post this connection to the Hallmark Channel?


    We must get this show back on.


  • Kenneth October 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I miss my daily dose of Mad Hungry. I’m calling the Hallmark Channel to tell them. I miss the daily recipes. Great stuff on former MH guests John Contratti’s site. It’s getting me through.


    Let’s get Mad Hungry back on so Lucinda and Mr. C. can cook more great food together.


  • Pat October 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I hope all Facebook people are sending out messages to save MAD HUNGRY.


  • Della October 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I miss seeing MH each day. The new shows are horrible. Bring back Mad Hungry, Hallmark Channel. Everyone email.


  • Raymond October 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Mad Hungry, All viewers must contact the Hallmark Channel, over and over again. We want all new episodes, now.


  • NELDA PURDON October 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

    That looks like it is worth every calorie!

  • NELDA PURDON October 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Hello Ma Hungry friends! I keep reading comment after comment about people being upset with the Hallmark Channel USA for taking Mad Hungry off the air! Join me and contact them daily telling them you want Lucinda back on the air along with new episodes!

  • frederique jennette October 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I sure miss seeing your program but I am DELIGHTED
    to read you are visiting my little country and tasting the delicious poffertjes, speculaas, rijsttafel and other goodies!! Try the “huzarensla”!
    Have a great trip!

  • Viola October 10, 2012 at 6:22 am
  • Lynn Brettingen October 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I am a nurse. Every day, my patient and I watched Mad Hungry for new recipe ideas, especially during Holiday time. Please bring it back. She doesn’t like 2-3 hours of stifling interviews that is currently showing. It needs to keep her interest. The present shows don’t do that. Thanks much for listening to us.

  • Helen October 14, 2012 at 8:08 am


    Contact Hallmark and tell them to bring back Mad Hungry.

  • DaCraftyLady October 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Bring back Mad Hungry….I miss that show so much, the new shows are awful….we need to be heard!!!

  • Brenda Jolly October 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I am a Transit driver. Recently i had surgery on my knee and was out of work for 3 months. Started watching Mad Hungry for the first time and i got to tell you, i was hooked. I have printed so many new recipies for my family, i had to put them together in a spirol notebook so they would be handy to use in the kitchen. I have tried several
    recipies already, and i have never bought so many diferant kinds of cooking oils and cooking wines.
    I love to cook, just tired of the same things. Mad Hungry as inspired me to cook so many diffrent recipies:
    Thanks Mad Hungry, love your show. I’m back to work and i miss the show very much. please bring
    back new shows, God Bless the cook!!!!!!!!

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