"De Poffert" De Poffert by nighthawk

De Poffert Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 6 photos

Just west of our village Hoogkerk, at the borders of the Hoendiep canal, is a township called 'De Poffert', after an inn that once used to be here.
Poffert is a bread-like sponge cake, local meal eaten a lot in the old days.

'Pannekoek' (pancake) was the name of another inn, now only a farm with that name reminds us of the old days.

Even further back in time: there were two other inns named after local dishes: 'De Meelpuil' (oat bag, youghurt put in a clean towel above a pot and then left to drip thru the cloth) and 'De Oliebol' (oil-dumpling).

In fall time, when the sugar beets were brougth to the factory by boat, the shippers had to wait till their boat was unloaded. They often ordered these dishes.

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  • In a nutshell:Great for cycling through ... living here is a whole other piece of cake (or something hehe)
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2004
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