Photo Source: Mark Hogan

Here is a favorite Dutch dish, Apple and Gouda Cheese Pancakes that my wife just loves that is similar to this kind of dish made at the Pancake Bakery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We never manage to make it as well as they do of course they are a famous Dutch pancake restaurant nearby the Anne Frank house. Don't miss visiting the restaurant if visiting the Netherlands. This is not their recipe, but a nice recipe for similar pancakes to the Apple & Cheese ones they offer.

Recipe Instructions


Makes 4 servings.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • Salt
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 7 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 8 thin slices of Gouda cheese (not the aged, but the young cheese)


  • Place the flour in a mixing bowl with the egg yolks (keep the whites for later)
  • Add in milk and a teaspoon of salt and mix until you get a smooth batter without clumps
  • Let the mixture stand for around 30 minutes
  • Peel the apples and cut the apple without skin into thin slices
  • Beat the egg whites with a bit of salt and pour into the pancake batter
  • Heat some butter or oil in a frying pan
  • Pour about 1/4 inch of the batter into the pan
  • Immediately lay in some apple slices
  • Bake the pancake on each side until a nice light brown
  • Lay two thin slices of Gouda cheese so the pancake is covered and let the cheese heat until it begins to melt
  • Lay some more of the apple slices immediately on top of pancake until they are heated
  • Place the pancake on a plate and sprinkle some of the powdered sugar on top of the pancake
  • Bake the remaining pancakes with the same process and keep the ones that are ready warm by covering them on a place

Serving Instructions:

Serve with butter, additional powdered sugar and maple syrup on the side