Name: PoffertjesNW, which is owned by Lynden residents Brandon and Greta Honcoop.
Side note: I'm getting ready to savor my small plate of poffertjes at the Northwest Raspberry Festival in July when the woman sitting across from me at the community table sighs and says happily, "I wait for these all year."
What are poffertjes (pronounced poff-er-jess)? They're traditional Dutch treats that are usually served as an afternoon snack.
"It's actually a fairly simple treat," Brandon Honcoop said.
They're described as being like mini Dutch pancakes. I liken them to small pillows of yumminess. And they're worth the wait because the Honcoops serve them at just a few events a year.
Quick bite: The Honcoops use a whole-wheat batter flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and a few other spices. The batter is squirted into a poffertje griddle that has small holes in it.
When the poffertjes are done, powdered sugar is sprinkled on top along with a squirt of sweet, buttered custard.
Because they were at the raspberry festival in July, the Honcoops also topped them with raspberry puree.
They were puffy and light. Swirled in the velvety buttered custard with touches of raspberry puree, each bite was sweet and rich and smacked of the fruity goodness of Whatcom County's largest berry crop.
About that griddle... The story is that it was shipped from Amsterdam to Vancouver, B.C., for the 1986 Expo and somehow ended up in the basement of Lynden's Dutch Bakery - and forgotten for a time.
Honcoop, 30, helped the previous business owners as they made and sold the poffertjes starting in high school. He bought the business from Ross Black about eight years ago.
Location: These are limited-edition treats. The Honcoops sell their poffertjes about four times a year at festivals in Whatcom County and at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.
The fair runs Monday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 16, this year.
Look for PoffertjesNW in its usual place at the fair, on the back side of the 4-H Building and Exhibit Building near Gate 1 at the fair.
Extra serving: If you can't get to the fair, you can find the Honcoops serving up their poffertjes at the Saturday, Dec. 6, Lighted Christmas Parade in Lynden. PoffertjesNW, which has a Facebook page, usually can be found at Blaine's Old Fashioned Fourth of July and the Northwest Raspberry Festival in Lynden as well.
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