Beastie Week: Pear and Goat Cheese Pannekoeken

Sometimes I like to brag, sometimes I’m soft spoken, and when I’m in holland I eat the pannekoeken.

Even though this is the 4th day of Beastie week, this is actually the 7th recipe I have made inspired by their lyrics! If you want to check out the companion pieces, they are: Cold Soba, Chicken Tikka, and Baked Alaskan.

When I was in high school and first heard ‘Hello Nasty’ I was always intrigued by Mike D’s mention of the mysterious pannekoeken. Any time I knew someone who was traveling to the netherlands I always urged them to try it! But alas, I would call my friends on their return from Amsterdam excitedly asking about pannekoeken, and all they wanted to talk about was coffee shops and the red light district. Weird! I finally had my chance to make it this week and I really loved it. This recipe would be perfect for brunch because of the salty sweet play of the goat cheese, pears, powdered sugar, and thyme.

Pan goes into the cold oven with the butter.

Once the butter melts add the sliced pears and put it back in for a bit.

Pancake batter goes into the hot pan.

Goat cheese on top, then back into the oven. All this cheese gonna make me cry!

It rises like crazy, then falls when you take it out.


This was really tasty! The pears played well with the goat cheese.

Its like a really eggy pancake.

Slightly caramelized pears. mmmmmm.

This lyric comes from one of my top 5 Beastie Boys songs ever:

Pannekoeken batter was 3 eggs, ¾ cup milk, ¾ cup flour. Whisk eggs first, then milk, then slowly add flour. Then I added some thyme and salt. Half stick of butter melted in the pan with 1 pear sliced. In the oven at 450. Then add the batter to the hot pan, top with goat cheese, cook about 25 minutes. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar.


  1. I have a cousin living in Amsterdam and she kept on talking about pannekoeken (weird name huh). They just moved in in Amsterdam last year since he worked in Millionaire Mind Intensive the Netherlands. We can actually try cooking this at home even if we’re outside the city. The pictures so yummy!

  2. Haha, this is just hilarious. It does not look like our dutch pannekoeken at all!!! Pannekoeken are the dutch equivalent of the french Crepes, but then a tiny bit thicker. You put a pan on the stove, put butter in, then the batter , flip it after a minute or so and then it’s ready.

  3. I have made this dish to the delight of my family so many times.
    It was also served to an international guest visiting from
    Switzerland for brunch with a Chardonnay. Everybody asks
    for the recipe, I tell them thanks the Beasties. R.I.P. Adam Horowitz

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