Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis) is a common street food in Southeast Asia. The pancake is known as different names depending on cultural region. The most common filling is ground peanut and sugar. Other fillings include creamed corn, chocolate rice, grated cheese or coconut etc. are also added. The pancake is cooked until golden brown on the crust and fold into halves.

Chinese Version: 古早味传统曼煎粿(面煎饼)

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis) Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Peanut filling:

  • 100g skinless raw peanut
  • 35g sugar
  • 20g butter

Ingredients for batter: (Yield 400g)

  • 90g all-purpose flour
  • 60g rice flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 140g water
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ tsp baking soda (optional)
 

Instructions:

1 Mix and whisk all ingredients for batter thoroughly until smooth with no visible lumps. Set aside to proof for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

2 Spread the peanuts evenly in single layer on a baking tray. Bake at 170°C/340°F for 16 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool, baking time may vary depending on individual oven.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

3 Grind the roasted peanut with food processor.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

4 Mix ground peanut with 35g granulated sugar. You may adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

 

5 Coat pan with some oil and wipe out with paper towel.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

6 Pour in batter and spread out evenly.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

7 Cover and cook over medium-low heat. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until surface of the pancake is completely cooked.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

8 Spread with a dollop of butter.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

9 Sprinkle evenly with ground peanut filling.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

10 Fold the pancake in half and cut into smaller pieces while warm.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

11 Serve warm and enjoy.

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)