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

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

What is Apam Balik (apong balik)?

Apam balik (apong balik) is a traditional Malaysian and Singapore dish, also know as “terang bulan” in Malay. The name translates literally as “back-to-front” or “reverse”, probably relating to the fact that the batter is poured back into the frying pan, and flipped over onto itself.

This traditional pancake is originally shaped into a spiral resembling a snail shell and is served with generous amounts of diced peanut, sugar, and sometimes creamed corn.

A traditional local kueh with a unique flavour. It’s a bit sweet and a little bit salty. It’s nice and chewy texture, with crunchy peanuts inside.

Chinese Version: 古早味传统曼煎粿(面煎饼)

 

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

Ingredients:

Peanut filling:

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

Ingredients for batter: (Yield 400g)

  • 90 g all-purpose flour
  • 60 g rice flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 140 g 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 35 g 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, preheat pan.

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, easy crispy Apam Balik. (Malaysian peanut pancake turnover)

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

Peanut Pancake Recipe (Resipi Apam Balik)

This traditional Apam Balik pancake is originally shaped into a spiral resembling a snail shell and is served with generous amounts of diced peanut, sugar, and sometimes creamed corn.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Proofing Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Chinese, Southeast Asia
Servings 4 servings
Calories 328 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 20-cm/8-inch Non-stick pan

Ingredients
 
 

Peanut filling:

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

Ingredients for batter: (Yield 400g)

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

Instructions
 

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Grind the roasted peanut with food processor.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)
  • Mix ground peanut with 35 g granulated sugar. You may adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)
  • Coat pan with some oil and wipe out with paper towel, preheat pan.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)
  • Pour in batter and spread out evenly.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)
  • 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)
  • Spread with a dollop of butter.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)
  • Sprinkle evenly with ground peanut filling.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)
  • Fold the pancake in half and cut into smaller pieces while warm.
    Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik, Martabak Manis)

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Notes

This recipe yields 2 pieces of pancake, fold each into half and cut each into 2 to yields 4 serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 10gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 169mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 2mg
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