Monday, September 19, 2011

Apam Balik / Peanut Pancake


Apam Balik is a type of pancake which i believe many of us like eating too. It is one of the more popular local delicacies one can find here, in coffee shops or just by the road side. There are two types of apam balik, one is the thin and crispy type like the one i'm making now and another one is the thick and slighty chewy type. I like both. There are many types of fillings you can find, some with grounded peanuts, sweet creamy corn , coconut, kaya, etc. I made these using a non stick pan on a gas stove. Unlike the vendors who used those copper pans and cover them while cooking, i did not cover them, i find them get burnt easily so i left it uncovered all through. I used a 24cm non stick pan and got 6 pieces out of this recipe. This is very nice but the pancakes do not stay crispy for long. I couldnt finish 6 pancakes at one time, i put the leftover 2 pieces back in the oven and reheat them for about several minutes. Yeah, it went crispy again.




Recipe ( from Chinese Desserts book )
Ingredients A
100gm plain flour
150ml water
1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar

Ingredients B
100gm plain flour
100gm high protein flour
1 egg
1 cup water
50gm sugar
1/3 tsp baking powder

Fillings
some grounded peanut + sugar

Method:
1. Mix all ingredients A and let it prove for 1 hour.
2. Mix all ingredients B and add in mixture from (1) and mix well.  Let it prove for another 45 minutes.
3. Grease a frying pan. Pour in some batter. Cook until golden brown. ( i flipped over one side of the pancake to check) . Add the filling and remove from pan.

I'm submitting this to Malaysian Muhibbah Monday Event hosted by Shaz

43 comments:

  1. Now I think I would really enjoy these, I hate peanut butter but ground peanuts..... Mmmmmmm Diane

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  2. In Hokkien we usually called them 'ban chang kueh' and its Bananaz favorite especially to add corn. The other apam balik are those whitish ones normally with added bananas love them too.

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  3. I like this apam balik.I like the combination of ground peanut with sweet corn.

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  4. Lena, you are so hardworking. You can get this so easily back home but yet you still make this. I actually like the thick kind.

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  5. I don't understand how as a pancake junkie (love love love them) I have never heard of this type of pancake. It looks perfect for me and my family. Like my son would have a fit over it- especially with the PB. Don't be surprised if you see a shout out to you on this recipe on myblog soon! It is a must try

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  6. Wow..you make it sound so easy to make. Have KIV this ! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. gosh..did u do these!! *speechless with an admired look* hahhaaa...

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  8. wow, your apam balik looks so nice and delicious.

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  9. I love peanut pancake especially with those moist peanut filling in it:D

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  10. I love this Peanut Pancake it makes me think of the Ban Jian Kueh I used to eat :)

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  11. This looks so good, yes I would like it crispy too. Good to know how to crisp them up again. Funny we did both post pancakes. What is high protien flour?

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    1. High protein flour is usually referring to bread flour which has 12% protein as compared to plain flour which has about 10% protein.

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  12. We used to call that "Min Jiang Kuih"

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  13. What I wouldn’t give for a couple of those right now! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!
    USMasala

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  14. Lena, thanks for dropping by my blog. Wah! You are a black belt in cooking eh! I wanna try your Fried Sweet Potato Balls. Al your cooking and baking look terrificly beautiful and yummy.

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  15. Oh I love this! Just had it two days ago. Do you need a special pan to make it crispy?

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  16. One delicious dessert you can get easily here but nothing beats homemade food huh? Yours look so like the ones sold outside:D

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  17. Looks better than the vendors'! I am not a fan of peanut pancake but my kids and hubby love it. I would usually tapau for them from the market. They like the chewy ones. I know that they would be smiling from ear to ear if I make these! :)

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  18. yours look so crisp and evenly browned! it's been ages since i have these, yum!

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  19. spare one for me please...i go make a cup of Teh Tarik :)

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  20. Oh dear... how did u manage to make it so thin! Can start your own biz venture liao!;D

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  21. My favourite type of snack!oh how delicious it is! I just hope i could have one piece from you,luckily i have your recipe now.
    So kind of you to sharing this recipe with us...muak...muak...^^!

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  22. I love this but I think your version is the thin and crispy. I actually like the thicker and chewy ones, heehee. Yes ground peanuts has got to be my favorite and this is one of those snacks I grew up eating...very warm & nostalgic. 

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  23. These pancakes sound so good, I think I would like them for breakfast - what a great start to the day - delicious!
    Mary

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  24. I tried a few recipes before, and so far non got the result I wanted.
    I wanted the thick type, soft and chewy with no lye water smell.
    Your crispy version looks good :)

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  25. you just reminded me to make them soon! i love it and having made it before, i can't believe how easy it is to make them too :D

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  26. aaah Lena this look delicious!! gloria

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  27. hi klena, yoiur apam balik sure looks crispy and full of nuts.. its not easy to make this actually- but you did it so easily :)
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  28. hi all, thanks for dropping by here and leaving a comment.

    @ Gert : yeah, can get it easily but what to do..so tempted to try this at home, hope this will benefit those who are staying elsewhere who are unable to get these..:)

    @ Lyndsey: hi protein flour is high gluten flour or bread flour.

    @ Sheoh Yan: thanks for dropping by. No, no black belt..just a passion. Hope you will the sweet potatoes balls too.

    @ edith: no special pan..i just used the normal non stick frying pan.

    @ alice law: haha! selling apam..tough job leh..must face the heated pan all the time..ha!

    @wendy: me too..i also want to try out the thick type of pancakes

    @wan: thank you!! will drop by your blog and let you know.

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  29. Thos look so good! A wonderful snack.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  30. Wow,, this is my fave .. You have great recipe here. thx for sharing.. and thx for stopping by my page.. Love your page too.. Nice to Know U Lena.. *_*

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  31. Hi Lena, I have not eaten these can't remember when.
    I love it. No problems finish off 3 pieces, ha ha.
    Your this creation really fantastic.....

    You should take up food photography. You bring pics of your food alive!
    Yours is one of the best food pics I've seen so far....
    For clarity, depth, angle and vivid colours.
    Outstanding, Lena.
    Very good close-up shots!
    Have a nice day.
    Lee.

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  32. So rajin...looks so beautiful with crispy edges...
    I love apom balik :D

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  33. This is another of my all time favourite. I always eat the thick soft ones. I don;t think I have tried the thin crispy types. Yours look very thin, crispy and delicious. But looks like long process to make. I think I will wait to go to visit you and then you make for me :P

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  34. Oh this is always a favourite to buy in pasar malam. This is my mother favourite, each time my father has a pasar trip he will buy this although mama never requested it. I never realised the meaning of this when I was a child. But apam balik is how my father express his love to my mother I guess since sometime Asian man don't express love with words;-). Am I being romantic today. You have many good post of Malaysia favourite food this month Lena. I really enjoyed it, brings back many wonderful memories.

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  35. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesSeptember 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Wow, my favourite. Yours look good.

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  36. I love this! Esp the thin and crispy one. There is a vesion in KL that I love! It has coconut and creamed corn + peanuts in it!

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  37. Lena, I never had these pancakes, and from the pictures and description of this treats I know that I've been missing a lot ;-)
    Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you for sharing such a nice recipe!

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  38. m not a fan of apam balik but my 2 boys r..urs looks thin n crispy just like the one they eat...put in d list 1st! hehe..thanx for sharing lena...

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  39. Oooo...I'm bookmarking this down. I've been looking all over for some good apam balik recipe but have yet found it. Now...this one looks really really good. Thanks for sharing. ((hugs))
    Kristy

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  40. This recipe is awesome with a good black coffe, give it a try.

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  41. Hi Lena, I was drooling when I saw your masterpiece. Trying to make for my kids and hubby today. May I know what is your 1 cup of water (in ml)? thank you...

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