Apam Balik Recipe

Pancakes filled with peanuts and sugar

This is a thicker version of Apam Balik or pancakes filled with peanuts and sugar. The edges of the pancakes are crispy, and the middle is softer. These street-snacks are popular in Malaysia and Singapore.

This recipe is courtesy of SeaSaltWithFood.com


For the Batter

  • 1 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Instant Yeast
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Cane Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water

For the Filling

  • 2 Cups Roasted Peanuts, coarsely ground
  • 1/2 Cup Cane Sugar


For the Batter

In a bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking soda, instant yeast, egg, sugar, and water. Wrap the bowl and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight

For the Filling

Lightly oil a small non-stick pan or a crepe pan (about 5 - 6 inches diameter) over a moderate heat. When the pan is hot, add about 1/2 cup of batter, evenly coating the pan. Cook for about 1 minute until the batter sets and form small bubbles. Sprinkle some sugar evenly and cover with a lid. Cook for another minute. Then sprinkle some ground peanuts on top of the pancake. Continue to cook until the pancake is light golden brown in color. Loosen the edges with a palette knife.Fold the pancake into half, and transfer it onto a plate. Slice into 2 or 3 pieces and serve warm.


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