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Crispy Apam Balik (Crispy Pancake With Peanut Filling)



Crispy Apam Balik or also known as Crispy Pancakes with peanut filling, is a popular snack in Malaysia. The pancake is typically crispy, lightly sweeten with sugar, peanuts, and cream corn. Well, do try this simple and wonderful snack. 

*This is an updated post with a video cooking guide. (Previously posted on 05/13/09)



Crispy Apam Balik (Crispy Pancake With Peanut Filling)

Ingredients

Batter
200 g All Purpose Flour
100 g Rice Flour
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
100 g Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or Paste (optional)
200 ml Water

Filling
200 g Roasted Peanuts, coarsely ground
100 g Cane Sugar
200 g Can Cream Corn
3 - 4 Tbsp Salted Butter

Method

In a bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, rice flour, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, sugar and water. Wrap the bowl in a plastic wrap and let the batter rest for 2 to 3 hours or overnight in the fridge.

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 3-4 Tbsp batter, evenly coating the pan. Cook for about 1 minute, as the batter sets and forms small bubbles, loosen the edges with a palette knife. Sprinkle some sugar and peanuts on top of the pancake. Continue to cook until the pancake is light golden brown in color, about 4 to 6 minutes. Then top it with 1 tsp of butter and some cream corn. Lift the pancake from the pan, fold into half and serve immediately.

Makes 12 Crispy Apam Balik



Comments

  1. i love this form of pancakes. thanks for the recipe. will definitely try it this weekend

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  2. I tried making this earlier tonight but it turned out to be like dough so I added some water to it. Was water missing from the recipe?

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  3. @Doreen: My mistake, missed out the water. I have amended the post. You should add about 190 to 200 ml of water. Sorry and thanks for the feedback:)

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  4. Great...thanks.
    I added about 7 oz water to the mix. I'm making it tonight so will let you know how it turns out :)

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  5. Batter did out turn out the way it was supposed to be. I wondered if it's because I added to much water to it? I added more water because I thought the batter was still too thick.

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  6. @Doreen: The batter should be fairly thick.

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  7. Should I sieve the batter?

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  8. @Doreen: You don't have to sieve the batter. Just make sure the batter is smooth and free of lumps.

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  9. beautiful post! this reminds me of the hawker stalls that sell the small "pancakes" prepared in cast iron forms. ...I always loved the peanut and red bean ones!

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  10. Thank you so much for posting this! I had these from a hawker stall & had no idea what they were. Now I can make my own to tide me over until I can make it back to Malaysia! :-)

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  11. @Jessica604: I love those too:)

    @taste traveller: You're welcome and do try the recipe.

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  12. I´ve had them this morning for breakfast. Delicious!!!

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  13. oh wow you've made me miss malaysia so much with these ones......they are to die for! can't wait to try this recipe!

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  14. I used to eat these when I lived in Singapore... and this reminds me how great they are. I'll have to make it!

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  15. What in interesting filling, especially with the corn. Love how fluffy and delicate these pancakes are, too.

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  16. hi, i have only baking powder..what is double action baking powder or any alternatives?
    Thks..:))

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  17. @Anonymous: Check out this link for ingredient substitution: http://joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html

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