Peanut Pancake Recipe (Apam Balik)

Head to the night market at Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur and you’ll stumble upon an Apam Balik stand in no time. Apam Balik, also know as Terang Bulan and Martha Manis, is a thick, sweet pancake cooked on a massive griddle.  The pancakes are traditionally filled with roasted peanuts, butter, condensed milk, chocolate, and sometimes creamed corn.

It’s one of mine and Karen’s favorite street food sweets…..

Apam Balik by Chef Chris Colburn

Apam Balik Recipe (Malaysian Peanut Pancake)


125 grams flour
225 grams sugar
3 grams yeast
pinch salt
4 eggs
3.5 grams baking powder
120 ml water
57 grams butter, melted
160 grams Callebaut chocolate, chopped
130 grams, roasted peanuts, chopped
120 ml sweetened condensed milk

Apam Balik by Chef Chris Colburn


Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl, cover, and rest at room temp for 3 hours. The batter become thick and will bubble from the yeast.

Spray a nonstick skillet and cook the batter pancake style. When bubbles form around edges, add chocolate and nuts, then cover skillet with lid and cook on low heat until done. Do not flip.

When cooked, pour melted butter and condensed milk on top, then fold in half like a taco. Cut into strips and serve warm.

Apam Balik by Chef Chris Colburn

These things are awesome.

Menikmati !

Kampung Baru Night Market
Kampung Baru night market

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