Take a stroll down Jalan Alor in Kuala Lumpur and you’ll stumble upon an Apam Balik stand in no time. Apam Balik is a thick, sweet pancake cooked on a massive pancake griddle that is traditionally filled with roasted peanuts, butter, condensed milk, chocolate, and sometimes creamed corn.
It’s one of my favorite street food sweets…..
Apam Balik Recipe (Malaysian Peanut Pancake)
125 grams flour
225 grams sugar
3 grams yeast
3.5 grams baking powder
4 fluid oz water
57 grams butter, melted
160 grams Callebaut chocolate, chopped
130 grams, roasted peanuts, chopped
4 fluid oz sweetened condensed milk
Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl, cover, rest at room temp for 3 hours. The batter will thicken.
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 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.