Friday, October 8, 2010

Ban Jian Kueh / Apam Balik (peanut pancake)

Ban Jian Kueh (in Hokkien) or Apam Balik (in Malay) is a very famous snack food in Malaysia. Some make it crispy version and some make it thick version, for me I like the both version.

Ban Jian Kueh/Apam Balik (peanut pancake)


Ban Jian Kueh/Apam Balik (peanut pancake)



Even this recipe could not beat with those selling by outside hawker, but it is not a bad choice if you like to try make it at home. The good thing if you make this at home, you can adjust the filling, I like to add more sweet corn and roasted peanut, but reduce the sugar.

Ban Jian Kueh/Apam Balik (peanut pancake)


Recipe was adapted from Jane's corner with minor changes.

Ban Jian Kueh/Apam Balik (peanut pancake)

Ingredients for batter
100g all purpose flour
100g high protein flour (bread flour)
3/4tsp baking soda
2tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
50g sugar
160ml water
160ml milk
1 egg
40g melted butter
1 tsp alkaline water (optional)

Filling
1 cup of roasted peanuts - grind coarsely
1/2 cup of coarse sugar
1 can of sweet corn

Method:
1.In a large bowl add in all ingredients for batter.
2.Mix ingredients well into smooth batter. Set aside in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
3.Heat up a non-stick pan and very lightly grease it with a bit of oil. Clean off any access oil with a paper towel.
4.Pour batter into the pan and swirl the pan.
5.Sprinkle some peanuts, sugar and sweet corn, pan fry over low flame.
6.Cook until the centre of the pancake is cooked and the edges brown.
7.Remove and fold into half.
8.Serve hot.

Ban Jian Kueh/Apam Balik (peanut pancake)

            Happy Baking !!

45 comments:

Padhu said...

I am hungry now after seeing the pictures

Beau Lotus said...

Yum yum...I like them with red bean paste!

cikmanggis said...

my dear Sonia!nampak sungguh cantik dan pastinya sangat sedap.Saya pasti akan cuba resepi ni:)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I love with lots of peanut fillings, yummy.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sonia, I love munching these everytime I visit any basah malam when I am in KL. Yeah, they usually add too much sugar. Yours still look very good. :) thanks for sharing this recipe.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Sonia, your ban jian kueh still look really good. Don't forget the charcoal stove they use at the store is something that is not available to us... So the difference could be due to that!

annann said...

哗!你做的好美哦!看了都想吃咧!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

哈哈,我也打算近期做这个~~
你的很漂亮喔^^

vrinda said...

Thats a nice twist to pancakes..lov it,must try....

pigpigscorner said...

I like mine with peanut butter!

lena said...

hi sonia, just wondering do you need to cover it during cooking just like how the hawkers did?

Lyndsey said...

Oh my your pancakes are gorgeous! I definitely couldn't beat that! Yummy!

Anncoo said...

I love with full of peanut butter ;DD

Fuat Gencal said...

Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılarımla.

Coraine said...

Wah childhood memories~~!! Very nice~!!

Pete said...

I tried to cook ban jian kueh before but mine a little burnt...he he he!

My Little Space said...

Hmm... the apams look so beautiful and neat. Thanks for the recipe, Sonia. Have a great weekend.
Kristy

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

I love apam balik! It's one of my all-time faves, seriously! But growing up, I've been calling this local snack "jin loong bao" (煎弄包) in Cantonese. What drives me up the wall is that it has so many names, "dai gow min" lar ... Aiyo ... Headache ...

I love mine with lotsa corn, too, more like the Malay version. Both crispy and thick ones are good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

If I live in M'sia, I would just buy it. But living in the US, bor bian, have to make it if I crave for it. :P

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I've tried 2 recipes,and still they are not what I am looking for.
Hard to find a recipe that can replicate the hawkers, if not how they cari makan woh!!
Hahaha.

Anh said...

yummy!! The pancakes look so perfect :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow cool pancake love the flavors and texture enjoy the weekend as well Sonia

Reeni said...

I have never heard of this but it looks insanely good! I have to try it!!

WyYv said...

oh my.. its perfectly baked.. i never imagine this could be bake at home.. well done there :) keep up the good work~ we'll stay tune at ur site for more delicacies~

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

That's a mouth-watering dish. Looks very simple and easy too. Thanks for sharing, Sonia.

http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

Angie's Recipes said...

wow These pancakes look heavenly! I want to make some too.

Jeannie said...

I love this kueh, still buy them from the market for breakfast. They were delicious with a cup of coffee!

Min said...

I like to eat this very much, used to buy from the morning market. I especially love those with a lot of peanuts :)

noobcook said...

wah, looks super professional man ... got me salivating :)~

Barbara said...

Well that's a fascinating recipe, Sonia. Your pancakes are simple perfect. But the surprise was the filling! It sounds delicious!

Cheah said...

Gosh, you can set up stall already, Sonia!

Cooking Gallery said...

Hmmm, those look very good! Look a bit like dorayaki actually! I would love those filled with nutella :).

tigerfish said...

I like the crispy version but I like red bean filling which seems to match thicker pancake better?

Shandy said...

I have never heard if these two fillings together. Your pancakes are making me hungry; YUM!

Cheryl said...

My husband loves this! Thanks for posting, I might try it out soon :)

Honey boy said...

I have been looking for this pancake recipe for long long time! Yours look really good, i will definitely give it try! Thanks for sharing.

Elin said...

Sonia..I normally buy this from the pasar malam :) Yours looks great...your kids surely love them..yummyumm :)

Pam said...

Great recipe! It sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hi,Sonia, what a coincidence, i made these yesterday morning, for the first time, but yours look great, mine doesnt look as appetising as i tried the crispy version ,maybe i didnt leave the batter overnight.

Sem

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

I like the thin version!! your photos is really outstanding! have good lightning..wish I can have natural light/sunlight wholeday like in Msia..

Jane Chew said...

Sonia, this looks really good! I am still waiting to see the post regarding our meeting :)
I am too lazy to write :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thanks for stopping by and love your kind words, appreciate much!

Lena, yes, you can cover it during cooking, it will shorten the cooking time as well. For me, I tried both way, it work pretty good.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Sem, actually I did not leave it overnight too.

petite nyonya said...

this is a true pasar malam delight! fantastic that you can make this at home!!

Maya said...

Wow you are quite the talented cook!!! home made apam balik!

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