Sunday, September 9, 2012

Martabak Manis: an Indonesian sweet :)

Time to make some Indonesian sweets =) 

I saw these on Sweet Samsations blog and they looked so yummy that I just had to make them ^___^" so had some time last week to give it a go~

I've never tried a real Martabak Manis... So not too sure if I made it right =S but all I can say is that it was quite delicious :) It tasted like a really fluffy pancake ^^" You can be creative with the fillings - not too sure what the traditional ones have as fillings but I had cheese/brown sugar/peanut butter.

Martabak Manis
Recipe adapted from Sweet Samsations

1/2 tbs dried yeast
1 cup warm coconut milk
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs, beated
1 tsp margarine
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp water

  1. Mix yeast with coconut milk in small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes until bubbles form (make sure the milk isn't too hot otherwise you will kill the yeast! ><)
  2. Sift flour, sugar and salt in large bowl.
  3. Add in coconut milk mixture to flour and mix. Allow to rise for 2-3 hours in a warm place (the longer you leave it, the more fluffy/the more it will rise)
  4. Beat eggs with melted margarine. Add baking powder dissolved in water and mix well.
  5. Combine egg mixture with coconut milk mixture, beating for about 30 seconds.
  6. Preheat frying pan with low heat. Grease pan with a little margarine. Pour in batter, cover and cook until you can see bubbles starting to form. (~10 minutes).
  7. Add desired fillings on top. Remove from pan and fold in half immediately. 

Peanut butter filling ^___^"


  1. Hi Dearie! Looks good! I would suggest pouring in more batter though! The pancakes are supposed to be thicker so this recipe should only makes about 1 - 2 martabak manis! hehe.. Great job and thanks so much for trying!!! <3

  2. thanks for the tip =D no wonder they weren't that thick!.. i made around 8-10 XD


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