The pancake batter is made from a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, baking soda, and milk. If you want to, you can even opt for coconut milk instead of full cream milk to get a creamier taste.
The batter is usually cooked atop a thick round iron frying pan with lots of palm margarine to avoid the batter from sticking to the pan. But if you’d like a healthier option, you could use a nonstick frying pan instead and omit the margarine. The results will be just as good! The most common fillings are crushed peanut granules with sugar with sweetcorn kernels. The pancake is then folded and cut into several pieces.
The texture of Apam Balik can vary depending on the amount of batter and type of pan used. From one that is akin to a crispier form of crumpets to small thin light pancake shells that break when bitten (the latter is usually called Apam Balik Nipis also know as Thin Apam Balik)
There are many ways you can make Apam Balik. You can always mix up the ingredients with other things such as Nutella, Bananas or you could even make it savory by adding cheese. Apam Balik can pretty much go with anything.
Apam Balik is a favorite snack amongst Malaysians and can be found almost everywhere. It would be hard to miss the smell of this sweet pancake wafting through the air. Once you try it, you’ll keep coming back for more.