To make martabak manis, you will need the following ingredients:
– 250 grams of all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon of instant yeast
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt
– 350 milliliters of warm water
– Vegetable oil for frying
For the filling:
– Chocolate sprinkles
– Crushed peanuts
– Condensed milk
To start, combine the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix them well using a whisk or spoon. Slowly add the warm water while continuously stirring the mixture until it becomes smooth and well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest for about an hour to allow the batter to rise.
Once the batter has rested and doubled in size, heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat. Grease it lightly with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
Pour around 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and spread it evenly using circular motions to form a thin layer. Cook it for about 1 minute until small bubbles start to form on top.
Now comes the fun part – adding your desired fillings! Sprinkle chocolate sprinkles and crushed peanuts generously onto one half of the pancake while it’s still cooking.
Gently fold over the other half of the pancake to cover the fillings. Press down lightly using a spatula or your hand to ensure that everything sticks together.
Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the pancake is golden brown and crispy on both sides. Remove it from the pan and place it on a cutting board.
Using a sharp knife, cut the martabak manis into bite-sized pieces. Drizzle some condensed milk over the top to add a touch of sweetness.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter and fillings until you have made all of your martabak manis.
Martabak manis is best served warm and can be enjoyed as it is or with a cup of hot tea or coffee. It can also be customized by adding other fillings such as cheese, Nutella, or even fruits like bananas or strawberries.
Making martabak manis at home allows you to experiment with different fillings and create your own unique flavor combinations. So why not give it a try? Gather the ingredients, follow the steps, and indulge in this delightful Indonesian sweet pancake in the comfort of your own kitchen.