Martabak Manis

Sweet Pancake

Based on 9 ratings

75

min

Preparation

20

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

2

Steps

10

Ingredients

A sweet Indonesian pancake, terang bulan, also known as mee chiang kueh in Singapore and Malaysia, is a street food that can be stuffed with various fillings of your choice.

Let's start cooking!

Martabak batter

Step 1 - Mix martabak batter

  • In a large bowl, add flour, water, eggs, sugar, yeast, baking powder, baking soda, ½ tsp salt, melted butter and milk powder, and whisk until well combined.
  • Set aside for 1 hour to rest.
The “manis” in martabak manis means “sweet”. This refers to the sweet toppings used in this dish, as compared to the traditional martabak which uses savory ingredients, like meat, onions and spices.
Sugar sprinkled on cooked martabak

Step 2 - Cook martabak

  • In a thick non-stick frying pan on low heat, add 1 ladle of batter and spread it out evenly.
  • Once it’s bubbling, sprinkle 1 tsp sugar and close with lid until fully cooked. This takes about 8 minutes.
    A popular and indulgent choice of toppings for martabak manis in Indonesia includes chocolate, condensed milk, butter and shredded cheese - give it a go!

Assemble and serve!

Sweet Indonesian pancake with butter

Place on a plate or cutting board, brush the martabak with butter, and sprinkle toppings of your choice. Cut and serve hot!

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