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Friday, 18 July 2014

Kuih Ketayap

So, how do you called this kuih? Kuih Ketayap? Or Kuih Dadar?  Or Kuih Gulung?  Well, actually they are the same but to me, from young I known this kuih is Kuih Ketayap.  

I learnt to make this kuih (or Pandan Crepes with coconut filling) way back when I am still in my Home Science class; well that is probably when I am 13 or 14 years of age.  Wow, and now only I got to make it all over again.  Again, my mum loves to make this kuih but hers, she go for the simple type of crepes but with palm sugar coconut filling too.

Kuih Ketayap (Pandan Crepes With Palm Sugar Coconut Filling)
Recipe sourced from J's Kitchen  with adjustment

For the crepes:
120g plain flour
170ml thin coconut milk or water
150ml pandan juice (I used 5pcs of pandan leaves blended in 150ml water)
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
Oil, to grease

Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl. 

Make a hole in the center. Add egg, coconut milk, and pandan water. Whisk until batter is no longer lumpy. Cover and refrigerate for at least half hour.
Preheat a small nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Grease with butter. Pour 1/4 cup of batter. Swirl to cover base. Cook until crepe starts to pull away from pan. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

To Serve:
Place a crepe on a plate and scoop a spoonful of the coconut filling and roll it up like the spring roll.  

For the filling:
75g fresh grated coconut
75g palm sugar (or brown sugar if you can't get palm sugar)
1 pandan leaf or 1 tsp pandan extract (optional)
50ml water

Heat palm sugar and coconut milk in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat until dissolved.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Press down the dessicated coconut so that it soaks up the sugar mixture. Cook until coconut mixture starts to dry up.

                                I think the best beverage to go with this kuih is "Kopi O'

                              Traditional way is roll up the crepe like spring roll but I am
                              giving it a new facelift by folding it square.  How's that?                        

                            Lazy to make?  No problem; now that there's pasar Ramadhan around, 
                            go and buy some to indulge first.


  1. i call these Mel Mel's kuih! my god.. the little packages... they are soooo petite and cute! i have actually shaft this way belong my baking list.. now you make me want to make these.. just because of your lovely presentation.. oh.. of course, they must be yummy ha.. so first, i feast with me eyes.. then me mouth... i'm doing justice to your bakes :D

  2. Lovely presentation! one of my favourite kuih. But now outside one usually not use the real pandan but use green colouring instead. Have to find one day to make this again.

  3. That's a reminder. I made this in school too but that was long,long ago! Yours look good with the nice pandan colour.

  4. Mel, I love this kuih. The one I used to eat is gulung look like popiah. I am very lazy to make this type of kueh and will take your advise to go out and buy hah..hah..

  5. I love your take on kuih ketayap! It's cool to be square! ^^ made this in school aeons ago too.. and learnt to swirl batter around the pan for the first time.. sure brings back memories! ^^

  6. like a small little pillow..cute! i've been telling myself to go the ramadhan bazaar when they started puasa but still havnt gone yet..want to see what nice food they have :)

  7. Hi Mel, yummy! Could send some of these pretty green parcels by post to me ?

  8. Definitely one of my favourite kuehs. You made yours so beautifully.

  9. One of my favourite kuih which I also made in home science during school days. You've certainly made this crepe into a more interesting shape. Well done Mel!

  10. What a lovely idea! You have wrap your kuih kentayap into a nice green parcel. Wish i can receive one :)

  11. Mel, your wrapping is so creative and sweet,especially the one in rectangular shape!

  12. My favorite kuih too, and it's getting smaller those sold at markets! Your way of folding the kuih sure looks good, reminds me of the durian crepes which are also very popular:)