Taste the World - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Martabak

*Official name: Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands  *Motto: "Our developed land" *Capital: West Island *Official Languages: Malay, English *Government: Federal Constitutional Monarchy under the UK *Area: 5.3 sq mi *Population: (2014 estimate) 596 *Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) *Time Zone: CCT *International code: CC (data from Wikipedia)

For Cocos (Keeling) Islands, I made Martabak. Delicious pancakes, folded in half and filled with chocolate and peanuts. A delicious buttery dessert. Addictive and tasty. 

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Martabak

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

METHODS:

1. Combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt, eggs baking powder and water in a bowl. Adjust water amount to make a slightly runny batter and let sit on the counter for 1-3 hours. It will thicken up.

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2. Finely chop the chocolate. Finely chop the peanuts. Grease a nonstick skillet or griddle and cook the batter pancake style (makes 2), flipping once.

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3. When cooked, butter the top. Pour generous amount of sweetened condensed milk over top and sprinkle with chocolate and nuts. Fold in half like a taco. Cut into strips and serve warm.

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