Javanese ‘Valentine’ pancakes

569-javaanse-flensjesThese are Javanese pancakes made with coconut milk instead of regular milk and Javanese sugar (gula jawa) instead of regular sugar. It’s just a super simple recipe for pancakes Asian style! I love gula jawa so let’s get started.

I use my heartshape cake tin to make these cute Valentine hearts ;-).

This recipe makes enough for 2 people, and is ready in 20 minutes.

Javanese pancakes (# 569) translated from Beb Vuyk’s Groot Indonesisch kookboek, page 443.


For the batter:
75g self-raising flour
2 1/2 dl thick santen (coconut milk)
1 egg

Javanese sugar
coconut flour (grated coconut)

Make with these ingredients regular pancakes. Bake pancakes slightly thicker than the Dutch pancakes. Grate Javanese sugar over them and roll them up or fill them with a mixture of coconut flour and sugar.


Simple: we just have to bake pancakes, but with slightly different ingredients. Because the recipe states to use self-rising flour the pancakes will be slightly thicker. Nice!

I use ordinary coconut milk from the supermarket. That works fine.

I get Javanese sugar from my local Asian store. You can also get ‘gula jawa’ in blocks and then grate them over the pancakes.


Because the batter doesn’t need much flour, I just throw all the ingredients in a bowl and start whisking it into a smooth batter. The lumbs go away quickly.


You see, nice ans smooth. ?


I have a great baking tin in the cupboard in the shape of a heart. I bake my Javanese pancakes inside it. Looks so sweet.


Beb sprinkles grated coconut and Javanese sugar on top and rolls up the pancake. Sounds great. But today I just add some sugar and sprinkle some leftover coconut milk on top. The pancakes are so sweet, tender and creamy in taste. I love it. This is the best cold winter lunch recipe. Selamat makan!

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