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Mango Filled Martabak Manis (Sweet Pancake)

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Mango Filled Martabak Manis has a sweet tart mango filling. This popular sweet street food typically has chocolate, peanuts, and even sweetened condensed milk filling.

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Mango Filled Martabak Manis has a sweet tart mango filling.  This popular sweet street food typically has chocolate, peanuts, and even sweetened condensed milk filling. #SpringSweetsWeek

I know. You’re like, “Marta what?” Martabak manis is an Indonesia street food. And very delicious one, I might add. I couldn’t stop myself from nibbling on this as I simmered the mango puree. It’s so delicious and I will most definitely make this again. And filling it with more traditional flavors.

What is martabak manis?

Martabak manis is a thick pancake filled with a range of ingredients. Some recipes are more egg based and some are savorier. These probably don’t have the manis after them because manis means sweet in Indonesian. The more savory versions would just be martabak.

Mango Filled Martabak Manis has a sweet tart mango filling.  This popular sweet street food typically has chocolate, peanuts, and even sweetened condensed milk filling. #SpringSweetsWeek

The more egg based martabak are called martabak telur. Telur being egg in Indonesian. These have meats and green onions in them, typically. The dough might be a bit more bread like than the batter in this sweet version. It’s like a large egg roll wrapper, folded and filled with meat and veggies, and cut into squares. I’m totally drooling. I love egg rolls.

Martabak manis is very prominent in Indonesia. It consists of an egg heavy pancake style batter. Except this batter is yeast based and very similar to crumpets. At least that’s the way I see it in my head. And very similar to the way crumpets are cooked, too.

Mango Filled Martabak Manis has a sweet tart mango filling.  This popular sweet street food typically has chocolate, peanuts, and even sweetened condensed milk filling. #SpringSweetsWeek

Except, imagine the crumpets stacked on top of each other and filled with deliciously sweet ingredients. The typical fillings are chocolate or chocolate sprinkles, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and even Western ingredients like Kit Kats, Ovaltine, and Nutella.

How do you make Mango Filled Martabak Manis?

First, I prepare the batter. It needs to sit on the counter at least one hour. Two is better, but one will do. The batter needs to proof and create the glutenous structure that makes the martabak manus picturesque. It’s a simple batter very much like a crumpet. In fact, it really reminds me of a crumpet when all is said and done.

Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a popular street food from Indonesia.  Typically filled with chocolate or peanuts, this one has a sweet and sour mango filling.  #SpringSweetsWeek

Next, I prepare the mango. I know. It’s a fruit that not many know how to efficiently prepare. For me, I find the stem end and start cutting down each side of the seed. There is no way to tell exactly where the seed is. I sort of take my knife, cut to the left of the stem end, and let the knife guide me. It will tell when I’m too close to the seed by the resistance the knife will get when you’re cutting.

When you have the seed removed, then it’s time to grab a glass and peel the mango. Yes. I said grab and glass and peel the mango. Take the mango and place the edge of the mango peel on the edge of a glass and press the peel against the glass to remove the meat from the peel. For it, it is the most efficient way to peel as much meet from the mango as possible.

Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a popular street food from Indonesia.  Typically filled with chocolate or peanuts, this one has a sweet and sour mango filling.  #SpringSweetsWeek

Of course, if it’s a little hard you can easily grab a peeler and use that. If the mango is ripe, then the glass method is the best. If your mango is a little hard, you might want a little more sugar. Just be sure to taste and see if it’s tart or sweet. It could be hard and not be tart. That’s happened to me before. That just means you need to cook it a little longer for it to soften.

How do you cook martabak manis?

You’re going to need a good nonstick pan. One that is at least 1 1/2 inches deep. I made this recipe twice. The first time I didn’t have the pan hot enough. The second cook of the second batch I had the pan too hot. Stick with a medium heat. Don’t get impatient like I did. And don’t doubt the process. It needs to cook on medium for a few minutes.

Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a sweet pancake like street food popular in Indonesia.  #SpringSweetsWeek

You can see from some of the photos that I cooked the bottom martabak a little longer than I should have. I was impatient. I didn’t think the pan was hot enough. You must be patient with this recipe. It’s definitely worth it! So, keep the temperature at medium and just wait until it’s lightly browned on the bottom. Then cover and cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes to cook the top. No. You don’t flip this over like a pancake, crumpet, or even an English muffin.

When it’s cooked properly, it’s slightly spongy in texture like a crumpet. It has a honeycomb like texture like a crumpet, too. Martabak holds pockets of butter and filling like a boss. I couldn’t resist spreading it with butter and snacking on it. So so good. Even if you don’t have mango, just spread it with some butter and you’re good. It’s that delicious!

Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a sweet pancake like street food popular in Indonesia.  #SpringSweetsWeek

What does mango filled martabak manis taste like?

Absolutely delicious! I had a hard time not snacking my way through this whole recipe. The pancake itself is lightly sweet with a richness similar to an artisanal bread. Spread with a little butter and it is perfectly delicious. Spread with this mango filling, it’s rich with a sweet tart middle. The mango is a perfect complement to the spongy martabak.

Honestly, I didn’t add any color to that mango puree. It is that bright and yellow. And the flavor is that bright and delicious! Mine needed a little more sugar than I hoped, but not too much. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and sour because the mangoes weren’t perfectly ripe. I could have waited but didn’t. They did have perfect mango flavor, though. No complaints there.

Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a sweet pancake like street food popular in Indonesia.  #SpringSweetsWeek

You can see how thick the mango filling it. It’s sits on top of the marabak manis like a boss. And you can see how light and airy the martabak pancake is. Those lines and holes are from letting the batter sit on the counter at least 2 hours. I think one batch sat for 3 because I forgot to set at timer. Oops. It didn’t hurt anything and made the texture airier and more delicious.

I am definitely making martabaka manis again. Maybe I will make mango filled martabak manis or maybe I will fill it with more traditional fillings like chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, or fried peanuts. Or even try the sesame seeds and butter. That would be good, too. Or just eat it topped with some butter and maybe a little maple syrup and eat it like a pancake.

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Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a popular street food from Indonesia.  Typically filled with chocolate or peanuts, this one has a sweet and sour mango filling.  #SpringSweetsWeek

Mango Filled Martabak Manis is a sweet pancake like street food popular in Indonesia. #SpringSweetsWeek
Yield: 9

Mango Filled Martabak Manis (Sweet Pancake)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Mango Filled Martabak Manis has a sweet tart mango filling. This popular sweet street food typically has chocolate, peanuts, and even sweetened condensed milk filling.

Ingredients

For the martabak manis pancake:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the mango filling:

  • 2 cups chopped mango
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar based on the sweetness of the mango

Instructions

To make the filling:

  1. Combine the mango with the lime juice and sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the mango is soft.
  3. Use a hand blender (or put in a blender) and process until smooth.
  4. Return to the pan and simmer on low heat until thickened.
  5. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to serve the martabaka manis.

To make the martabak manis:

  1. Combine the flour with the warm milk, yeast, and sugar.
  2. Let the flour mixture rest until frothy.
  3. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the salt.
  4. Cover the bowl with a clean linen towel and let sit for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat a 9 inch nonstick skillet over medium low heat.
  6. Combine the baking powder with the water and stir into the flour mixture.
  7. Pour half the batter into the skillet and cook until lightly browned on the bottom and the top is bubbly.
  8. Cover the pan and cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until the pancake springs back when touched.
  9. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining batter.
  10. Spread the mango filling on top of one of the pancakes and top with the second pancake.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 44mgSodium 350mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 6g

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22 Comments

  1. Still working on conquering yeast and this looks like the perfect way to do that! Love the texture on the cake and how bright and cheerful the filling is!

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