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Martabak Manis (Chocolate Cheese Pancake)

Indonesian thick pancake that is sometimes also known as Terang Bulan


  • 250 g flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 300 ml milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 tbsp salted butter melt
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Grated cheese
  • Sweetened condensed milk


  • Mix everything in a bowl but baking soda
  • Strain so no lumps
  • Let rest for 15 mins
  • Meanwhile heat a nonstick pan on low heat
  • Brush with melted butter
  • Once pan is hot, stir in baking soda into batter
  • Pour batter into pan, cook covered for 10 mins until you see pores
  • Sprinkle surface with sugar, cover and cook for another 10 mins
  • Take out pancake, brush with melted butter, sprinkle half with cheese, half with chocolate sprinkles
  • Drizzle condensed milk all over, fold pancake
  • Brush outer pancake with melted butter, slice and serve immediately