• Serves 6 people
  • 500 g flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 120 g sugar

  • 1 tsp yeast

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 20 g butter, melted

  • 20 g milk powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 600 ml water


  • 2 tsp sweet condensed milk (Optional topping)

  • 2 tsp sugar (optional topping)

  • 2 tsp chocolate sprinkle (optional topping)


  • 2 tsp shredded cheddar cheese (optional topping)

Recipe Courtesy of Asian Food Network

Murtabak Manis

Get ready for those calories because you will definitely sink your teeth into this traditional Indonesian dessert. A sweet treat, the Martabak Manis can be described as a hefty “pancake” pie –a thick pastry enveloping a filling of your choosing! Try it the local way and have it filled with chocolate, condensed milk, butter and shredded cheese.
  • Easy
  • 25 min
  • 75 min
  • 15 min
  • 2 steps
  • 16 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 2 steps
  • 16 Ingredients
  • 25 min
  • 75 min
  • 15 min


  1. Mix martabak batter

    • In a large bowl, add flour, water, eggs, sugar, yeast, baking powder, baking soda, ½ tsp salt, melted butter and milk powder, andwhisk until well combined.
    • Bring up the whisk to show the consistency of the batter.
    • Set aside for 1 hour to rest
    Mix martabak batter

  2. Cook Martabak – half cooked pancake & sprinkle sugar

    • In a thick non-stick frying pan on low heat, add 1 ladle of batter and spread it out evenly.Once it’s bubbling, sprinkle 1 tsp sugar and close with lid until fully cooked. This takes about 8 minutes.
    •  A popular and indulgent choice of toppings for martabak manis in Indonesia includes chocolate, condensed milk, butter and shredded cheese -give it a go!
    Cook Martabak – half cooked pancake & sprinkle sugar

Plate & Serve!

Place on a plate or cutting board, brush the martabak with butter, and sprinkle toppings of your choice. Cut and serve hot!

Plate & Serve!


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