Kueh Dadar – Coconut stuffed Pandan Pancake Rolls

I was craving for Kueh especially after reading Fatbooo’s blogpost on making Ang Ku Kueh. AKK was 1 of the many food item which I definitely have when I’m in Singapore.

Due to limited ingredients in my pantry and time, it wasn’t possible to make AKK last weekend. Took out all my Singapore/Malaysia cookbook and ended up with 2 choices. Oneh-oneh or Kueh Dadar. I left the decision making to Mr.

I did tweak the recipe because

  1. I didn’t have any fresh granted coconut but I had desiccated coconut which I need to finish and decided to improvise.
  2. I didn’t use Pandan Juice as I was lazy and felt it was a waste using 40 leaves for just 5 tablespoons of pandan juice. Plus fresh Pandan is not easily available nor cheap in Australia. Pandan essence was a good alternative.
  3. I only had half the amount of desiccated coconut required for the full recipe. Therefore I halved the recipe. Recipe said 20 Kueh Dadar which will be too much for us to finish.
  4. I also didn’t have enough coconut milk so substituted with coconut flavour evaporative milk. Healthy option too 🙂
  5. Although I halved every ingredient, I totally forgotten to halve the amount of flour. I only realised when I was mixing the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients for the pancake mixture.
  6. In the end I had to add more evaporative milk to thin the mixture. I just went with my feeling and stop adding milk till the mixture was watery enough to make a thin slice of pancake.
To make Filling:

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Ingredients (clockwise): Sugar and Salt, Coconut, Water, Pandan Leaves, Palm Sugar

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Combined everything together and cooked till coconut absorbed all the liquid. Mine turned out to be dried. I blamed it on the desiccated coconut used.

To make Pancake:

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Ingredients (clockwise): Sugar & Salt & Baking Powder, Egg, Pandan Essence, Coconut Milk,  Flour
Combine all ingredients by whisking till batter smooth. 
Spoon 3 tablespoon of batter into a pan and spread the batter into a think pancake. Transfer to a plate once cooked and repeat with the remaining batter.

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This was taken on my 3rd pancake? It definitely wasn’t pretty! I was having a bit of difficulties trying to make it as thin and even as possible. Practise makes perfect. Towards the end, I was getting the hang of it.

To assemble, lay the pancake, place 3 tablespoons of filling and roll, tucking in the sides (just like making springroll).

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Took me about an hour from start to finish. Although it was dried due to the filling, it was flavoursome. It wasn’t too sweet and fragrant with coconut and pandan.

I will try to make it again but must 1st get hold of fresh granted coconut and make sure I follow the recipe more closely.

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