Let’s Get Cooking – Bali: “Dadar Gulung” – Balinese crepe filled with coconut and palm sugar
My Brazilian friend Rosita has requested I post Balinese recipes – especially ones for desserts. And so, I have been doing research. 🙂
Here is one tasty – not too sweet – dessert that I think she – and you – will like.
Dadar Gulung –
- 2 cups fresh-grated coconut
- 10 Tbs. grated Java dark brown sugar (or better for you, *palm sugar)
- 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
- 1 3-inch cinnamon stick, broken in half
- ¼ tsp. salt
*”Palm sugar is a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic crystalline sweetener that looks, tastes, dissolves and melts almost exactly like sugar, but it’s completely natural and unrefined. It’s acquired from the flowers growing high on coconut trees, which are opened to collect their liquid flower nectar. This nectar is then air-dried to form a crystalline sugar that’s naturally brown in color and naturally rich in a number of key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.” from – Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028996_palm_sugar_natural_sweetener.html#ixzz4LoXhRcoU
Mix the grated coconut, grated Java dark brown sugar and granulated sugar, cinnamon and ½ tsp.salt together.
Fry the mixture in a dry pan over medium/low heat, constantly stirred for approximately 5 minutes, or until the mixture is dry.
Remove the cinnamon stick, and set it aside.
- 1 cup rice flour
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 1¾ cups coconut milk
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
- Vegetable oil
Mix the rice flour, cornstarch, coconut milk, ½ tsp. salt, green food coloring and egg into a smooth batter.
Lightly oil an 8-inch frying pan, and pour 3 tablespoon of the batter into the pan. Make sure the pan is equally covered with the batter so it becomes a thin layer pancake [crepe]. Fry for one minute, turn the pancake over and fry for another minute. Remove and set aside.
Place 2 Tbs. of the coconut mixture on the near edge of the pancake. Fold over once, then tuck in the left and the right sides and fold over once more. Press gently to distribute the filling evenly.
Serve at room temperature. Makes 10-12 servings.
They are simple to make – and very tasty.
Enjoy, “Salamat malan,” Renée
P.S. Let me know what you think.