Apam Polka Dot - the amateurish way
Ever since I saw pics of apam polka dot that people uploaded in FB, I have been intrigued and teringin nak buat. So, I surfed the net for its recipe. Most sites displayed the same recipe so credit to all the sites that posted a recipe that works.

Here's the recipe:

275 gm wheat flour.
I translated this to 3 cups of flour. Sebab tak kuasa nak keluarkan weighing scale dari dalam almari setiap kali nak buat. The cup which I used is this Claytan cup. So, may not be the same size as your cup.

220 gm castor sugar.
Using the same cup, it's 11/4 cup.

180 ml fresh milk.
If you don't have a measuring cup, you can always use your child's feeding bottle or drinking cup. That's what I did.

3 eggs.
The sites that I refer to mentioned that the eggs should be the one chilled in the fridge. The reason? I have no idea. Follow je la.

3 teaspoons of baking powder.

1 tablespoon of ovalette.

Few drops of vanilla essence.

These are my options. Nutella for filling eh? My kids love anything chocolatey.

Food colouring.
Ikut suka nak kaler apa.

Here's how to do the apam:

Mix flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, ovalette, milk and vanila essence in a bowl using a mixer, at maximum speed, until fluffy.

Divide the batter into few portions (number of portions depend on the number of colours you have).

Add in a few drops of colour in the batter.
These are the colours that I have. Nice eh... Feels like in an art class.

Using a piping bag, pipe the batter into paper cups/mould until half full.
Since I don't have piping bag, I use these plastic bags nipped at one corner.

But if things got too messy, just spoon the batter into the paper cups/mould.

Put in the filling and pipe in the batter until full.

Then do the dots. Since my hand-made plastic bags-cum piping bag were a little bit out of control, I resorted to the use of syringe instead.

Finally, steam for 10-15 minutes.

The choice of what color to use for the apam and its dots is entirely up to you.
And of course, not necessarily dots. I saw pictures of apams with smiley faces and names written on them.
I still need to look for the perfect filling. The Nutella sank to the bottom instead of staying put in the middle of the apam.
Some sites that I refer to gave these tips: When steaming the apam, use medium heat. Or else the apam will crack and ternganga. I have a few yang ternganga macam tu. Sungguh tak comel. And also wrap the cover of the steamer with cloth to prevent the evaporated water to drip back onto the apam.

Here's the end product. In terms of looks, hodoh la jugak. Ha ha... But in terms of taste, not bad. The kids love it. Dah bawak pergi sekolah and their friends like it. Dah siap pesan suruh buat lagi...

Update 7 May 2012:
I have since improve on the techniques. I used paper cups and acuan kuih lompang. Put the paper cups in the acuan and piped the batter inside. Then steam. Better looking. :)

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2 Responses
  1. nice.. actually nak bagi cantik, kukus dengan api yang kecik.. sebelum tu macam biasa, panaskan pengukus dalam 10 minutes... sepanjang tempoh kukus tu, jangan buka tudung..takpe, nanti cuba lagi ye

  2. Thanks Mommy Jue. Dah buat a few times selepas first try ni and try buat dlm cup. Boleh la utk makan anak beranak.:))