Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kuih Ketayap/Pandan Crepe with Sweet Coconut filling



Miss E said I had OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)...I guess all teens would say that to their mom...Right? hope I am not alone here.  I have to have everything in place...or events must take place as planned!!
Take this blog for example... I planned to post 3 posts per week: Tuesday is for flavours around the Globe, Thursday is for Malaysian/Asian and Saturday is specially dedicated for Dessert or sweet things...
I am going to prove(Help...the spelling does not look right here..) her wrong... and will start to post any article/post on any day... not restricting myself to the 3 days mentioned earlier...
I shall start with....

Kuih Ketayap or Crepe (oohh... sounds so Frenchwinking) is a typical Malaysian Breakfast or afternoon delight...

Why its called Ketayap?? I would not have a clue... Ketayap is a Malay word means 'White Skull Cap'... but the kuih has no resemblance to the attire... so I shall not delve into the matter further...before I make myself sound silly and stupid

This is one of the kuih that I love to eat and it is not difficult to make either. The batter should not be too thick (would you enjoy a thick crepe?? dont think so...) or too thin (difficult to roll... later).  
Words of advice: do a trial run to check the right consistency... eventhough I do follow the measurement below... I tend to add about 1 or 2 tablespoon of water to it, as I yearn for a thin and soft crepe... or in simple word : Fussy... 

Enjoy your Kuih Ketayap or Crepe with Coconut Filling with a cup of Malaysian Black Coffeedrooling

Pandan Juice:
5 pandan leaves
1/4 cup water
  1. Process the pandan leaves and water in food pracessor.
  2. Pass through siever and retain juice

Crepe Batter:
120g plain flour
1 egg
300ml coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pandan juice above
  1. Mix the above ingredients in a mixing bowl to a smooth batter
  2. Heat a non stick frying pan (small size if you dont have crepe pan).
  3. Spray with some oil.
  4. Use a small ladle or 1/4 cup, scoop the batter and pour onto the center of the hot frying pan.
  5. Using a swirl motion, quickly cover the surface and form a thin layer of crepe.
  6. When the edges starts to come off the side of the pan... gently slide or using a flat wooden spatula, remove onto a plate. 

Sweet Coconut filling:
(measurement is just an indication... adjust to suit taste)

90g palm sugar
1 knotted pandan leaves
1-1 1/2 cup desiccated coconut plus 1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cornflour
  1. Melt the palm sugar in a pan with knotted pandan leaves. Add in dessicated coconut and stir until well coated.
Putting Crepe together: 
1. Using smooth side up
2. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling
3. Roll to cover the filling 

4. Fold in the two sides
5. Roll
6. Ketayap or Crepe is ready ...


  1. Rajinlah you.....now terseru pergi beli kelapa.....hope ada lagi yg muda.

  2. Kat mana bli kelapa parut in perth? Ke akak buat sendiri?

  3. tigerfish,
    Whenever I miss kuih... I'll look up for recipe and try to make some :) to satisfy the cravings...

  4. farah,
    I used some from a packet of 'dried' dessicated coconut from Wollies (Homebrand)...

  5. we make similar crepes lovely picture

  6. Cik Lisa,
    Ni Kuih Ketayap memang favourite I ... dah lama tak makan kuih muih.. I kena buat ni makan..but furst kena get ingredients...duk fikir, kalau you duk kat London, then at least boleh pi tumpang makan... hehe

  7. I love these. I especially love the mini ones, which is smaller in size so it's one bite size.

  8. Leemei,
    Ketayap ~simple and nice... :)
    I suka dok London ... but my husband tengok snow saja... dia dah angkat white flag... so tak dak chance :(

  9. Rasa Malaysia,
    Dainty ketayap.. sounds good :)

  10. Love the crepes you made. So delicate and think. This is one of my favourite Malaysia snacks.

  11. Just a quick note:
    I am so thrilled... some of my favourite Malaysian Bloggers were here :)

  12. oh these look super delicious and so nice!

  13. Dimah,
    It is good... and super duper easy to make :D

  14. They look delish! I have to try these coconut crepes!

  15. Cooking Rookie,
    these are nice... :D