Apom berkuah with pengat pisang is a popular Singaporean dessert. Apom comes from the word ‘appam’, a southern Indian fermented rice pancake popular in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and berkuah (also written bokwa or bengkua) means to accompany a thick sauce or gravy, in this case the delicious banana-studded coconut caramel called pengat pisang. Called kuih serabai in Malaysia, these yeasted pancakes look like pale crumpets with their bubbly surface and golden base and are often tinted with a swirl of blue dye from butterfly pea flowers. Egg rings make a good substitute for the traditional apom berkuah pans with hollows for each pancake. If you don’t have time to make the pancakes, quick and easy pengat pisang is delicious poured over ice cream. See video below for another easy Singaporean sweet treat.
Makes about 10 pieces
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