Waking up this morning with a strong yearning for the delicious custard pancakes we used to have for our breakfast in Labuan. A pancake? How common it is in most kitchens but surely it will be an extra special if we do it with beautiful thought and love.
Actually I used to have it for breakfast sometimes....long,long time ago. My late auntie always made it for us. We called it 'Apam Kelapa.' It was our own label for that pancake. Since then, that apam went along with her and never came back.
The nostalgic moment came back when my family and I went for a holiday trip at one of the island resorts in Sabah, Gayana Island Resort. A resort on water. Breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating place to spend your holiday.
It is indeed just a pancake. But eating it while our eyes feasting over the deep, blue crystal clear sea made our stomach growling. So in no time, our plates were empty and those sweet honey that stick to our hands was licking good.
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
11/2 castor sugar
1 egg (beat lightly)
125ml evaporated milk
35gm butter (melted)
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the centre and pour in milk, egg and melted butter and mix well. Pour a scoop of batter onto the frying pan and let it turn brown on both side. Then serve it hot with a few drops of honey or cream sauce.
Having it in our decent, modest kitchen doesn't change our appetite. It is still the same pancakes we had before. So enjoyyyy....