Kue Leker is one of my favourite childhood snack. The seller using cart goes around my kampong neighbourhood. Very cheap. I remember it costed only 1000 rupiah and I got 5 delicious kue leker. The seller cart was very simple … he has a very small frying pan, a bowl full of batter and some ingredients for filling.
While at the mall, there is a food chain that selling same stuff only with label ‘crepes’, and of course price was 10 times expensive 😀 Uf, I miss street food in Surabaya, my hectic hometown …
Indonesia is a heaven of delicious food, many of them sold by street food seller. If you are hungry and you are on the road, you have many choices what to buy, especially snacks. So back to kue leker, the shape is like crepe, thin and crispy, filled with chocolate sprinkles (Indonesian: meses) and banana. That is why mostly children love this snack, including my boys when I tried to make it once. Only the oldest would request without any banana, because he doesn’t like Banana since he was a baby 😀 I don’t know exactly where they got the name ‘kue leker’ … MAYBE some Dutch bule (famous indonesian term for calling western foreigner) tried it once and commented ‘lekker’ which in Dutch means ‘delicious’ 😀 Anyway wherever it got the name from, this street snack just tasty as its name which means tasty cake.
Being a mother of 2 little boys, I wanted to introduce them some of street snack I used to have when I lived in Surabaya. Now kue leker definately one of their favourite, besides dadar gulung and martabak manis 🙂 Luckily it’s not so complicated to make it by yourself. This kue leker is sweet and crunchy … just perfect!
100 g rice flour
75 g all purpose flour
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
30 g powdered sugar
100 ml fresh milk
125 ml water
1 teaspoon backing powder
For filling :
Chocolate Condensed milk ( I substitute with chocolate cream)
1. Using hand or electric mixer, mix egg and sugar, slowly pour the milk and water. Then add flour and baking powder. Mix them well to make a smooth batter.
2. Heat a small non-stick pan, pour 1 tablespoon of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to make it very thin round like making crepes.
3. When it’s cooked, add the filling: sliced banana, chocolate sprinkles then pour condensed milk. Fold the crepes and flattened. Eat when it’s hot and crispy.