I have shared two recipes in the last two days – Kuih Bongkong or Kuih Jongkong (马来娘惹元宝/荷包糕）and Apam Berkuah (娘惹米糕）. To be frank, these two recipes are not very well received because many readers have never seen such a kuih before and it is not commonly sold nowadays.
In fact, I have prepared 3 kuih in that morning, and the last one is this kuih lepat pisang or mashed banana parcel. This shall be one the easiest among the three and should be more popular than the other two. It was still rather common in the kuih stalls.
This is kuih that have many variations and hence it may not look the same in all pictures. If brown sugar was used, it will appear brownish and if white sugar was used, it is white. As for the fillings, usually sliced bananas are used. However, I have also eaten those who wrapped shredded coconut instead.
As for the banana, you can used any type of banana though I will recommend reader to use cheaper banana that cannot be eaten raw such as pisang tanduk or pisang berangan.
It is a rather tasty kuih, it is soft and wobbly. Preparation is extremely fast and chances of failure are near zero. In addition, the recipe can be substituted with mash sweet potatoes or mash tapioca.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Servings: About 6-8 lepat pisang
200 grams of banana
80 grams of white sugar or palm sugar (gula apong or gula melaka)
80 grams of plain flour
50 grams of shredded coconut
At least 8 pieces of banana leaves of size 20 cm x 20 cm
1 banana additional for filling cut into thick slice
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Cut the banana leaves into 20 cm x 20 cm and scald in hot boiling water with drops of cooking oil for about 1-2 minutes to soften the banana leaves. Drain and set aside.
In a big bowl, mash the banana, add shredded coconut and sugar, stir until well combined. Sift in the plain flour and stir until well mixed.
Take a banana leaves, put 1 tablespoons of the mash banana batter at the centre, put a few pieces of banana and top with another tablespoon of the batter.. Fold up both sides and followed by tuck in the other two sizes under the parcel. Steamed at high heat for 10-15 minutes until the cake is cooked.
An easy peasy recipe that you can even ask your kids to prepare. Do give it a try and see if this recipe suits your taste buds. Yes, remember you can use additional shredded coconut as the filling. If you have sweet potatoes or tapioca, you can use it to substitute the banana and become “lepak ubi” .
Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.
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