These ‘apam’ is actually famous in Peninsular Malaysia. Well it looks to me that way because people actually ordered this for birthdays and engagement. I haven’t seen anyone making a fuss about it in KK… Err.. in this case it might be me..
Ahaha! On the other hand, actually I don’t really like this ‘apam’, or steamed cupcakes, well at first because of their looks and the fillings. Really. Strawberry and blueberry jam everywhere. They aren’t just polkadots. There’re bees and ladybirds. Cute one. The fillings are unrealistic to me but hey, who am I to judge, I’m just stating my opinions. Ha! xP
(BTW pics are not mine I just Googled it for references)**
Then I thought, I’ve been doing things however I wish and like all these time so why not give it a try? So I searched for the recipe and found out that most website I encountered use the same recipe. Google “APAM POLKADOT” if you are not buying this. Heh~
And then one day, mum came back from school with bananas. Like, a lot of them! Her friend gave it to her and she asked me to do whatever I wanted with some of the bananas for her to bring to school the next day for her friends. She suggested banana cakes but I wasn’t really in the mood of making it. Hahah! xD
Well then I thought about this recipe and *puff!*, I guess it’ll turns out great. Luls. So I did this and that… follow the recipe yada yada yada… And ohh! ♥ I made my own banana filling. and by the way I’ve tried making this with pastry cream as the filling. It’s good. Really.
The original recipe are as follows, and basically you can just mix everything up and blend or whisk together until everything is well incorporated, except for coloring. See the pictures? You’ll know what to do next! Use your imagination! And modify however you want after trying it! ♥ Yehaww!
“Apam Polkadot” @ Steamed Cupcakes
- 3 nos large eggs from the fridge
- 275 gm all purpose flour
- 220 gm caster sugar
- 150 ml fresh milk
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ovelette
- food coloring
# I added 1 tsp vanilla extract because you will smell nothing but egg from the cupcake after they’re done. And, I reduce the sugar because I made the filling sweet for it to blend in with the cupcake.
- mashed bananas
- ground cinnamon (optional)
- cornstarch mixed with water
Melt butter in a hot pan, add bananas and sugar. Cook until soft and tender and add ground cinnamon. Again, this is optional. Add cornstarch mixture and it’s done when it thickens.
Steam with medium fire about 15 minutes or else the filling will burst out. You can see some of it. I was impatient. Ha! All the best if you wanna try it! ♥