Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Aruban Pan Bati

Aruba is one of the Lesser Antilles islands located in the Southern Caribbean Sea. The island is located miles off the coast of Venezuela and on clear days it is possible to see Venezuela from the south-eastern side of the island.The Lesser Antilles are several islands extending in an arc from Puerto Rico to the north-eastern coast of South America. Some of the islands that are part of the Lesser Antilles are the Virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao and Bonaire. You may wonder why am talking about this Antilles islands, yes we are going to surf through Caribbean cuisine. Am running this week's blogging marathon with this interesting theme. Today am taking you all virtually to Aruba with this Pan Bati.

Aruban Pan Bati, Pan Bati from Aruba

Pan bati is a salted crepe which is quite thicker in size and looks as much as like the popular pancakes, and this pancakes are prepared usually with corn flour flavored with vanilla. Though this thick pancakes are served along as accompagnements with seafoods or meaty sauces, you can eat them very well with honey. However traditionally this Pan bati is served along with Pisca hasa, a traditional Aruban dish prepared with fish along with tomato sauce.

Aruban Pan bati

Recipe Source: here
1cup All purpose flour
1/2cup Yellow corn flour
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
1tbsp Baking powder
2cups Milk
1 Egg

Take the flours together in a bowl, add the baking powder and whisk.

Slowly add the milk, salt,egg and turn everything as a smooth batter.

Heat a pan or a crepe pan, drizzle oil and pour a small ladle of batter, and cook in slow flame, once it gets cooked, slip the pancake and cook the other side.

Serve with your favourite sauces or dips.



Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

Pan bati/ pancakes are looking cute. I'm curious about the taste of salted pancake with vanilla flavour

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I love this theme exploring the caribbean. This is an interesting pancake made with corn flour. Love the beautiful color of the pancake.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The pancakes look absolutely gorgeous , But have yet to explore this cuisine , you guys have rocked with this theme .

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting type of pancakes or crepes Priya. It's amazing how many different kinds of dishes we can find in the world. Is the salt just a little to bring out the flavors or do you use a bit more?

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is a very interesting pancake with corn flour. I would love to try them for my kids.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I have tried a waffle with corn flour, pancakes look amazing and superb.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

First of all, I want to thank you for representing my mom's home country, an island most people know little of the culture and cuisine. All they think we are is beautiful beaches. So I had never heard of this and had to call my Mom to ask her. Basically, she said no one plans to cook this as is. Basically leftover funchi (our version of polenta) is used to make this. The next day when it gets hard, people beat it hence the name which translates as beaten bread and then fry it and it is eaten for breakfast only, usually with saltfish (salted cod) which is common for breakfast throughout the Caribbean.
Anyway, you have definitely given me inspiration to try this next time I have leftover funchi. Thanks!

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color to the pancakes. I am sure my little one will love this variation of pancakes.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

The pancakes are looking beautiful!!Interesting read. Thanks for sharing