how to make pabalat lumpia

you asked, so here it is: the family recipe for the crepes. i decided to make some for myself as well because mom gave me too much of the palaman (the veggies) and not enough of the pabalat. and if i have any leftover pabalat, i figured i could spread some nutella, dust some powdered sugar and have crepes for dessert 😉

1 tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 cup fresh milk (your choice whether its skim, low-fat, whole)
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt

Mix the flour, milk, eggs and salt together, adding the melted butter last. Don’t worry if it seems thin, that’s what we’re going for. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, stir it — the flour would have settled at the bottom of your container. Prepare your skillet/pan … medium heat. No need for oil since your batter has butter. If it’s a big enough skillet, I use about 1/3 cup for each crepe. Pour it and swirl very quickly to cover the pan. Pour excess back into the batter. When the sides peel away from the pan, gently lift and flip. Let it cook. You might need to flip a couple of times to cook crepe evenly. Watch your fingers! You can later trim the “tongue” (top lefthand corner) to keep the round shape, if you want. I usually don’t; you don’t see it when it’s all rolled up 😛 Makes about 8-10 pabalat.

Oh, and don’t worry if they’re crispy at first. Just set them aside and they’ll soften. I believe the same recipe can be used for patko. Just use cassava flour instead of regular flour and some dalayap 🙂


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Betis Boy says:

    thanks! so this makes for a reliable crepe recipe ne? i've always wanted to make a home-made crepe (for a fraction of the cost of those bought in the restos). we just don't have a big non-stick pan.

    i tried making pabalat last week too, using eggs, water and rice flour. it worked naman. i'll try this too.


  2. Guagua Girl says:

    let me know how it works out for you 🙂


  3. Remy Roque Rose says:

    Will try out the recipe. I actually have a crepe maker; would it make a difference if I use it instead of a skillet?


  4. Guagua Girl says:

    hmmm, never tried it with a crepe maker but i think it'll work the same 🙂 please do let us know how it goes — if the pabalat comes out great, i may need to buy my dad a crepe maker 😛


  5. Anonymous says:

    yummy…BB, back in college i read one of your Comm papers…the one about the babies as lil monsters…post it here?-duque


  6. Betis Boy says:

    betis boy does not remember that paper. maybe the lil monsters took it away? 🙂


  7. Guagua Girl says:

    babies as lil monsters? duques, am curious, what brought the comm paper to mind? 😛 and does anybody still have any of their papers — comm or otherwise?

    oh, and betis boy, why are you referring to yourself in the third person?!?!


  8. Betis Boy says:

    guagua girl, betis boy feel pompous today, hence the third-person reference. 😛


  9. Guagua Girl says:

    heh, pompous … just today? HA HA HA!


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