Google+ Cave Food Kitchen: Dadar Gulung (Semi Paleo)

Dadar Gulung (Semi Paleo)

Durig my travels in Bali I fell in love with a particular sweet: Dadar Gulung.
Dadar actually means omelet, but in this case it's made from rice flour, filled with a mixture of palm sugar and grated coconut. Dadar gulung is a kue, which means a sweet snack/dessert. There are a lot of variations of kue, like pastries, cookies, fritters. More on kue can be read here.

Since going paleo, my affection for coconut had skyrocketed, I remember many years back I shivered at the thought of having a Bounty, but me and coconut have re-connected again.

You might notice in the ingredients below that it includes rice flour. And of course, rice isn't considered paleo, but personally I've created a type of "allowance chart" in which I place foods. For example, broccoli & eggs are awsome, so they go right up the top, and other foods I simply choose to not have, like wheat.
Rice flour has hardly any nutrtional value, but is at least free of gluten, making it slightly "better" than wheat.
A personal example:


Creating scales like this can help you with deciding which foods are or aren't worth it and make things a little easier in our daily lives. More on scales like this can be found here.

So, time to make some dadar gulung. For the filling:

1,5 cup grated coconut
3/4 cup palm sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
bit of water

Heat the ingredients on low heat and mix well. Set aside.

For the pancakes:

1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 3/4 cups coconut milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
few drops of pandan

Mix all the ingredients well until there are no lumps. Heat some coconut oil in a small pan and scoop some batter in with a large spoon. The pancake should be quite thin and will cook quick, flip it to the other side for only a few seconds, then lay out on a cutting board or plate.
Scoop a bit of the filling on the pancake, roll it up, folding the sides in (almost like an envelope)

Makes about 10-12 pancakes.