Introduction: How to Make Babakau - Fijian Fried Pancakes - Light and Delicious!
These little pancakes are a favourite for breakfast here, and sometimes for any other meal where I need bread, the only resort, as a trip to the nearest bread shop is a half hour walk down the dirt road, then a bus to town, then return which all takes about 2 hours.
By the time I get back, my “need” for bread has often passed, so I make these instead while I am pottering around. This recipe is for a half batch as it is enough for us, and if you eat the pancakes the next day, while still nice, a lot of the “air” goes out of them, so they are best eaten fresh. Plus, it makes a lot! My Fijian friend who is a grandma, Vuli, says that these are the "best ever" and better than her daughter's but she could be just being nice! They are definitely lighter than most that I have tasted here which seem to be drier and heavier.
If you don't have sugar, then you can grate half an onion into the dough and that makes it sweet.
For full step by step instructions alicevstokes.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/fijian-pancakes-babakau-light-and-delightful/