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IDFB chapter 2 : Indonesian snack

Just join a new group in facebook, called Indonesian Food blogger...
So I can claim that I am a food new occupation..ha..ha..
I kindda like the vision of this group "making world known the indonesian culinary", hmm it sounds too optimistic. But if you rely on the fact that indonesia holds the 2nd biggest facebook population, I believe its achievable... so lets do it!
the group has bimonthly challenge, it encourage bloggers making posts about the indonesian culinary in their own blog. off course every challenge has different theme. And today challenge is Indonesian snack. The first snack came to my mind was "getuk", sweet snack made from mashed cassava. I change it at the last minute, after I found the other recipe that quite "modern". Lapis singkong - layered cassava.
The first reason to choose this recipe was it use agar-agar, another type of jelly- made from sea grass. I wonder how the effect of this ingredient... will it be quite wobbly?  Well…

Es Cincau

Its become my favorite drinks in the summer..... Its not only  quenching your thirst but its also good for your digestion.
As I sneak from wikipedia, its called leaf jelly, which is green, and grass jelly which is black.
Thanks to my Mom, you have such a gifted hand to plant everything compare to me off course, she brought and planted by herself. As for your info my mom lives in the different island....which take half an hour flight :)

Here's the beauty thirst quencher...
To make this quencher YOU need:

20   cincau leafs
 drinking water
coconut milk
simple syrup

* I do not put any measurement because all it depends on your mood :)*

HOW to:
1. Crush and squeeze the leafs to produce the liquid.
2. Using strainer, filter the leafs and the liquid. you can add some water to have consistency as your preference.
3. leave the liquid until jelly-like consistency. keep it in the fridge
4. Mix coconut milk and simple syrup. Then pour into cincau.


Pastry for Breakfast

Wake up in the morning feeling recover from all joy-effect at the pool yesterday...
my boys , 2 little and one big one, enjoyed so much their day at pool. Tiring, Laughter, fills our day. They all sleep early and wake up early.... Should have a quick breakfast.... sausages pastry... My youngest one have a crush on crunchy food, except crunchy veggies.. :( Sausages is one of his fav.... so this pastry should be a perfect for him

YOU need:

1/2  pack  frozen pastry sheet, cut into 7x10 cm  total sheets 12 sheets
4     ea      beef sausages, cut into 3 cm length, total 12 cut.
3     ea      cheese slices, divide one slice into 4. total 12 slice
1     yolk   for egg wash. mix yolk with 2 tsp fresh milk.
thyme for top garnish.

YOU JUST need to:
1.  take one sausage and cheese and wrapped them with pastry sheet.
2.  brush them with egg wash and spread thyme
3.  Bake them in the oven for 15 - 20 min with 200 deg C. my youngest said.... Luv u dear!

BBB - Black pepper Beef Beans!

BBB thats what I call...

I recall it was Friday at work, having long lunch with colleagues at one Chinese Resto at Setiabudi. It was first time I taste this Chinese work :)..and I fell in love...  Sweetness from black soy sauce embrace spiciness from black pepper indulge your tongue .... and crunchy beans make this cuisine perfect for any meal...  One thing that keeping me wondering was how they manage to have crunchy beans with perfect cook meat?  Then I know I have to go to my Lab... :)  first , second, third try.... finally the answer is saute the bean separately . Simple answer.
try to montage all the steps
If you want a quick lunch with long after taste food you have to prepare:
500   gr  minced meat.  500   gr  green beans 1/2       onion, chopped 3   clove  garlic, chopped 2 tsp black pepper , crushed  pinch of salt and palm sugar 5 tsp  honey  6 tsp  black soy sauce - sweet one Vegetable oil
marinade sauce: 1  tsp   sesame oil                                 1  tsp   oyster sauce�����������������…

Yummy Roll!

Yummy Roll!

One of the reason why they invented cake... yummy roll! I kinda like this cake because its simplicity.... All in one bite... Slightly differ from its sister, petit four, this roll guarantee triple sensation! Why, first the resistible filling, soft bite cake, and fluffy cover cream.... hmmm heaven! The making is taking longer than usual , but it is worth!

choco rice roll

To taste this mouth watering cake , you need:
7       egg yolk
4       egg white
65 gr  all purpose flour
20 gr  chocolate flour
15 gr  tapioka flour, you can substitute with corn starch
50 gr  butter, melted. add 1 tsp condensed milk, and mix with butter.
1 tsp  SP, or any emulsifier
1 tsp  choco pasta

Choco butter cream:
250 gr  ready butter cream
100 gr  chocolate coating, melted and wait until cool but not set yet
1   tsp  choco pasta
    Mix all together.

100 gr choco rice
20   gr rainbow sugar.

How To:

1. Put all cake ingredients except butter , and choco pasta . Mix them use standing mixer until fully rise.
2. Add bu…

chicken satay... sate ayam

On Friday I have a big guests... my old friends from balikpapan.
I recall it almost 4 years that I have not met them.  Now they have new chapter with their babies, kids, and also sizes..he..he..
I had planned to serves them a light lunch.... Thai delight will be suitable. Tom Yum Gong Sup, Mango salad, chicken satay ( this not Thai I guess, well you have to improvise rite...), fruity ice, and close by chocolate cake. The dessert was the heavy one.
The time was so short ... and the biggest regret was I did not take any Pic! Gosh... the camera was ready and good to go. But the chit chat stories more interesting at that time..ha..ha. Better be lucky next time....
But I still have chicken satay to grilled and eat in the fridge..Thanks GOD! This chicken satay is quite different from mostly Indonesian chicken satay. I put some sesame oil to spice it up.
LOOK! and you will amaze how simple and delicious this treats
YOU need: 1 chicken breast fillet, cut them into 1cm cubes 5 tablespoon     …

Veggie time!


Today I do not cook. Feeling dizzy.
My neck feels shore and heavy.
Suspect: too many tempe goreng, banana fritters, bakwan, etc :)
As I said I don't feel to cook. I ask my kitchen crew to cook something fresh, and off course refreshing..
The choice is capcay soup. Capcay is simply stir fry veggies, like carrots, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower , and every thing veggie left in the fridge. Sometimes I call it "left over " soup... :) You can put every thing, and become one healthy food.


2   garlic
1   onion
salt and pepper
1 tsp sugar
3 cups of chicken stock
3 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp oyster sauce

Veggies : anything you like. :) but do not forget to slice them ...
Protein : meat balls, prawn, chicken fillet or anything left in the fridge.


1.  in the big wok, stir fry the onion and garlic with hot vegetable oil until fragant
2. put the protein that you have prepared until tender, pour the  sauce and stock in.
3. Wait until sim…

Bread Schootel

Its kindda a moody day.....

Look into kitchen desk, there is a half pack of bread that standing.
Wanna get a rid those bread, due to expired day will arrive soon tomorrow.... he..he..
You just need few ingredients, :

1 Egg
5 slice bread
250 ml milk
1 onion or garlic
1 sausages, slice
2 tsp white flour
salt and pepper
1 tsp butter
2 tsp grated cheddar cheese

How to:

cut bread using scissors and form triangles. Arrange them in the pan, like sail flag.
melt the butter, and cook onion follow by sausages until fragrant. put the flour for few second, and pour the milk into it.  Add salt and pepper. cook until the milk is starting to boil.
Break the egg, whisk it in a bowl. pour the hot milk into egg.  Blend them until smooth.
Pour milk mixture slowly into bread arrangement, finishing it with grated cheese.
Baked using au be marine method for 45 mins, 180 degC.

Quick recipee for breakfast

Dear October,

Welcoming october with lemon custard pie....
How this become a bad start hey.... my custard just cracked every where like dry ground.
Oh dear Lord, what happen? My kids just look at it and said " hmmm mommy no .. but thanks..."

DO you want to see the pic

I surfed in the net, that cracked custard do to over cooked or over heat....
hmmm let me recall...ha..ha.. yae... I left the pie during my bath..ho..ho...
hmmm thats explain.
here the link about how to make a succesfull pie..

THe key points are:

revent cracks by baking the pie at a moderate temperature, and--even better--bake custard pies in a water bath. This prevents the outer layer of custard from baking too fast.To avoid burns or dropped pies, only use heavy-duty aluminum, glass or ceramic pie pans: disposable foil pans are too shallow, are hard to grip, and can buckle when you try to remove them from a water bath. Use a rimmed baking sheet o…

Melted Breakfast

Happy Tuseday,

Lovely morning...but quite muggy. The eldest has gone to school... the youngest is still sleeping
Whats for the breakfast? Simple boiled egg with toast? why not?

Boiling egg is kinda easy job to do, but to make melted yolk which centered is quite tricky...
Here is the tips, put the eggs in the simmering water. Stir them slowly using wooden spoon until water is boiling. Cook them 5 - 6 minutes, not longer.
Take them out from pot and leave them in cool water. Crack the skin part by part, and peel it slowly.
Do not use knife to break the egg, use your magic tool, your own hand... :)

Here the pic

What a Lazy Day.....

Rainy season has just started on September...Perhaps rain will pour Jakarta in late afternoon.
The weather so humid ... and could not take eyes from banana that I have just bought few days ago.
Nothing personal...ha..ha..ha.... diary of long distance wife... :)

Well have a look then...

Banana Fritters not a bad idea at all.... what them special are grilled coconut and caramel....

I guess , who are in cholesterol diet line will not count this in. he..he..he..
But today is a lazy day, I can do anything...(or eat) , dont try to catch me on the phone... or you will hear message after tone....

Coconut Banana Fritters
Ingredients :
5 ripe bananas, pick slightly the old one.
1 cup flour,  rice flour will do for crunchy sensation.
1 egg, its an option
1 cup grilled coconut to cover.
1 cup sugar , make caramel.
Vegetable oil to deep frying

How to:
1. Ripped off the bananas, Slice them in 2.
2. Mix all ingredients, except the coconut. Create not too thick mixture, ad…
Pudding Pandan Nangka
Days of  long dry season has left a few days of heat.

Its time to wash them with sweet and refreshing treats. Even-though my dynamic duo not really like those, their mother does... well mother know the best...:) Jackfruit , Pandan, and coconut milk, taste like heaven if they combine perfectly. Indonesian flavor ..he..he..could not far away from coconut milk and pandan.
Thanks God I have Pandan tree at little back yard.  Not only Pandan tree, I have banana tree as well. Those trees were my dream.... and dream come true.  And funny thing I did not grow the banana , it grown by itself  started 8 months ago... I wait , and wait for the fruit, but never come. Normally they bear the fruit after 3 months, and then they dry and die. Well at least my dream come true, I got banana tree not the fruit.....
Here some pic from my back yard.
See the Yellow at the end of the leaf, its due to long dry season  And here my short time dream... Pandan Nangka ( Ja…