May 28, 2009

Onbitjkoek- KBB 11

Tantangan kali ini membuat kue Onbitjkoek. Jujur baru pertama kali ini juga gue nyobain ini kue. Selama ini hanya pernah mendengar namanya saja. Hasilnya..mmmm enak banget. Wanginya breng--breng..asoy kecium banget wangi rempahnya, karena ada campuran kayu manis, cengkih and pala bubuk. Trus maemnya dengan mentega juga.

Beneran nikmat banget maem ini sambil ngopi liatin luar yang lagi hujan atawa buat makan pagi deh.

Thanks host..ocre banget nih pilihannya!!

Untuk proses pembuatan bisa dilihat disini

Ini resepnya..

Sumber: Kue-Kue Indonesia. Yasa Boga-PT Gramedia Jakarta. 2007.

125g gula palem/gula merah

5 kuning telur
3 putih telur
campur rata 125g tepung terigu, 1 sdt peres kayumanis bubuk, � sdt pala bubuk, � sdt cengkih bubuk
50g kenari, iris tipis --pake almond.

Kocok kuning telur dan putih telur, gula palem sampai kental dan naik. Masukkan campuran tepung ke dalam kocokan telur, aduk rata. Tuang ke dalam loyang roti (loaf) yang sudah dialas dengan lapisan kertas yang sudah diolesi mentega dan ditaburi tepung. Panggang kurang lebih 20 menit (setengah matang). Taburi irisan kenari. Panggang terus sampai matang, angkat. Potong menurut selera.

Aku baked di 180C, kira 30menitan udah jadi tuh..karna pas 20 menit aja gue udah ampir mateng :)


May 20, 2009

Lontong ( Rice wrapped in Banana Leaf)

For people who knows how to make lontong, just skip this post.

What is Lontong? Lontong is an Asian dish made of compressed rice that is then cut into small cakes.

Popular in Indonesia and Malaysia, the dish is usually served cold or at room temperature with sauce-based dishes such as gado-gado and salads, although it can be eaten as an accompaniment to other dishes such as Satay and curries. It is also used in Soto as an alternative to vermicelli noodles.

I wanna share how I make Lontong.

1. Find banana leaf.
Clean banana leaf, I wipe them with dumb towel. And cut around 22cm length &width 12cm.
2. Wash rice.
Drop in around 4tbsp. Better use double banana leaf for each lontong as it easy to break.
3. Wrap it tightly, and tighter with cooking thread or toothpick.
I always drops them in a water, just too make them a bit soggy..
4. Cook with press cooker is faster. 30 minutes done. Doesnt have one? Boil it but gonna take more time. 90 minutes
5. After it cooked, take them out,and let them cool by put on the bowl with colader and make them stand.
6. Serve with your favourite dish.

More lontong picture: my lontong sayur

Chicken Tuturuga/ Chicken With Gravy Coconut Sauce (Ayam Opor Manado)

I loveeeeeeeee Manadonese Food, and because of this month theme fromMASAK BARENG YUK now I know that there is another yummy chicken dishes from North Sulawesi, Indonesia besides my favourites Chicken Rica-Rica or Chicken Woku.

I found this recipe, Chicken TUTURAGA from Helga´s site. Please check her site to see the complete recipe.
Well, actually chicken Tuturuga is an opor ayam (Chicken with gravy coconut milk)in Manado, only the differences are they put many kind of leafs and more chili as Manadonese food are mostly spicy.

As I cant find Kaffir Lime Leafs, Pandan Leaf,ANd Lemon Basil leafs here, so I only dropped Lemon Grass as I only need to go to my balcony :)and plug from the pot ...
But luckylyyyyyy I found CHILI RED in the market...wowwww first time in Panama I saw
them, fast I grab them eventhough it was only 10 pieces of them..anyhow Im gonna plant it. Cant wait to make balado2or any rica-rica dishes:) Hopefully they gonna grow well as last time I plant Green Chili but it was fail one...

Anyway, back to Chicken Tuturuga.. and today only I make my Lontong (Rice wrapped in banana leaf). MOrning after kid went to school, I went down and walked through the pedestrian street, 2 minutes walking distance and I grabbed banana leafs from the tree:)

Recipe for Chicken Tuturuga

1 1/2 libra chicken breast fillet
1/2 Red Onion
3 cloves of garlic
3 candle nuts
6 Green Chili padi
3 Red Chili
3cm ginger
1 Lemon Grass,bruised
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Light coconut milk 250 ml
Thick coconut milk 250 ml
3 potato small size cut dice.


Wash chicken with lemon and salt.
With mortal & pestle,make paste of ginger,candle nuts,garlic, green&red chili.
In the deep pan, add oil, saute the paste,add in lemon grass, onion. Saute until fragrant,
Put in chicken, saute until chicken 1/2 cook, and pour in the light coconut milk.
Cooked until chicken absorb almost all the milk, and pour in the thick one and potato dice. Add salt.

Serve hot with LONTONG.

I chose this dish as it with coconut milk and imagine the smell of lemon grass and spicy.. hmmmmm
bet it gonna be more wonderful if I have all ingredients.


May 13, 2009

When Lemon Poppy Seed Cake become a Keylime, Golden raisins & choc.chips cake...

I baked this cake a week ago.
It was a nice cake. Its soft, remind me of my mom marble cake.
I omit the poppy seed and drops golden raisins and chocolate chips instead.
And for lemon, as I dont have in the house, so I used only 1 small key lime..
Thats why I cant feel the taste of lemon :)
I guess I have to change the title into Key Lime Golden Raisins & Chocolate Chips Cake :)
But I love it. Great for breakfast and tea time....

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Source: Family Circle Magazine, Edition April 2009

Makes 16 servings
Bake at 350F in large pan for 65 minutes, or in smaller paper pans for 35 minutes.

This cake can be baked in a single large tube pan( I used my new,silicon Wilton tube pan) or in two smaller paper tube pans.

3cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 small jar(1,25 ounces) poppy seeds
1 cup ( 2sticks) unsalted butter,softened ( I used 1 unsalted, 1 salted)
2cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk, blended with 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (milk may curdle)- I used 1 small Key Lime juice
2 tsp grates fresh lemon peel ( I had to omit this one as my lime didnt work well while peeling...)

Heat oven.
Grease and flour a removable-bottome tube pan, or have two 7 7/8 x 2 3/8 inch paper tube pans ready.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder , salt & poppy seeds. Set aside

IN a large bowl, beat butter& sugar until fluffy, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated and mixture is smooth. beat in vanilla.
Add half the flour mixture. then milk-lemon juice mixture. Beat on low speed until smooth. Add remaining flour mixture and beat until just blended.
Stir in lemon peel

TRansfer batter to pan(s.until top is dry and lightly browned.
cool cake in pan or wire racek for 15 minutes, then remove large cake from pan (if using)
Leave smaller cake in their paper pans. Cool compeletely

I removed my large cake from pan as said 15 minutes..and down part was break :) perhaps better next time no need to remove anything until cake totally cool.
Enjoy !!!

Banana Cookies

This is also my favourite.
Its so soft,cant believe its a cookie.
Adopted from Simply Recipes,
1st baked without egg.
2nd baked with egg,
and as I dont have ground cloves & nutmeg these 2 ingredients I had to omit.

Recipe for Banana Cookies
Source: Elise-Simply Recipes

1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 cup sugar ( I used 3/4)
1 egg
1 cup mashed banana ( I used 3 very ripes medium bananas)
1tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1cup pecans( I used walnuts and chocolate chips 1/2 cup only)

Method :

Preheat oven 350F
Cream butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy
Add egg & continue to beat until mixture is light & fluffy
In a bowl, mix mashed bananas & baking soda let sit for 2 minutes
Mix banana mixture into butter mixture
Mix together the flour, salt, & spices & sift into butter & banana mixture, mix until just combined.
Fold into the batter, pecans(if using). Drop in dollops onto parchment paper line baking sheet. ( I only spread the butter on the pan & dust with flour)
Bake 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown.
Let cool on the wire rack.

For 30 cookies

May 6, 2009

Part 2-One Labour Day

Sooooo, After La Posta, we went back to Multiplaza Mall.
My hubby chose to enjoyed his day off to played in Sheraton Hotel Casino.
In Panama, you could find Casino everywhere. Thats the only entertainment for me & hubby before I have Jasmita. Why? As seeing movie not really attracts me,and clubbing not also my favourite. I guess my time for clubbing is over.

Jasmita loves carousel,everytime we come to MP, she gonna says horse and train.
Meants she wants to ride her horse,she gonna choose the big horse and go around mall with train inside the mall, sometimes I leave her inside train alone, and sometimes I accompany her, somehow when me, hubby nothing to do and bored we all sit together inside the train. 1 person is USD 1, and for Carousel also USD 1.

This is a picture from last February.

Back to the main story, As I felt hungry again, so I took Jasmita to enjoyed our afternoon time sat together in this coffee shop. This is the first time I tried, as many times I passed by,and this place always busy,and my tummy cant accept anything else. So today was the perfect time to try..

Jasmita chose Blueberry Cheesecake, and I chose Chocolate Cake which recommended by the waiter there.

When the bill came,the total is USD14. Quite expensive, as I felt the cakes not so heavenly tasty. I wont come again, gonna try another shop which their cakes also attracts my eyes.

End of story.................

May 5, 2009

One Labour Day...

1st May Labour Day

We went to Panama City, with a new tol road from Colon to Panama City. Its so amazing, from usual trip 1 hour 45 minutes one way to reached Panama, with the new tol road it took only 40 minutes. Could u imagine the happiness here?
I heard the new tol road gonna charge USD 5dolar/way, and additional USD 2,50 dolar(this is the old tol which is connected to the new one).
Goverment giving a 1 month free trial start from last wednesday. Anyone wanna try?:)

Our first stop was Multiplaza Mall. One of the best mall in Panama.
We saw this Superman Bigfoot car, @ the hall, a very nice car, only wondering how to climb inside and drive this car, is a ladder needed? :)

For lunch, I booked @ LA POSTA restaurant, a nice,simply old house and they decorated to be a cozy,intimate restaurant. Reservation is a must. I heard the owner is American.

I ordered this Corvina Fish with white wine cost me USD 14,
It wrapped with a paper, totally wrapped. When a waiter came to served, my question was how to eat this? ANd he politely tear the middle part of the wrapped:)

for my hubby I ordered Risotto Mariscos/ Seafood Risotto cost me USD 16. With this orange colour,its remind me of CAlDO RIKA. Its a Panamanian famous chicken broth, which is giving the food orange colour. I use it very rarely, I am a bit worry about the colour.

Frankly, for this portion, I wasnt happy at all, too small for our tummy,eventhough I like the taste.But not for my hubby, he prefer to go to TGI´s Friday:)

Great,before our meal came,they gave us a welcome bread which is helped our tummy to smile.

To be continued...


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