jeudi 25 décembre 2008

Putri Salju

I baked this cookies two days ago, because years ago, I always helped my mom baked this cookies for Idul Fitri. And now, I want to to it by myself. But I didn't ask mom about the recipe, I interested to try Mbak Arfi Binstead of HomeMades recipe that is very famous with "melted in the mouth cookies". And's true. 100% true. The composition of the sugar also perfect. Not too sweet. But mine, they were broke easily so I must be very careful when I put them into the jar or when I wanted to take it out. Whew....I love this cookies. I have a plan to give this cookies to my friend who celebrate Christmas and because I couldn't see her yesterday, her cookies jar still in my kitchen. Ahhh, they are very tempting...ha..ha..I want to eat them!

Ok, no further chit chat, voila...ce sont mes cookies :

Putri Salju
by Arfi Binstead

225 gr butter,unsalted
285 gr all purpose flour, dry toaste
15 gr whole milk powder
1-2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
125 gr cashew nut, chopped coarsely
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
confectioners' sugar or vanilla sugar to coat

1. Preheat oven to 300degrees F (140 degrees C). Lightly grease or line parchment paper on cookies sheets.
2. Beat the butter and confectioners' sugar until white and fluffy. Fold in the dry toasted flour and milk powder, mix well. Add the chopped nut and extract, mix well.
3. Roll into 1 inch ball or other dimension to your liking, put in the baking sheet, then baked for 15 minutes until when you press your finger on the cookies and there is no indentation.
4. When the cookies are colled, roll into the confectioners' sugar.

Happy Holidays , Bonnes Vacances

Coucou tout le monde...
Je vous souhaite Bonnes Vacances et Bonnes Fetes!!

Soto Padang

Hi...I join again the event "Masak Bareng". Today we eat Soto Padang. Hmmm...,it's yummy, suitable for comforting your cold day. You may eat it for lunch or dinner.
I got the recipe from Dewi Anwar's Kitchen Craft a couple days ago. It's worth to try. But because of now we are living far far away from our hometown, we didn't serve the Soto Padang with "Kerupuk Sagu Merah" or Red Sagoo Chips. We couldn't find it here. I changed it with shrimp chips. yeah, it was different...but it's okay lah...he..he..
Come on, let's go to the table, have a bowl of Soto Padang !!

Soto Padang
by : Dewi Anwar - Kitchen Craft

bahan / ingredients :

1/2 kg daging has dalam/ beef meat
1/4 kg tulang iga/kaki sapi /ribs bone
3 ltr air untuk merebus/ water for boiling
bumbu halus / ground these ingredients :
3 siung bawang putih / garlics
6 buah bawang merah / shallots
2 cm jahe / ginger
1 sdt merica / pepper
2 buah kemiri / candlenut
bumbu pelengkap/ additional ingredients :
2 cm lengkuas geprek / galangal - crushed

1 batang sereh ambil putihnya,geprek / lemon grass only the white part - crushed
2 lembar daun salam / salam leaves
2 lembar daun jeruk / kafir or citron leaves
2 butir kapulaga

pelengkap / you may eat with :
perkedel kentang / potato cake
1 bungkus suun rendam hingga layu / rice noodle put into the boiled water until soft
kerupuk sagu merah /red sagoo chips
daun bawang dan seledri, iris tipis /onion leaves + celery, chopped finely
bawang goreng / shallots frites
sambal lado merah / red sambal

cara membuat / directions :
1. rebus daging dan tulang dalam air dengan api kecil, masukkan kapulaga,biarkan hingga daging empuk. angkat.
bring to boil the meat and the ribs bone on a moderate heat, add in the kapulaga. wait until the meat soft. retired from the heat.
2. bumbui daging dengan bawang putih halus dan garam. potong-potong dadu, goreng hingga garing, sisihkan.
season the meat with garlic and salt. cut into square, fry until crunchy. set aside.
3. tumis bumbu halus dan bumbu - bumbu lainnya, sampai wangi. masukkan ke dalam air kaldu. tambahkan garam dan gula sesuai selera. aduk sampai air kaldu mendidih.
stir fry the ground ingredients and additional, bring into the broth water. season with salt and sugar. stir until it bring to boil.
4. penyelesaian : siapkan mangkuk. atur pelengkap mulai dari suun, daun bawang seledri, bawang goreng, daging goreng, dan perkedel yang dibelah 2. siram dengan air kaldu panas. taburi kerupuk merah, sajikan panas dengan sambal lado merah.
finishing : prepare the bowl. arrange rice noodle, onion leaves, celery, shallots frites, meat fries, and potato cake ( cut into 2 part). add the meat broth and the chips. serve while hot with sambal.

jeudi 18 décembre 2008

Ah...this is tooo sweeetttt....Cheese Cake

I made this cake actually last Thursday for my Wedding Anniversary. Found the recipe here, and gave it a try. But, because I was careless in writing the recipe from the computer, I missed one ingredient, the flour...:p Yeah, because usually the Cheese cake only use a few amount of flour so i thought ah, they just omitted it.
And not only that, I made the other stupidity...I didn't check all my ingredients stock in refrigerator before I started to mix. I didn't have the sour cream (or fresh cream)...before I wanted to omitted it, but then I remembered I had 2 pots of cherry yoghurt. I decided to use it...but that made the cake became too sweet, I didn't reduce the sugar and the yogurt already sweet. so to make the correction, I decorated the cake with the sour fruits, Kiwi and Orange. It was quite ok... well...i just posted this to remind me, next time don't do this again :)
Ok, here is the recipe :

Chantal's new York Cheesecake

Source :
Ingredients :
  • 15 graham crackers, crushed
  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 896 g cream cheese
  • 300 g white sugar
  • 180 ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 230 g sour cream
  • 15 ml vanilla extract
  • 30 g all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

lundi 15 décembre 2008


This sweet snack also one of traditional food from Indonesia. When I was little girl, my mom always brought me Onde-onde everytime she went to the traditional market in Indonesia. The taste is combination between sweet inside plus salty and sticky outside. Made from glutenous rice flour for the skin and mashed green soya bean with sugar for the filling. Ah, there is also the taste of sesame seeds good. The best time you eat this snack is when still hot/warm. A cup of tea after will be a plus plus plus.....:)I interested to make Onde-onde by my self after I read Mira's post (recipe in Bahasa). She made Onde-onde from black glutenous rice flour. Hmmm...I was craving it since then. But I couldn't find the flour as the recipe required here, so I just used the ordinary one. It was also good, since I didn't eat this food for long long time kind of that food here :(
I made it good, the taste was there, but I had a problem when I fried it. Some of it exploded. I didn't have any idea why, just guessed, maybe it was to hot the oil...can you see it in the picture below?
Don't wait any longer guys, let's check out the recipe here (i try to translate in English) :
source : from tabloid Koki, posted by Mira -
The skin :
300 gr black glutenous rice flour/tepung ketan hitam - (tanti : I used the white one)
30 gr tapioca flour/tepung kanji

1/4 teaspoon salt /garam
200 ml lukewarm water/ air hangat
100 gr sesameseeds/ wijen

Filling :
75 gr green soya bean without skin/kacang hijau kupas (I did't have it so I used with the skin) - put into the water for about 2 hours/ Rendam air minimal 2 jam.
50 gr caster sugar/ gula halus (tanti : I used the granulated sugar then I grounded it with blender)
100 gr keju cheddar parut (tanti : I used Edam and only 50 gr)


The Filling

From Tabloid Koki :

- Steamed the green soya bean until it smooth/ kukus kacang hijau hingga lunak

- While those still warm, mashed it/ panas-panas haluskan
- Well combined with the sugar and the cheese/ campur dengan gula halus dan keju

- Make them a small ball shape, set aside / buat bola-bola sebesar kelereng. Sisihkan

Mira's direction :
- The steamed green soja bean mashed with the sugar and then steamed them back for about 5 minutes to make it more smooth / Kacang hijau kukus saya haluskan dengan gula pasir. Lalu saya kukus kembali sekitar 5 menit (soalnya belum terlalu empuk..hihihihihi)

The skin :
- Mix together the glutenous rice flour, tapioca flour, salt in one place. Pour inside the warm water slowly.
Campur tepung ketan, tepung kanji, dan garam dalam wadah. Masukkan air hangat sedikit demi sedikit.

- Blend it well.

Uleni hingga kalis
- Take small part of a dough, make it thin, fill in the filling, shape it like a ball.
Ambil sejumput adonan, pipihkan, isi dengan adonan isi, bulatkan kembali.

- Put into the water for a while, after cover with the sesame seeds.
Gulingkan dalam air sebentar
. Baru gulingkan ke dalam wijen sampai terbalut semuanya
- Deep fry the dought with a moderate hot until done.
Goreng dalam minyak yang banyak dan api sedang sampai matang

- Serve it warm
Sajikan hangat

Cheese Biscuits

Well, this is the third time i tried to bake this biscuits. And i succeed. The first and the second the biscuits were overbaked or burned....I gave up for a while. I didn't have any passion to try again. But, because of we ate the same kind biscuits several days ago after we found it in Supermarche, I wanted to try again. With all the preparation and the very carefully baking process, Voila...J'ai reussi...Eventhough, i still have some question about this biscuits : It's wet inside...But overall, the taste is there, so cheesy...(for me, a bit salty..,but my hubby no..).
Anyway, that's the important thing, isn't family love it....

The recipe were posted in KBB Blog, kind of Challenge for Indonesian Community who loves baking.
Okay, Let us see the biscuits and the recipe below :

Cheese Biscuits

Source: Vogue Australia: Wine and Food Cook book.

225g grated mature cheese (tanti : i used Edam Cheese)

125g butter

125g flour

cayenne pepper to taste (tanti : i used pepper powder)

sesame seeds

With finger tips, mix together cheese, butter, flour and cayenne pepper until mixture forms a mass. Butter a biscuit tray. Make small balls of the dough. Roll some in sesame seeds and press on tray, placing them fairly far apart as they will spread while cooking. (We have pressed walnuts on some of the biscuits and, for a colour contrast, some chopped pistachio nuts). Bake biscuits in pre-heated oven 180C for 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

dimanche 14 décembre 2008

Wingko Babat

Wingko babat is one of traditional food from Semarang, Indonesia. It's a sweet, sticky snack made from grated coconut and glutenous rice flour. Now, there are a lot of savour of Wingko Babat. One of my favorite is Durian flavour. Since I craved this food a lot, so i browsed and found it at Rita Bellnad, Australia.
It wasn't complicated to make it...very easy..
Source : Mbak Rita Bellnad-Australia
500 gr glutenous rice flour
500 gr grated coconut ( you may find it in a frozen section in Asian Grocery)
600 ml coconut milk
270 gr sugar
1 tsp salt

Put coconut milk in the saucepan bring to boil. Set aside let it cool mix in grated coconut.
On the medium bowl add flour, sugar, salt add coconut mixture mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture into greased square tin. Bake about 40 minute or until golden brown in both side.
It's best cut and served after the next day.
(tanti : i used these 8 set of brioche pan, i only made 1/2 of the recipe)

mercredi 10 décembre 2008

Tofu avec le soja salé (Tahu tumis tauco)

Je vous partage le recette favori de ma famille. Mon mari aime beaucoup ce plat. Comme d’habitude, ja fais cette cuisine Indonesienne avec tempeh. Mais, je ne trouve pas ici, donc j’utilise le tofu seulement. Ma belle-mère m’a donné ce recette.

Allez…on va le trouve :

Tofu avec le soja sale

Vous avez besoin de :

1 paquet de tofu, coupez en carré /1 bungkus tahu putih, potong kotak-kotak sedang
1 ail, emincez / 1 siung bawang putih,cincang halus
moitie de oignon jaune, emincez /1/2 buah bawang bombay,iris tipis
4 piments, emincez / 4 buah cabe merah,iris tipis,boleh tambah cabe rawit utuh kalau mau pedas, sesuaikan selera
2 cuillère à soupe de soja sale/ 2 sdm tauco
sucré / gula
sel /garam
1 cuillère à soupe de soja sauce sucré /1 sdm kecap manis

Après, vous faites :

  1. sautez l’ail et l’oignon jaune jusqu’a vouz les sentez bon, en suite rajoutez les piments. /tumis bawang putih & bawang bombay hingga harum, lalu masukkan cabe.
  2. rajoutez le soja sale et un peu de l’eau./ masukkan tauco, tambah sedikit air.
  3. puis, vouz rajoutez les tofu, le soja sucré, sel et sucré comme vouz voulez. Faites attention avec le soja salé, vouz pouvez faire le tofu trop sale. Laissez les jusqu’a sont bien cuit. /masukkan tahu, tambah kecap, gula, jangan lupa dicicipi. kalau kurang asin baru bubuhi garam, karna tauco sendiri rasanya sudah asin.
    masak hingga bumbu menyerap ke dalam tahu. boleh tambahkan air lebih banyak jika suka yang agak berair. (aku lebih suka yang agak berair)
  4. bon appétit….mangez avec le riz blanc pour le meilleur goût./santap dengan nasi putih hangat...hmmm sedap...

vendredi 28 novembre 2008

Banana Cake

I have an obsession of making this cake. Idid try one day, but it failed. I was too confidence omitted the baking powder :P. But now, i dit it...j'ai le fait....It's so moist.
Voila le recette, I copy paste from David Lebovitz's genius website.

Banana Cake Source : David Lebovitz
1½ cups (210 g) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (I always use Rumford)
½ teaspoon baking soda (tanti : I omitted)
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup (150 g) sugar
2 tablespoons (55 g) melted butter (salted or unsalted)
1 large egg white (tanti : i used 2 whole eggs)
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup (250 ml) banana puree, made from about 2 very ripe medium-sized bananas
½ cup (125 ml) sour cream, regular or low-fat (I used fromage blanc)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup (60 g) chocolate chips or 3 tablespoons (30 g) cocoa nibs

Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) square pan and line the bottom with a sheet of parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350F (180 C).

1. Sift together in a bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix in the sugar.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, egg white, egg, banana puree, sour cream, vanilla and espresso, if using.

3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in the wet ingredients with a spatula until almost mixed. Add in the chocolate chips or cocoa nibs and stir until just combined, but don't overstir: stop when any traces of flour disappear.

4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until the center feels lightly-springy and just done.

5. Cool on a baking rack.

Storage: This cake will keep well for 3-4 days, or can be frozen, wrapped in plastic wrap, for a few months.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Almost every day I spoil my eyes by browsing at One day my eyes stucked on this one great picture and browsed directly to the site here.
For me, it's perfect for side dish, or if just in case you want to eat something in one rainy day ;)...
It's really easy and simple to make, and we don't need a lot of ingredients also.
The taste? cheesy...

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Source :
  • 9-10 small baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 3-4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste (kmrn aku pakai merica bubuk biasa)
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (aku gak pake)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil a large pot of water and boil the potatoes for 4-5 minutes. Remove from water and let cool. Once cooled, slice into quarters and combine with olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper as well as the Parmesan. Mix thoroughly and place in a baking dish that has been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Place into the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and taste, re season with sea salt, cracked pepper, or garlic powder if needed. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

jeudi 27 novembre 2008

Pepes Ayam (Event "Masak Bareng")

Since I read this post at Ayin's blog about "Masak Bareng" or Let's Cook Together" if we can say it in English, I promised to my self to join this event. Okay, then here we are, my first entry for the event.

I like to eat any kind of "pepes", emmmm, let say "steamed food inside the banana leaves". We can do this recipe to fish, tofu, chicken, prawn, tempe, or even salted fish."
Usually I use this recipe for prawn and scallops since my husband doesn't like chicken. But, why don't we give it a try for chicken. It must be yum yum also....I cooked this last night, then directly took a picture of it.

Friends...come with me to the kitchen, let's "Masak Bareng" with this month menu : "Pepes Ayam".
(i got this recipe from my mum and modified by me)

Ingredients :

4 piece of chicken, drum stick & breast part
3 shallots
2 garlics
2 candle nut
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 slice of galangal (i use galangal powder 1 tsp)
1 lemon grass (use only the white part)
5 lemon leaves, chopped
1 branch of celery, chopped
1 branch of chives or bay leaves (in Indonesia : daun bawang), chopped
5 red chilis, chopped (if you like, i didn't use it)
3 tbsp thick coconut milk (i used Kara)
2 tbsp coconut grated
how to cook :
1. smashed the shallots,garlics & candlenuts with food processor or blender (me, i used mini mortar & pestle).
2. in on bowl, put together the shallots mixture with other ingredients, mix it well.
3. mix in the chicked. strir again, and set aside for about 15 minutes.
4. prepare the banana leaves. since i didn't have it here, i used alumunium sheets.
5. wrapped 1 piece of chicked with the ingredients mixture. do the same direction for all chicked. yesterday, since i have leftover tofu, i put some with the chicken.
6. steam them for about 30 minutes.
7. hmmm...ready to enjoy with warm white rice and sambal.

mercredi 19 novembre 2008

Les Pâtes

Ce recette est trés simple.

Nous avons besoin de juste 15 minutes, en suite tout a fait.

J’ai profité bien le soleil ce matin. Ma fille et moi, nous avons mange a la terrace. Mmm..c’etait vraiment genial.

Allez, on trouve le recette au sous :

Les Pâtes

Pour ça, on a besoin de :

- les pâtes (macaroni)

- ail

- basilic

- sel

- persillade

- tomate kechup

- parmesan

Direction :

- faire bouilir les pâtes dans la caserole (15 minutes)

- après, melanger les pâtes avec tous les ingredients

- les pâtes est prêt a manger :)

samedi 25 octobre 2008

Butter Cookies

Comment ca va? ca fait une semaine je n'ai pas ecrit ici. Alors, je vous partage un recette facile et sample mais bon. Les biscuit s'appelle "Butter Cookies". J'adore le goute. Vous voulez essayer?
J'ai trouve le recette (en indonesie) ici.
mais, le recette origine (en anglais) vouz pouvez cliquer ici.

lundi 20 octobre 2008

devoir francais#1

j'apprends la lecon de francais a Cannes Universite chaque Mardi. la lecon a commence la derniere semaine. j'ai un devoir deja. Le devoir est racontrer une experience choquante quand je suis arrive ici pour la premiere fois. alors, voici mon devoir :
Des problemes du nom et prenom, nous avons ete a l'aeroport d'Amsterdam. a l'accueil d'immigration, le monsieur la
,a doute le statut de naiya, est qu'elle vraiment notre fille ou non? parce qu'elle nom est different de son papa. elle s'appelle Naiya Safiyya, tous sont prenom,pas de nom. mon mari s'appelle Raras Wirasto, son prenom est Raras et son nom est Wirasto. alors, pour le monsieur c'est bizzare. mais, en Indonesie c'est normal. la, ce n'est pas probleme que nous n'avons pas le nom. moi, par exemple, j'ai juste le prenom, Restianti. c'est tout, point.
allez,, n
ous n'avons pas pu passer. oh la nous fait nerveux. mon mari, il a montre toutes les fichiers/papiers a ce monsieur. notre extract de marie,l'extract de naissance de naiya,la carte de famille. voila...apres, nous avons passe l'immigration. quelle horreur pour nous!!

qu'est que vous allez trouver dans mon blog?

salut tout le monde!!
mon blog est nouveau. j'ecris comme je veux. j'aime faire la cuisine, faire des photos,apprendre le francais et voyager. donc, vous allez les trouver. j'ecris aussi au sujet de naiya, ma fille.
n'hesitez pas laisser des commentaires. ca
me fait plaisir, bien sur.
a tout de suite.....