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 :)