Saturday 29 December 2012

Kue Satru Tepung Ketan

This is another traditional cookies. People around Boja district at Kendal, near my house, usually make it for a celebration, such as Eid El Fitr or Christmas. They do not familiar with nastar, kastengel or gingerbread cookies in festive season but this.

It is such a simple cookie. We need only 3 ingredients to make it : glutinous rice, coconut sugar, and air kapur sirih (lime stone water?). Besides, we don't need an oven or steamer, because it is cooked by the sun. Interesting, right?

By reading the ingredients we can predict how this cookie is: firm, grainy and sweet. We need some really good teeth to eat it, far different with buttery modern cookies :)

Flaxseed bread

Actually, this bread was just the usual sweet bread. We could use whatever bread recipe or method we like. I only substituted 5% of the flour with flaxseed meal. So, if the amount of the flour in the recipe is 500 gr then I  use 25 gr flaxseed meal and 475 gr flour. 

Monday 17 December 2012

100% peanut butter

One day, Rachel harvested peanuts at her school. She brought home a hand full and asked me, 
what can we do with peanuts? 
Well, we can roast it or fry it, then use it for peanuts sauce or peanuts cookies, I said.
Or for sprinkling the doughnut, she added. 
I nodded.
Or peanut butter, she said loudly.
She smiled.
I want it for peanut butter, mom...

Kue/cookies Manado

This is not so popular kue or cookies among Indonesian foodie blogger, I only found 2 people posted about this kue/cookies, bunda twins kitchen and Ayu from NCC Medan. Twins kitchen called this, kuker (kue kering or cookies) manado while Ayu called it kue manado. Is it really a traditional kue in Manado, North Sulawesi? 

This is a simple kue/cookies, with ingredients that are already available in the kitchen and with no mixer needed.  The taste is so unique, which sweet and savoury comes together in harmony, just like the jadah tempe. First bite, we can taste the sweet of sugar and marie biscuits then another bites comes the savoury of the fried shallots. Different from cookies we usually have but still pretty nice... ^^

Thursday 13 December 2012

Crepes with Sauteed Bananas and Chocolate

Please don't laugh at me that I shared this... ^^
I just wanted a light breakfast this morning... Found a very simple yet super delicious crepe from martha stewart's website. Enjoying it so much, my children also wanted some in their school snackboxes :)

Sunday 9 December 2012

Putu ayu ketan hitam

Perhaps this putu ayu ketan hitam (black glutinous rice with coconut steamed cake) recipe is a must for Indonesian foodie blogger... Wherever I blog walking to Indonesian food blogs I found it there... All said that this cake is yummy. And they are true! I tried it this weekend, and it turned out beautiful, moist and tasteful :)

Sunday 2 December 2012

Homemade strawberry jam

Finally, I can make my own strawberry jam. Got the recipe from wendyinkk, it is so simple with ingredients which are easily found around. No pectin, no coloring and no preservative added. I made half the recipe (but reduce the sugar) yesterday.  It turned out so good, really shop-bought jam alike, even better in its taste I believe. I really like this recipe, it is a keeper! 

Bye bye shop-bought strawberry jam ... ha ha