Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bakpao/Steamed Bun

This steamed bun or Bakpao can be filled with meat or vegetarian fillings. I found special bun flour in Asia Store and thought to try with mung beans paste as fillings. Bakpao with beef filling can be seen here.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Kolak Pisang/Sweet Plantains in Coconut milk

Plantains/Banana plantains or Pisang Tanduk are very close relative of banana. The fruit looks exactly like normal banana but longer, larger and often cooked before eaten. It´s highly nutritious, good source of potassium, vit A, C and energy booster. Use plantains with yellow or black skin. In this stage, it would become ripe. Plantain is cooked in various ways ( boiled, fried etc), served as a side dish, snacks or as a dessert.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tomato Soup

A bowl of tomato soup for a cold day. Though, it´s better to use fresh tomatoes than a pack of concentrated tomato juice. But, just make it simple, quick and easy :)


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sate Ikan/Rolled Fish and Vegetable Soup

My Mom often makes this Sate Ikan/Rolled Fish for the Family. Today, I really miss her cooking and try to make it for our early morning breakfast. Normally, we have toast bread for our breakfast. My youngest son isn´t feeling well. He got influenza, so I think a bowl of soup is good for him. He made me smile when he said:"Mama, I still want this for dinner!".

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kaastengels /Cheese Shortbread Cookies

For the best result, the choice of cheese is important to make Kaastengels. Use old/matured cheese/alt Käse like Gouda or Edam. Don´t forget to add pinch of salt if using unsalted butter. 

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Just a simple Tiramisu recipe without alkohol and egg yolks, but the taste is still good!. I posted the Tiramisu recipe in Bahasa Indonesia here. My children really like it. Forget diet for a while.....

500 g Mascarpone Italiano
1-2 packs löffel biskuits/lady-fingers
120 g sugar
200 g schlagsahne/whipped cream
1 sachet sahnesteif/sahnefest
3 teaspoons coffee+ 200 ml hot water
50 g grated Dark Cooking Chocolate
2 egg yolks ( I omitted this)
cocoa powder, as required

Friday, September 7, 2007

Apple-Bread Pudding

Unser imbiss gives me an idea what to do with my leftover breads before they´re going to be expired. Of course, you can make it not only due to expire date. I´ve added sultanas/raisins and mixed vanilla+ground cinnamon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Kering Tempe/Spicy fried Tempeh

Kering Tempe/spicy fried Tempeh are often served with nasi kuning/yellow rice, nasi Langgi, nasi uduk or even only with steamed rice as side dishes.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Gründkohl/Kale-Beef Curry

Kale/Gründkohl, considered to be one of the most highly nutrious vegetables with powerful antioxidant properties, is very high in beta carotene, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin and reasonably rich in calcium (source: Wikipedia).
What and where antioxidant can be found here.
I planted the seeds of Gründkohl/Kale in my little garden on March´07. Today, one of great joys is to pick the leaves and cook them in my kitchen. I just feel good! I made easy and fast Gründkohl-Beef Curry by using Instant curry seasoning mix. The taste of Gründkohl/Kale is almost similar with Cassava leaves or called daun singkong in Bahasa Indonesia.