Thursday, September 18, 2008

Candil/Sweet Potato in coconut milk & Choco Pudding in Horns



When I was a kid, I love Candil and Kolak Pisang (sweet plaintains in coconut milk) for Iftar in Ramadhan-a month of obligatory daily fasting in Islam. In Ramadhan, our meal habits get different, without intake start from dawn and end with sunset. Dr. Haffejee suggest that in view of long hours fasting we should comsump slow digesting foods including fibre containing foods rather than fast digesting foods ( read more here).

In my home country, I used to buy Candil for Iftar as an appetizer or dessert. Since I´ve been here, I try to make by my own. Sweet Potato or Ubi Jalar is a good dietary fibre, source of vitamin A, B6, C and minerals. It can be prepared in variety of delicious dishes, as a main dish or as a dessert, cooked savoury or sweet. I prefer the sweet one :).
This is my entry for Joy from Fasting to Feasting hosted by Kitchenflavours´ Lubna Karim and Yasmeen.

ingredients:
for sweet potato balls:


500 g sweet potato/ubi jalar
, 100 g glutinuos flour, 100 g tapioca flour
for syrup:
150 g coconut sugar/gula merah, 400 ml water, 200 ml coconut milk, 3 cm cinnamon

directions: Boil sweet potato into enough boiling water. Cook until tender then set aside. Peel and mash potato. Blend the puree with both flour until fairly smooth. Ball puree into small balls. Cook the balls with about 1 liter water until floating to the surface, remove from the heat then drain the water. Meanwhile, cook 400 ml water with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Add cooked sweet potato balls into coconut sugar syrup, bring it to boil then turn the heat down. Pour into coconut milk.

Last week, I brought these snacks for iftar at Indonesian Consulate

Choco pudding in horn puff pastry
ingredients:
1 sachet Schokoladen Pudding/Chocolate Pudding
500 ml milk, 6 tablespoons sugar
1 packet of frozen puff pastry

18 comments:

A.G said...

wah bubure marake pengen...

Kitchen Flavours said...

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Yasmeen said...

Mashallah ,thats a feast for Iftar.

Happy cook said...

When we were small we had hoorn like this with cream sugar filling and with a red cherry on top.

Dwiana P said...

ah asli ... kemarin2 kepikiran bikin candil eh nongol disini Retno. *sambil nyodorin mangkok* :)

Dwiana P said...

ah asli ... kemarin2 kepikiran bikin candil eh nongol disini Retno. *sambil nyodorin mangkok* :)

Lidia Sianturi said...

waaaaaa..rajinnya bikin candil sendiri...anak2 puasanya jd tambah niat ya mbak?
OK, met puasa aja...

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a yummy treats! Wish I could taste them. Btw, I have an award for you. :)

MiNDY said...

akuw nyobain yg choco pudding in horn aja dweh. ga suka candil soalnya

--ambar-- said...

aduh candilnya mengundang mbak retno. nuwun untuk inspirasinya

Judith said...

Aku pingin bubur candil e Jeng Hajjah :D Rajin bener ngglindingi candil ... nyam nyam manis

Foni said...

daku mau ini lohhh..btw napa frozen pastry sheet ku kok udah di thaw masih engga mau lepas satu2 ya mbak?

eliza said...

cocoa horn nya mau dong Ret :) dulu banget, sukanya makan itu horn isinya whipped cream atau custard cream, yummy!

Sheila said...

Kayaknya mbak Retno mesti pindah deket2 aku nih (yang ada akunya yg harus pindah ya...hehehe).
Cakep mbak foto2nya.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

mau mbak candilnyaaaaaa hihihi

mba retno, emailin address ke daku dunk hehe

Elsye said...

candil aku doyannnn bangetttssss :D

Raphaelle Bakes said...

keren loch kerangnya ... mau donk ^_^

Abby said...

aku masih punya sweet potato..pengen bikin bubur candil juga ahh..