Feine Butterplätzchen (Fine Butter Cookies)

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Cake and Cookies, Featured, Having Fun, Kareem, Kitchenette, Milestones, Playground | 0 comments

On his birthday, December 8th, 2014, K learned how to bake cookies on his elementary school preparation project. As K will be 5 years and 7 months on the beginning of the new school calendar, he can join the project. K was very proud of himself that he can make cookies. He came home and gave me the cookies and asked me: “Bibu, do you know what flour is?” Then he started to explain me the process to make cookies from scratch. How to make the dough, how to roll the dough with rolling pin and how to make the form by cookie cutter. Not to forget that he must throw some flour to the working table so the batter will not be sticky. I wish I recorded that moment. The recipe for the cookies I took from my...

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Nastar Keju (Indonesian Pineapple Tart with Cheese)

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Appetizers and Snacks, Cake and Cookies, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette | 0 comments

Recipe and story will be posted...

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Putu Ayu (Indonesian Steamed Coconut Cake)

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Appetizers and Snacks, Cake and Cookies, Dessert, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette | 6 comments

It’s a long overdue post that’s been drafted for ages. I made this Indonesian steamed coconut cake (Putu Ayu) in April, and supposed to be posted on May, but then I had to go abroad for some projects.. and you know the rest of the story 😉 Putu Ayu is one of many traditional cakes in Indonesia that easily found in the traditional market (pasar). This cake is pretty (that’s why it’s called “ayu”), fragrant (from the pandan leaf), “gurih” (from the coconut flakes) and tasty. When I was a kid, I ate this pretty cake by eating the top first and now, my 2y11mos son did the same. Cute isn’t it 😉 Want to try this cake but living abroad? Here is the...

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Macaron by Butterfly on a Rainbow

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Cake and Cookies, Featured, Product Review | 0 comments

Busy is the only reason I have as an excuse for again abandoning this blog. Last two months I had some projects as both food photographer and stylist. I’ll tell you the details in the future (please keep your finger cross for that *LOL*). I believe most of us know about this melt in the mouth confectionery from French, macaron. According to Wikipedia: A macaron (French pronunciation: [makaˈʁɔ̃][1] is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring.[2] The macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone. Though it’s from French, doesn’t mean that you cannot find and buy macaron from the local store in your country, you can! Or if you...

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Kue Lapis (Layer Steamed Cake)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Appetizers and Snacks, Asian Culinary, Cake and Cookies, Dessert, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Modified Culinary | 4 comments

It was in April 2008 when the first time I made this layer steamed cake. I got a big success on my first attempt and posted it here for a Chinese New Year event held on the net. I had a funny story about this cake. Once I brought it for gathering in Bremen and when it’s served, two old women enjoyed eating the cake by pulling it out layer by layer. This way of eating is my way when I was a kid and I believed they did the same when they were smalls 😉 They were so enjoy remembering childhood memory by eating kue lapis that way and they didn’t realized that they completed all the cake 😀 Then when the lunch time coming, some friends who saw my kue lapis searched for it and asked “where...

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Cake and Cookies, Dessert, Featured, Modified Culinary | 21 comments

The recipe of this blueberry cheesecake has been delayed for almost 4 years. For those who’s been readers of my old blog might have known the reason. Although I have not gotten any answer from my friend, I decided to post the recipe as I altered it. After baking this cake several times, I tried to modify the recipe by substituting cream cheese to mascarpone cheese and I never looked back considering the result, it was heavenly delicious! I know for some people especially those who live in Indonesia, changing cream cheese to mascarpone cheese means more cost. Yes, in Indonesia, diary products are expensive hence I did not bake regularly as I used to in Germany. So, if you prefer to have cream cheese instead of mascarpone cheese, do not worry, it was delish too. For the crust,...

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