Siomay Abang-abang (Street Vendor Siomay)

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Dip and Sauce, Featured, Fish and Shellfish, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Modified Culinary | 0 comments

The story began when a little boy lose his appetite. Bibu’s trying hard to cook something special so his appetite will rise again. It started with Pfannkuchen, then Bubur Ayam, following by Burger and some more until one day he said: “Bibu, I want to eat siomay abang-abang”. When he said abang-abang, means I have to make the one with more tapioca flour than the fish. By the way, abang-abang is a male street vendor. Then, the story continued by me searching for the recipe, but nothing is really interest me. Actually I once posted the recipe of street vendor siomay in Multiply (MP), but since MP is shutdown and I didn’t back up all my recipes there, so… nothing. One thing I remembered is this siomay must be rubbery (hence the big amount of tapioca flour). Luckily, I...

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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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Donauwelle – My Craving Cake

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Cake and Cookies, Dessert, European Culinary, Featured, Modified Culinary | 10 comments

Donauwelle was one of my craving foods during my pregnancy last two year. It was the main cause I gained 17kgs during my pregnancy. Yup! All my friends were jealous when I told them that I increased 8kgs up to the 7th months. I was carried away then loosing my control by baking this dangerously yummy cake twice (sometimes thrice) per week during the last two months of my pregnancy period. But never mind, I really enjoyed those days 😉 The recipe below is the best one after trying various recipes I got from the internet. The dough, the vanilla pudding and the ganache are just perfect. When you follow the direction and use the correct ingredients, you’ll get the ideal donauwelle even on your first try. Believe me, some of my friends had tried it and got success....

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