Sunday, 25 May 2008


This was special request by my bf. He likes Konyaku very much. That weekend we were walking around the plaza semanggi with no specific place we want to visit. Then I thought walking around the supermarket shelves is more fun. I think this also happends to others who love to bake and cook, AM I RIGHT?? hehehehehe...

You know... MAN!! 5 minutes walking around in the supermarket feels like an hour already :p We brought home only kiwi, strawberry, packets of jelly, and milk. It was strawberry day, after reaching his home we made ourselves strawberry shake and strawberry, kiwi konyaku. Hm.. freshen up after long walk wondering the mall *hihihi*

Telur Balado (Chili Fried Eggs)

I don't remember exactly when this becomes my routine every Saturday. You know what?? I cook every Saturday for my family. It's like their habit to ask "what's your gonna cook tomorrow?". The same question pops up every Friday night where I usually stay until late and catch up with my little brother. Take my mom to the market every Saturday morning also has became my routine. Since it becomes my routine I was too busy preparing and cooking, very seldom it crosses my mind to take pictures for this blog. I am the type who does things slow and neat, that's why no time to take pictures *hihihi* Everytime I have to rush to finish.

I cooked this dish weeks ago and already had the second round last week *hahaha* I finally realized that preparing a meal for the family is not as easy as you thought. It can be a headache just thinking what to cook the next morning, although I am only a part-timer, the Saturday Chef *hahaha* It's my new title :p The Indonesian called this dish "Telur Balado", meaning... Chili Fried Eggs (I guess this describes it *hehehe*).

Telur Balado
(My simple way recipe)


1kg Eggs, boiled and peeled

Ground ingredients:
250g Chilies (more if like it hot)
7 Red onions
4 cloves of garlic
a thin slice of shrimp paste (Indonesia known as Terasi)
1 Tomato

How to:

1. Heat medium amount of oil in frying pan. Using a knife slightly cut around the surface of eggs and fry until slightly brown. Set aside.

2. Heat few tablespoons of oil and add in the ground ingredients. Keep stiring until fragrant. Add salt, sugar, and a little bit of vinegar to your taste. Lastly put in fried eggs and stir until all eggs well covered in the chili paste. Ready to serve.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Strawberry Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting

I was planning to make this cake for my little niece for her 6th birthday, so I thought of trying it first so I won't make mistake when I actually making the birthday cake. She's a big fan of STRAWBERRY. Anyhow, the cake was delicious just the frosting is too sweet, although I have followed what vania said to less the sugar. Next time, I must again reduce the sugar. However, my sister already panic when she tried the cake. SWEET, SWEET, and SWEET, that's all what I have heard the whole day from all relatives who tried. Then, I passed the decision to her either to make or to buy. She decided to buy :( instead of trusting my inexperience in modifying recipe *hehehe* It was a right decision :) Above of all, the cake was yummy...just need to cut less the sugar for those who are not sweet eater like us :p By the way, if you compare my cake to vania's, my cake is less pinky as hers. What has been the different?? I followed exactly what's in the recipe.

Strawberry Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting
Source: vania (v-recipes)

Strawberry Cupcakes
makes 1 dozen

2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 large egg, room temperature

2 large egg whites, room temperature

'Sprinkles' Strawberry Frosting

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.

2. Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.

4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.

5. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.

6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.

Strawberry Frosting
Makes enough for 1 dozen cupcakes

1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold

Pinch of coarse salt

3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted (reduce to 2 cups)

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners' sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.
Source : Martha Stewart website

Singaporean style BBQ Pork Slices

I got the recipe from "Deborah's multiply" Thanks for the recipe, now I can make my own Singaporean Style BBQ Pork Slices with minimum budget instead of getting from Bee Cheng Hiang *hihihi* This recipe is TOP, taste really delicious even you only serve it with steam rice. My aunties also said it was really delicious and they asked me for the recipe right away after testing it :) For me and bf, we like it spicy so next time I would add in few spoons of chilli powder. Hope it tastes even better for the spicy food lovers.

Singaporean Style BBQ Pork Slices
Source: Deborah


1 lb (500 gram) minced pork with fats

1 1/2 tbsps fish sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar (too sweet, less to half of the portion should be okay)

3/4 tsp chinese 5 spice

1/4 tsp merica

1 tbsp chinese cooking wine

1 tbsp minyak goreng *I thought this was for greasing the pan :p but it turned out just as delicious as Deborah's .. I guess...hehehe*


1. Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl.

2. Line 16x10 inci baking sheet with aluminium foil, grease with cooking oil.

3. Scoop in the meat mixture on the baking sheet and spread evenly and thin on the baking sheet. It should be like a thin sheet.

4. Heat the oven to 175C, bake for 25 minutes, take out from the oven and cut into 16 slices, slip it over and bake again for another 25 minutes.

Sausage Disaster

Oh..NO! I missed APRIL :( Didn't realize until today, too late already. I was going to last week but the internet connection was down. Today, I finally post all what I have done back in the kitchen for these few weeks *hihihi* But have nothing to tell although I have stories behind those dishes :( *I'm not in the mood today, someone has just messed my day, weekend, ggrrrhhh...* I'll just post my sausage disaster then. The recipe was taken from "mamistella". Girls, not as easy as you thought of..believe me. After hours of struggling with sausage casing and it got me nearly to give up *hehehe* least I tried. And one more thing that complete the disaster was I just used minced beef *OH NO....* yes, you can imagine the taste of my sausage :p However, I'm sure what "cik stella" done with her sausage was a successful and delicious, I myself is now thinking to get those from her a.k.a BUY *hehehe* HEY, ...look! I've written my story, Guess I have my mood back *hehehe* For recipe, please refer to her multiply (