Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Madeleine! (French cake)

Yap!Yap! Some of you might be weird to hear the name, same as me. Madeleine basically a shell shaped- soft cake. It taste sweet, but you can reduce the sugar amount a bit. I saw this many recipe in youtube then found the title "Hospitality-Madeleine recipe".. I see the video and he make the easiest and simple one than the other.

Some sources, including the New Oxford American Dictionary, say madeleines may have been named for a 19th century pastry cook, Madeleine Paulmier, but other sources have it that Madeleine Paulmier was a cook in the 18th century for Stanisław Leszczyński, whose son-in-law, Louis XV of France, named them for her. The Larousse Gastronomique offers two conflicting versions of the history of the madeleine. Madeleines were chosen to represent France in the Café Europe initiative of the Austrian presidency of the European Union, on Europe Day 2006. (
So an easy cake recipe with incredible history, make me fell to make this cake.

1/2 cup sugar
1 egg (use about 80 g egg- Indonesian: telur ayam negri/ omega)
3 oz. unsalted -room temperature-butter (85 grams)
1/2 cup all purpose-flour (shifted) and someto spread on the pan
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make:
1. Put sugar in the mixer bowl

2. Crack the egg inside the bowl then shimmer with hand whisker above the boiling water (this method often called: au ban marie), until hot (about 30 seconds)--> DON'T STOP whisking or it will become scrambled egg >_<. This process is to make the madeleine puff.
3. Then put the bowl in the mixer (use hand mixer if you don't have a stand mixer), and use the whisk shape utensil. Mix it until at least double in volume do this as long as it needs


4. Put in the butter and mix in high speed until soft for a few seconds

5. Add the flour and mix it on low speed for a few seconds then increase to medium speed

6. Add the vanilla extract and mix it on low speed

7. Spray the madeleine pan in the cavity evenly, with the butter/ spraying oil for baked if you use non stick or sticky pan then spread evenly the flour and flip the pan so the excess flour removed. Just skip this part if you have silicone pan like me.

8. I use big madeleine pan, so I use 1 scoop dough and no need to flattened it because it will melt in the oven

9. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degree Fahrenheit (175 degree Celcius)
10. Wait until cool then remove madeleines from the pan. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

White onion sauce dori fish

Hmm.. I could only eat dori fish this time because I can't smell any fishy fish >_<. Well, this recipe might be a bit Indonesian and Italian because the white-ish color for the sauce. I got this recipe firstly from, then I modified it jusstt a bit. I buy the frozen dori fish for a pack (usually consists 4 fillets) about 60-80 thousand in IDR. It has no smell and cooking it is so easy, but be careful it's kinda fragile and sticky to even teflon coated pan. The tenderness is what I like beside the non-smelled fish.


2 dori fish fillet
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
2 tsp salt

1 tbsp butter
half onion (small) or more if you like
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp all purpose flour
200 mL skim milk (any liquid milk)
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp parsley leaf (Indonesian: peterseli)

Garnish (option) :
any vegetables you like
lemon for dressing
How to make:
1. Coat the fish with salt and pepper, lemon juice, and garlic evenly. Marinate for a few minutes.
2. Heat the non-coating pan and melt the butter then fried the marinated fish until it cooked (no transparent meat inside the fish). Set aside
3. For the sauce: stir the onion and garlic until withered (Indonesian: layu) then pour the flour, stir. Pour the milk and cook until thick.
Butter-fried dori-sauce
4. Set the plate with the cooked fillet and vegetables, pour the sauce and garnish with lemon. Enjoy!

Monday, April 16, 2012

SimPLe Grilled Chicken

Woaa after long weekend, I burst my weight..So me n Mr.C decided to go low.. low calories of course! Then chicken is on the plate but with what?

Grilled chicken breat by journey-to-
I buy recipe book from Femina book (Indonesian women magazine; not promoting or copying) and I would love to share this sooo simple recipe: Low fat Pan Grilled Chicken breast!

This recipe made for two and multiply this recipe if you want to make more. Each portion contain  approx.102 calories. ^0^

2 chicken fillet (half chicken and cut into half/ thin slice)
White pepper and salt (I use Nutrisalin brand for diet) just for flavoring
1 tsp low fat margarine/ butter
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (Use for diabetics one if you like)
100 mL water
Pinch (edge of a tea spoon) of nutmeg powder (just a little because it taste bitter)
1 tsp corn starch/ maizena dissolved with little water
Any vegetable to be boiled with salt and saute (stir-fry) using butter (I use zucchini and carrot thin sliced)

How to make:
1. Smear (Indonesian: lumuri) the chicken breast with salt and white pepper

2. melt the margarine on grill pan then cook the chicken until golden brown, set aside

3. Put in the pan (sauce): water, nutmeg, salt,sweet soy sauce. Cook a while, put maizena that already dissolved and cook until thick.

4. Set the chicken breast and vegetable than pour the sauce on top. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thick martabak (Indonesian pancake)

Hm... this recipe always been my favorite since childhood because this recipe has a lot of toppings, like peanuts, sprinkles, cheese spread, and so on. I usually buy it at my Grandma's neighborhood (Pecenongan street on Central Jakarta, Indonesia). You can make it either thin or thick as you like.There are 2 kinds of martabak: the sweet (Martabak Bangka) and the egg-based one.
Egg-based artabak comes from India then Tegal citizen (Central Java) try to make martabak for their living (source: This kind of martabak filled with vegetables and meat with any variaties you can make.
The sweet martabak made in 1965, by the name of martabak San Fransisco, filled with peanuts, sugar, and chocolate fillings. I like the sweet onr and can't wait to make it myself from the starch, yet it's not as easy as I imagine. It needs time to wait for the dough and skill to cook it.
You can use non-stick pan like I do or martabak pan if you have.
I read this recipe from Nursaadah then I add some notes to help you cook better :)

Ingredients: (serve 5 small pieces)
Martabak :
175 g any purpose flour
37.5 g granulated white sugar
2.5 g instant yeast
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 whisked egg

granulated white sugar
sweet condensed milk
chocolate sprinkles
cooked chopped peanuts (any kind)
cooked sesame seeds
butter for spread

1. Mixed flour, sugar, yeast, baking powder, and salt

2. Put in eggs and milk, whisk with low speed hand mixer/ whisk until soft

3. Let the dough for 2 hours until rise

 4. Heat the non-stick pan/ martabak pan, pour the dough (NOTE: for beginner if you using non-stick pan, pour it away from the fire so you can have enough time to spread the dough)

5. Cook until you see some sponge form then spread 1 tbsp granulated white sugar and close the pan with a lid

6. Let it cooked (until there's no wet dough surface) then lift the martabak

7. Spread the martabak with condensed milk then pour chocolate/ peanut and sesame as much as you like

 8. Cut the martabak into half then stack it one another and spread the outer surface with butter

9. Cut and serve as you like.

Monday, April 2, 2012

QUICHE low fat with chicken breast, onion, and parmesan

Today I wanna make quiche, but I forgot to buy brocoli and bacon. SO, this is the first time I create a recipe myself *claps* ^0^. I still have leftover pie crust from making the nutella pie, so I think about making easy menu then I found my pie ceramic baking tray. Tadaa!!!! Then QUICHE it is. I try to make this lowfat .. why? I gotta flat my tummy, so from today until I got my sis-in-law wedding reception over, I won't cook to many sweets or fried foods, EXCEPT any of you comment or request something to make :). This only contains about 200 calories a quarter of 18 cm pan. A great dinner right? The onion also a fat burner veggie and I don't use any oil. Yippiiee! So, check out the fridge and make this one.

1.       Half small onion (thin slice)
2.       80 g cheddar cheese grated or parmesan powdered  (100 g will be salty)
3.       1 tsp salt (not more because it’s gonna be too salty also)
4.       1 tsp white pepper powder
5.       Pie crust
6.       1 chicken breast (cut to small cube)
7.       150 mL skim milk
8.       2 large egg (whisked)


How to make:
1.       Put the pie crust into the baking ceramic pan (any pan could do) and bake it on 180 degree Celcius (350 degree F) for 12-15 minutes until the the crust crunch (Tips: make small holes on the crust so it won’t go up when you bake it)
2.       Mix the egg and milk, then put the rest ingredients for the filling
3.       Put the pie crust + filling and bake until golden brown (insert a toothpick and it has to be set *not wet*)
4.       Serve while it’s hot. Enjoy!

The pie crust

Pie crust and filling

Result !

Sliced quiche
PS: I use electric oven, so I use the lower element first then the upper one to make the quiche golden brown.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

QuiCK Nutella pie with sliced almond

Wewww these days I got rush to make some dessert… School and work is tiring >_<. But I gotta make dessert for my hubby tummy and mine *LOL*. I craved for nutella then I see a recipe from a web then see her made this kinda pie but she bought the ready made. I choose to make the pie from pastry dough that I buy at the bakery supply store. They sold them about 3U$ (21k IDR) and it can be used and done nicely.  This recipe only need 4 ingredienst: BUTTER-PIE CRUST- NUTELLA-SLICED ALMOND (or any topping you like).

How to make:
1.       Defrost the pie crust into room temperature, then cut it with a cup topper from metal (or anything round in a correct size for the baking cup), then put the crust into the buttered baking cup and push it with your fingers until they make wavy edges. -In some stores they have the ready pie crust, so you don't need to bake them again-
2.       Preheat the oven for 10 minutes in 200 degree Celcius. Then put the crust for 12 minutes (as instructed).
3.       Cool down the crispy crust then put the nutella (better to put it inside the pipping bag) on the top and the sliced almond.
4.       Enjoy!


buttered baking cup

make the crust outline

The pie crust

ready to bake puff pastry dough

The nutella pie..TADAAA!!!

PS: This would be a lovely snacks for kids or even adults. If you have guests coming, this would make them addicted. ^0^