Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Finally Raining and KBB's Task..

Thanks...God, finally rain is come ....



Tik..tik..tik...bunyi hujan diatas genting.
Airnya turun tidak terkira.
Cobalah tengok dahan dan ranting.
Pohon dikebun basah semua.



I passionated about baking, I tried many recipe from internet, join a foodie group and mailing list. One of my foodie club is Klub Berani Baking, founded by Arfi of Homemade.

Anyway...I'm just finished bake cheese biscuit, when rain was come. This is a 6th challange of Klub Berani Baking, hosted by Regina of Wajan Panci.


It was my first attempt making cheese biscuit, no eggs needed but this recipe calls canneyene pepper. I used chilli powder instead of cayenne pepper, also use cheedar cheese.


I made half of recipe, and it turn nine large biscuit which is the taste similar with kaastengels. But the diffrent thing is this biscuit used black sesame seed.


My elder son, really loved this biscuits even I put chilli pepper inside. When he bite the hot part, then he asked me to give him ice tea

Cheese Biscuits

Source: Vogue Australia: Wine and Food Cookbook.

225g grated mature cheese

125g butter

125g flour

cayenne pepper to taste

sesame seeds


With finger tips, mix together cheese, butter, flour and cayenne pepper until mixture forms a mass. Butter a biscuit tray. Make small balls of the dough. Roll some in sesame seeds and press on tray, placing them fairly far apart as they will spread while cooking. (We have pressed walnuts on some of the biscuits and, for a colour contrast, some chopped pistachio nuts). Bake biscuits in pre-heated oven 180C for 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Happy Baking ..!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Let's Breakfast !

Talking about breakfast, in our family have a breakfast is a must. It has to be quick, easy, healthy and light. My yougest son is little bit choosy when it comes to foods.



So I ussualy prepare some light breakfast like bread and sometimes I put any kind of fruit just for variation and my two boys loved it.

The day before, my boys asked me, if I could buy some american cherry for their breakfast today.


Well, for today we have granola cookies too. As ussual I used up my half large packed granola for making cookies.

I made the cookies the day before and those cookies still chewy and the taste was good. I got the recipe from internet. Ohhh my...google always save me :P


If you want to try it, here is the recipe :

Bite Size Granola Cookies
Source : recipestips.com

Container: ungreased baking sheet
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serving Description: Makes approximately 2½ to 3½ dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookie.

3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup granular sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water or apple juice
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granola cereal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and water. Beat until well combined. Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and raisins. Stir by hand until well combined.
3. Drop rounded teaspoon sized lumps of cookie dough onto cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet before removing.

Tip: If using granola cereal that contains raisins, use 2½ cups of cereal.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

In a Lazy Summer Day

Last time I sat in Starbuck cafe was about 10 years ago. It was happy time, with friends, did girly talks but the visit to the cafe couple days ago was different. It is in Kitasenri shopping mall, not too far from my home. I came with my husband, the kids were at school. A quite time for two of us, at last.




I ordered a cup of Caramel Coffe with Cream on top, a cup of Mango Fruit Punch and a slice of Mango sponge cake. It is not the cheapest but not the most expensive as well. To enjoy the cozy, peaceful space and getaway from hot and humid osaka weather, you have to pay at least one thousand yen. Fair price for such delicious amenities.


It was still early, about 10 in the morning, so the cafe is only half full. Many had their breakfast, read newspaper, or simply chat with their friends.


Starbuck cafe is not just average cafe, they also offer lifestyle. So along with variety of coffe drinks and cake and pastries, they also sell brand merchandise like mug, coffee marker, coffee pot and of course the well-known Starbuck souvenirs.


The cafe also provides promotion CD with player for some light jazz and easy listening artist, just like in the music CD store. Also, book for children. So perhaps, next time I should take the kids. They might start the brawl in the cafe, but they can read the book instead and enjoyed the thirst quencher, fruit punch.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bread of The Day





Today, I made a bread for my two boys. Found a bread recipe from Vania's blog.


I've never made Roti Sobek ( the bread's name)before. It was a long long time ago I had that bread. In my home country I always bought Roti Sobek at bread store which close to my parent in law's house. The store made many kind of bread and served fresh from the oven.


Not so easy to made that bread. I did't have bread mixer which can helped me to mix a bread dough. It took much time just to mix dough and waiting the dough rising. Well..maybe I used wrong yeast..


Finally I made my own bread, and the taste was good. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe !

Enjoy ....!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oatmeal's Day and Tag

Reading Fitri's blog entry about scones, gave me idea to use up my half-pack oatmeal. After googling for some oatmeal recipe idea, finally, I found two. The first one is for cookie and the other one is for scone.

So finally I made scones with raisin. Taste was very good and quickly, the cookies were finished by my hungry army soldier.




By the way, I've got tagged from Dita of Yummy and Dwiana of My Adventure of Cooking Diary (thanks gilrs :D), to show my best 10 foodie picture. Ehmmm...I don't think that my picture is the best but I would picked 10 of them which are my favorite.

Photography has become more than a hobby, it is a way to reflect and release my stressfull life in foreign country. You can imagine living in a country where you speak little of the local language. It is like living in prison. So photography and blogging can outreach far wider world, where many people may understand my language.

I met, blogger from many country most of them are Indonesian and we have same hobby, photography. Well...from them I learned how to take photos. Thanks...


Ok...to rolling this tag, I would like to pass it to my friends :
1. Ira
2. Ayin
3. Rita
4. Anne
5. Nana


Enjoy Girls :D

Thursday, July 17, 2008



また あえる の 日
たのしい み に しています
おげんき で

Monday, July 14, 2008

Snack's Time

My family loves to eat any kind of snacks. Everyday, there has to be a plate of cakes or a bowl of cookies ready on the dinner table. Usually, I make cookies or cake or something savoury like fritters. My two little kids however, love to eat cookies.



I have to be creative in serving new kind of cookies everytime. So what is the solution ? Of course, google !


Googling new recipe for cookie. There are tons of cookie recipe in the internet. Not all taste good, but we have to try the recipe to find out. Some of them has become my favourite recipes.

For instance, banana chocolate chips cookie. The kids love the chocolate chip cookie. I got the recipe from Vania, and also from Dita dan Foni who verified that this is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookie. So, I have made it and I think it is best with ice chocolate.


Yesterday, I tried this recipe again, but this time, I used wheat fluor instead of regular flour. I also used raisin in the place of chocolate. They sill taste very very good !


If you are interested, please check Vania's or Dita's or Foni's blog for the recipe. Happy snacking !

Friday, July 11, 2008


It is summer now ! For me it is like nightmare, very hot and humid here. When summer come, sometimes we went to the park near our apartement. Riding a bicycle just enjoyed greeneries.







Have a nice weekend everyone ..!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Home Food Photography #3 : Studio

When I read announcement of Home Food Photography event at Dita's blog, which this month's theme is "Studio", I really want to join even recently I'm little bit lazy to update my blog. This is the third event of Home Food Photography.

By the way, I just want to show you my humble studio :D so please don't imagine I have a fancy studio with all pro equipments. My studio is just a chair by the window so I don't need artificial light, just use daylight from the window and I use curtain for background.

Well, I am new to photography, still many things to learn. Please fell free to leave me any comments. I am sure they will make me better and better.

For the stories, I will write in Bahasa Indonesia :D

And the stories...


Pagi-pagi sarapan, masih ada sisa macaroni panggang kemaren, lumayan ga usah bikin lagi itu sarapan. Gue pake bumbu jadi kiriman dari temen. Enak banget ga usah susah-susah masak lagi :D


Semuanya gue campur jadi satu terus dikasih keju mozarella yang banyak. Dikasih topping udang saos teriyaki sisa bentou anak gue. Iya biasanya gue sekalian masak banyak buat makan siang dirumah, selain buat bentou.


Nah siangnya gue mesti ke kelas bahasa, tapi makkk hari ini panasss bangettt...edun deh, abis pulang dari kelas bahasa jam 12 siang yang panas mentereng gue sempetin deh ke Mister Doughnut, lagi ada discount buat donat yang kita suka. Di gerai itu, keliatannya semua donat di panggang jadi bukan di goreng kayak biasanya.


Gue suka donatnya karena lembut banget, rasanya juga macem-macem. Menurut gue sih rasanya rada ajaib, kadang ada rasa mochi, rasa kacang merah tapi enak-enak sih. Nah kebetulan hari ini donat isi vla yang kita suka lagi diskon, dari 105 Yen jadi 80 Yen. Lumayan buat ganjel perut siang-siang :P.

Gue beli rasa strawbery sama mangga. Penampakannya emang ga kayak donat yang ada bolongnya di tengah, ini kayak cake biasa tapi teksturnya kayak donat. Yang asik lagi, kita dapet point kalo sering beli, dan berhadiah pula...qiqiqiqi..



Btw, semua foto diatas gue ambil di studio "odong-odong" gue, yaitu kursi lipet kayu, buku buat ganjel, selembar styrofoam sama maenan puzzle anak gue yang gue lapisin alumunium foil buat reflektor.

Yang terpenting sih objek difoto deket jendela (spot favorit), karena gue dapet banyak cahaya dari situ yang ga bisa gue dapet dari spot laen. Well...itu sedikit cerita tentang studio gue :D..seneng juga kalo bisa tau studio temen-temen yang laen...:P

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


It is just coincidence when Mindy talked about her special and delicious nutella cupcake because last weekend I found my favourite nutella in a supermarket not to near my home.


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It sounds strange, but here you can not find nutella in any supermarket. It has to be in rather big supermarket with imported food section.


My family loves nutella. It soon becomes number one choice for breakfast. It has been long time since we had bread with nutella spread. There is always room for another slice of bread with nutella.. yam..yam..yam...


PS. Sori cuma bla..bla...:P, lama2 blog gue jadi tempat curhat :P

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's Summer

It's very hot today.....fhuuiiifff...like in the steamer. Well... recently I'm little bit lazy to update my blog, not in the mood to taking picture. Just browsing some recipes through internet.


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Still lazy to update my blog :(, I'm just eating while browsing some recipes :P...


Yayyy.... never forget cold ocha, best for summer day...


Still keep coconut-banana pudding, I made yesterday...




Happy Summer Day....!!