Thursday, August 6, 2009

SLF Special Edition "The Beauty of Red and White"

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The month of August has always been the special month for Indonesia because in this month the Indonesian regained their independence from the colonists, partly due to the brave citizens of Indonesia who fought the wars aggressively and with perseverance.

To commemorate the Indonesian independence this year, Still Life Food (SLF) Photography club is proposing an event of still life and still life food photography with the theme “The Beauty of Red and White”.

This event is going to be held on August 3 until August 31, 2009, in which the event is open to all member and non-member of SLF, citizen and non-citizen of Indonesia.

The criteria of participating in this event is as follow:

1. Photo submitted must have the theme “The Beauty of Red and White” with the object of the photo must be related to culinary point of view, either it be food or non-food related objects.

2. Send your entry to this email: with the following details:

Your name:
Your blog's name:
Your location:
The URL of the post containing the photograph :
Attach one of your best pictures in JPG format, 500pxls in width

Photos that are submitted will be judged by a team of juries who have expertise in photography in general and food photography in particular. Here they are:

1. Prio Adhi Setiawan of "Priotography"
2. Leemei Tan of "My Cooking Hut"
3. Peter G of "Souvlaki for the soul"
4. Thorsten Kraska of "My2Penn’orth"
5. Oezank Setia Nugraha of "Oezank Photography"

Concept: The judges are looking for a photo that can convey the theme visually and uniquely that can captivates and inspires the audiences right away. Any clever or fresh idea to represent the red and white in the composition is greatly sought after.

Edibility: The judges are looking for an enticing and engaging photo that tempts people's sense of smell and taste, in other words, the photo must be a drool-worthy photo in visual context.

Aesthetics: The judges are looking for terrific composition, lighting, focusing, styling, clarity and color, and direct relevance to the theme.

Originality: The judges are looking for interesting image that catch their attention. A “WOW” image that we haven’t seen it before.

We will also be looking for an “Overall Winner” to whoever gets the most highest points in all combined categories.

HOST PICK is another bonus! :)

Photos that are coming in will be accessible for viewing in the "The Beauty of Red and White" gallery which will be updated daily. Click the image below for viewing.

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Let us enliven this event by sending us your best “The Beauty of Red and White” photo!

SLF Administrators

Host entry:

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NOTE: Any further question please leave your note on the comment box below. And do not leave your Link posting here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

KBB #12 : Cheese Souflle

A soufflĂ© is a light, fluffy, baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflĂ© is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means "to blow up" or more loosely "puff up" — an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites.
Source : Wikipedia


Cheese Souffles

Sumber: The Perfect Cookbook by David Herbert. Penguin Books Australia Ltd 2003.

  • 100g unsalted butter / mentega tawar

  • ½ cup plain (all-purpose) flour / tepung terigu

  • 300ml milk / susu

  • 1 cup grated cheddar / cheddar parut

  • 2 Tbs / sdM freshly grated parmesan / parmesan parut

  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard / mustard Dijon

  • pinch / sejumput cayenne pepper

  • 4 eggs / telur, separated / pisahkan

Cheese Souflle

Directions/Cara Pembuatan:

Preheat the oven to 190C (375F, Gas Mark 5). Grease and lightly flour six ½-cup-capacity souffle dishes.

Panaskan oven suhu 190C (375F, Gas Mark 5). Minyaki/olesi mentega dan taburkan tepung loyang souffle dengan kapasitas ½ cup sebanyak 6 buah.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually add the milk and whisk continuously over medium heat until the mixture is smooth, thickens and comes to the boil. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Lelehkan mentega di panci kecil dengan api kecil. Tambahkan tepung lalu masak sambil diaduk-aduk selama 1 menit. Tambahkan susu sedikit demi sedikit dan whisk terus menerus dengan api sedang hingga adonan lembut, mengental dan mendidih. Biarkan dingin sejenak selama 5 menit.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the cheddar, parmesan, mustard and cayenne pepper. Mix well.

Pindahkan adonan ke dalam mangkuk dan masukkan keju cheddar, parmesan, mustard dan cayenne pepper. Aduk rata.

Cheese Souflle

Lightly beat the egg yolks and add these to the cheese mixture. Mix well.

Kocok ringan kuning telur dan masukkan ke dalam adonan keju. Aduk rata.

With an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until firm peaks form. Fold a quarter of the whites through the cheese mixture to slacken it slightly, then gently fold through the remaining whites.

Kocok putih telur menggunakan electric mixer hingga mencapai firm peak. Masukkan seperempat adonan putih telur ke dalam adonan keju untuk sedikit 'melemaskan' adonan, lalu masukkan sisanya perlahan.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared dishes and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until risen and golden. Don't be tempted to open the oven until the souffles have risen. Serve immediately.

Sendokkan adonan ke dalam loyang yang sudah disiapkan lalu panggang selama 20-25 menit, atau hingga mengembang naik dan kecoklatan. Jangan tergoda untuk membuka oven sebelum souffles betul-betul sudah mengembang/naik. Hidangkan segera.

Note : Kenapa pas keluar oven cepet banget ya mingpesnya...arrrrghhhhhh...