Ramadan has gone over half way, sadly. I thought I’d share what I have been cooking in Ramadaan for my family, should you need an inspiration for iftaar menu. Most of the pictures I have posted in halaalife FB and IG hence the captions were derived from. So here’s the compilation:
There are many recipes of Bolu Kukus, a traditional Indonesian steamed cupcakes out there. This particular recipe doesn’t require eggs nor soda water and no electric mixer needed. Many finds Bolu Kukus is a tricky to make. Therefore I would strongly recommend this recipe to get the fluffy texture plus to get the Bolu Kukus crack on top. Or as they call it the Bolu Kukus must “smile” 🙂 Continue reading Indonesian Steamed Cupcakes (Bolu Kukus)→
Tiramisu, the popular Italian dessert is mostly made with kahlua or other liquer. Surprisingly, when I made a little research on tiramisu, initially, the traditional tiramisu (1960s) was made with no liquor.
Siomay derived from China, Shumai, a stuffed dumpling type of dim sum. Chinese Shumai filling is made from non halaal meat, thus in Indonesia it’s substituted with mix of minced prawn/fish and chicken. In Bandung, West Java, siomay containing a minced fish and chicken filling in wonton wrapper served with filled egg, filled tofu, potato, cabbage and bitter gourd (paria). Siomay is served with peanut sauce, a squished of lime and Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce).
Another easy bread recipe that never fails me. Parker House Rolls is originally from the US. I watched a chef in Food Network a good couple years ago making this rolls. Apologize that I can’t quote the original chef as I couldn’t even remember his name. The unique about this Parker House Rolls recipe is that no kneading process is required at all. I think by far, this is the easiest rolls recipe I have ever baked, yet it’s so yummy. I usually pair the rolls with easy chicken or soup. Continue reading Easy Parker House Rolls→
Wanna know what’s my family most favorite dish that I make almost in a weekly basis? It’s Soto Ayam! Soto (Indonesian soup) Ayam (chicken) consists of chicken broth seasoned with some spices including turmeric, served with shredded chicken, veggie, boiled egg and noodle. Eaten with steamed rice, sambal and krupuk plus potato frikkadel or any other condiments… yummm Continue reading Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup (Soto Ayam)→
Kue Sus (Indonesian) or Cream Puff (English) or Choux ala creme (French) is an old school dessert in Asia that has gained its popularity back thanks to some hips kiosks. I haven’t seen anyone sells Cream Puff in Cape Town. Although it’s basically is eclair, only I find the Asian recipe has softer texture to it which I prefer.
Old school way, Kue Sus is filled with custard and dust with icing sugar. Nowadays the filling can be varied from whipped fresh cream to ice cream or savory filing. The topping can be also modified with chocolate etc. Continue reading Kue Sus/Choux/Cream Puff→