Archive for November, 2007

Cake Singkong Keju / Cheesy Cassava Cake

Sunday, November 4th, 2007


Yes, I cant wait more than one day to try out my brand new shiny mixer. :D I Cant get this grin out of my face. Two months without baking, that was a real tough time, let me tell ya.

When I find out that they sell frozen grated cassava in the grocery store, I was ecstatic. No more grueling time to grate those cassavas. It is just as simple as defrosting and taking it out of the package. How Wonderful!

I decided to make a simple cake. Since this is my first time to try out my oven, I chose to take it slow: getting to know the oven, that is. There is a special relationship between the oven the baker. No kidding. If you want to get serious in baking, you have got to know your oven. How long does it take to heat up or does it transfer the same amount of heat everywhere (top and bottom). Answers to such questions will help you to create perfect cakes that send wonderful smell miles away.

Happy Baking!

Ingredients (Please scroll down for recipe in Bahasa Indonesia)
6 eggs
275 gr sugar
275 gr flour
1 kg grated cassava
grated cheese
200 gr butter
1/2 tsp salt
vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Butter your pan and sprinkle flour evenly on its inner surface.
Melt butter. Let it cool.
Beat eggs and sugar with your electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy.
Add in flour and grated cassava gradually. Mix well.
Add in grated cheese.
Pour the cooled melted butter and vanilla extract. Beat to combine the mixture.
Pour the dough over the pan.
Bake it for 50 minutes /until done

Resep Dalam Bahasa Indonesia (Please scroll up for recipe in English)
6 buah telur
275 gr gula pasir
275 gr terigu
1 kg singkong parut
keju parut
200 gr mentega
1/2 sdt garam

Panaskan oven ke temperatur 180 derjat celsius
Siapkan loyang dengan diolesi mentega dan ditabur tepung terigu.
Lelehkan mentega, biarkan hingga dingin.
Kocok telur dan gula hingga putih.
Masukkan terigu dan singkong parut. Aduk rata.
Masukkan keju parut.
Terakhir, masukkan mentega cair dan vanilie. Aduk rata
Tuang adonan ke cetakan.
Panggang selama 50 menit/sampai matang

Spaghetti with Chicken Cutlets

Friday, November 2nd, 2007


First of all, I am still not satisfied with the picture quality. I left my my macro lens and tripod back home. I personally think to get a good quality of food photography, you’ve got to get close to the food. Thus, a good lens and a tripod are must-haves. Oh well, there is always room for improvement.

Well, as for the recipe. I dont think anyone need a spaghetti recipe right? As for the chicken cutlets, the recipe is pretty straight forward.

Chicken Cutlets
chicken fillets (make sure they are thin enough)
1 egg, mix well.
(seasoned) breadcrumbs

Dump each chicken fillet into the flour , then into the egg mixture, and finally into the breadcrumbs. Make sure its surface is fully covered by the breadcrumbs.
Fry until golden brown.
If you’d like to turn your chicken cutlets into chicken parmesan, simply put the parmesan slices on top of them. Bake ‘em till the cheeses melt.

Buon appetito!