Archive for July, 2009

Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

source: Jamie Oliver via Mbak Anne
taste-o-meter: 8.5/10
One night, after working on the thesis for hours, I craved chocolate! Dark, semi-sweet chocolate. I want none of those wimpy milky chocolates. What better way to enjoy pure chocolate than dissolving the whole bar (200 g!) into an almost equal amount of butter (250 g, OMG!). Please, do not finish ‘em in a day. one to three brownie bars per day is workable, given you work out regularly. Staying healthy, eating right, and keeping fit will keep you a long way from the doctor’s office.

I was
a bit skeptical as I weigh all of the ingredients. The recipe calls for more cocoa than plain flour. Plus, it already has 200 g semi-sweet chocolate in it. I chickened out and was about to add more flour. I braved myself and sticked to Jamie’s recipe. It turned out quite good. Although, I may reduce the amount of sugar to 300 gr next time. The recipe yields to a crusty texture on the outside and slightly gooey in the inside.

Here’s the recipe as Jamie wrote it:

250g unsalted butter
200g dark Fairtrade chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
Optional: 75g dried sour cherries
Optional: 50g chopped nuts
80g cocoa powder, sifted
65g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
360g caster sugar
4 large free-range or organic eggs

Preheat your
oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line a 25cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. Add the cherries and nuts, if you’re using them, and stir together.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency.

Pour your
brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out all clean. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.

Allow to
cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares.


250 g mentega
200 g coklat couverture (dark chocolate), potong
opsional : 75 g kismis
opsional : 50 g kacang, cincang kasar
80 g coklat bubuk
65 g tepung terigu
1 sdt baking powder
360 g gula kastor
4 telur

panaskan oven ke sushu 180 derjat celsius. Siapkan loyang 25 cm. Beri mentega dan alasi dengan kertas roti.
Di atas panci yang ditaruh di atas air mendidih (double broiler), lelehkan mentega dan coklat batangan. Aduk, masukkan kismis dan kacang.

Di mangkuk lain
, Campurkan dan ayak tepung terigu, coklat bubuk, dan baking powder. Campurkan gula, dan aduk bahan-bahan kering tersebut.

bahan-bahan kering ke larutan coklat-mentega. Masukkan telur satu-persatu. Aduk merata.

Bakar di
oven selama 25 menit. Ketika matang, bagian atas brownies akansedikit mengeras tetapi bagian dalamnya masih basah. Angkat loyang dan biarkan brownies dingin di dalamnya. Setelah dingin, potong kotak-kotak dan sajikan.

Tahu Schotel Goreng (Fried Tofu Schotel)

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

taste-o meter: 7/10
serves : 10-15 pieces (depending on how you cut it)
original recipe by mbak ria @ icip2didapur

The recipe itself is not hard to follow. But, you should not, I repeat you MUST NOT, leave your steamer unattended! Cooking is a serious business people. You don’t leave your cooking unattended and continue to browse the Internet. Not only it is unsafe, but you may also melt your only plastic steamer! Not that I know much about that uh huh.

There are three ingredients that I like to play with. They are eggs, potatoes, and tofu. They are (relatively) cheap and easy to find. You need to be a mad (wo)man to ruin a cooking by adding these ingredients. Most recipes that involve these ingredients are very forgiving. You can leave out or add more stuff to it. They are recipes to go if you’d like to clean out your fridge.

Hereby I present you my last cooking that will involve a steamer (at least for the next 2-3 months)

(Lihat ke bawah untuk bahasa Indonesia)
Fried Tofu Schotel
3 tofu (750 gram)
250 gr deveined shrimp, cut into small pieces (I used ground beef)
250 cc egg whites ( I used whole eggs)
2 green onion, sliced
1 carrot, grated
5 cloves of garlic, mashed
4-5 chillies, sliced (I added these)
salt and pepper to taste

1-2 eggs, whisked (for dipping the steamed tofu before frying)

-Mash tofu.
-Add in shrimp (beef), egg whites, green onion, carrot, garlic, chillies, salt and pepper.
-Adjust taste to your liking.
-Let your steamer to heat up, while you grease a pyrex (or any baking pan) with oil/butter.
-Pour the tofu mixture on your pyrex. Smooth out the surface with the back of a spoon. Make sure there’s not much air bubble trapped in your tofu mixture (usually at the bottom of your pyrex).
-Steam it for about 30 minutes and let it cool
-cut the steamed tofu into manageable cubes.
-Dip them on the whisked eggs
-Fry until golden brown.

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Tahu Schotel Goreng

Bahan :
3 ptg tahu cina (kurang lebih 750 gram)
250 gram udang kupas, cincang halus
250 cc putih telur
5 siung bawang putih, haluskan
2 btg daun bawang, iris halus
1 bh wortel, parut kasar
garam, lada secukupnya
1-2 btr telur, kocok lepas

-Hancurkan tahu.
-Masukkan udang, bawang putih, garam, lada, irisan daun bawang, parutan wortel dan putih telur. Aduk sampai rata.
-Lalu tuang ke dalam loyang yang sudah dioles dengan minyak goreng.
-Kukus hingga matang (kurang lebih 30 menit).
-Angkat dan biarkan dingin.
-Potong-potong tahu lalu celupkan dalam kocokan telur.
-Goreng dalam minyak panas hingga kuning keemasan.