Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Topping Donut

I just want to make the snacks but they still lazy to use the oven, so I decide to make a simple donut. Please note if you want to make donut as well as me that it is not require complicated tools just a few bowls for dough, pans and it's soulmate, and damp cloth. It an really made for you who live in boarding school who were want to eat tasty donuts, as long as your boarding house have kitchen facilities and equipment needed.. The recipe also easily practiced anyway :)

Wheat flour as you want
2 egg yolks
Salt (just a little)
Baking powder
Cooking oil

Well, if you want to make it but you don't have much time to learn how to cook it. So can use that already mixed premix powder dry, it can be found and bought in pastry shops. But IMHO preferably homemade mix by ourself anyway :)

Wet cloth / plastic wrapping
Frying pan and crockery
Bowls for dough

dark cooking chocolate
Or whatever as you like

How to cook :
1) Mix all the dry ingredients and stir
2) Enter the egg yolks and butter mix well
3) Knead and add a little water to get a good texture, remember not too watery dough. If dilute be difficult to set up.
5) Knead until smooth and cover the dough with a damp cloth (after wetted squeezed so as not to drip yes) or plastic wrap, let sit for approximately 60 minutes
6) The dough will usually inflate doubled from the original, rounded dough, flatten and shape the donut until the dough runs
7) Leave it for 30 minutes
8) Prepare the oil and frying pan until hot, fry the donuts until browned
9) Drain and leave it until not too hot

While waiting our donut not too hot after fry, let's make the topping then.

10) Melt the cooking chocolate or dark cooking chocolate, put in a small bowl heat resistant. Prepare a pan of water half full, put the bowl in a pan of water and simmer until all the chocolate melts
11) Dip in melted chocolate donuts alternately until all donut were topped
12) Sow sprinkle, meses or whatever as you want. In my photo above, I topped my donut with a sweet candy sprinkle. There is also a donut that use cream cheese and a sprinkling of oreo.
13) Serve it, eat it!

Tips. First time I make the donuts,  I use recipes that use only one egg and managed but not too soft, a little hard though it tastes good. Maybe I am less okay when practice the recipe,  add the eggs then for turned out softer
Have a nice try ...;)


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Recipe: Warm Sapo Tofu

In the rainy season like nowadays, I always wanted to eat warm food and soupy :))
Because a friend of mine request recipes that can be easily made, practical and can be cooked easily even we live in boarding house with minimal kitchen appliance. I think that this food can really be cooked easily at boarding house even by simply using Magicom.


Ingredients :
- 1 Cauliflower (can also be replaced broccoli) per flowerets cut into pieces, soaked with salt water, wash
- 2 silk tofu or japanese tofu, cut into slices and fried brown (for the more efficient it can be replaced with ordinary tofu, for you who only have minimal cooking appliance like magicom buy already cooked fried tofu for made it easier)
- 3 sausage ready to eat or cook (well, if you only have uncooked sausage, fry it for a minute) and cut as you want
- 1/2 onion sliced lengthwise
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon of chilli sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Sugar, salt and ground pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in water in a small cup
- Water
- 1 tablespoon of cooking oil for sauteing

How to cook:
1) Saute onion, minced garlic, cayenne pepper until fragrant
2) Put the cauliflower, stir then add water to boil and cooked
3) Put the sausage, fried silken tofu, oyster sauce, chili sauce, soy sauce, salt pepper powdered sugar and mixing cornstarch + water 
4) Stir, let it boil for a few moments mixed
5) Serve

Most delicious served when warm, it made our belly and heart so warm *ouch: D especially if we minced much chilli there, I love it. Oh and photo taken when tofu sapo still in this skillet so the appearance errr... :p Although not 'instagramable' but tasty!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Culinary Review: Bakso Jagalan 87

When it rains in Surabaya, I actually really want to eat warm meatballs soup. Meatballs I want to eat is Bakso Jagalan 87. The first I used to eat here because I just want to eat meatballs soup or bakso in list of Indonesian food. I heard Bakso Jagalan 87 food stall was famous with it taste. And it is really true even the price maybe caused you shock. The price was pretty pricey when you compare it with other meatball place.
I've been so long wanted to eat this again but because some condition my wishlist not yet accomplished. When it finally happen, it was a long rainy day in Surabaya.
When I got there, the place was crowded as well. There are still many cars pulled over and popped into the meatball place. Although this meatball place is in front of regular stores that closed in the night, like most other stalls that lined the Jagalan area.
I ordered a half serving of bakso kikil or meatball mix with part of cow legs, my husband ordered half serving of regular meatballs.

There are two types of portions that offered, jumbo and a half servings. The type of meatballs itself there are has several kinds regular mix (meatballs, tofu and fried shumai), regular meatballs mix with kikil (part of cow legs) and regular meatball mix with ribs. Kikil that I ordered with mix meatball poured into the bowl is not just a few, there is soo many kikil in my bowl. Picture is above, you can see it clearly.

A half portion like we ordered is actually not recommended if you want t eat here because the price difference is not much when we compare with jumbo. But because me and my husband have eaten dumplings first so our tummy can't accommodate many more food. Jumbo serving itself is more like a meatball in a very big bowl instead of regular bowl. Even if you have not eaten all day long, you can be more than satisfied enough when you eat Jagalan 87 jumbo serving meatball.

A half serving of meatball mixed with kikil cost me approximately 50,000 (I do forget the exact price) and the jumbo set jus IDR 65.000. So if you stopping by in Bakso Jagalan 87, please not that you should not bring not much money because the price was premium and we don't know when the owner will raised the price.

Expensive? It is expensive when compared with general meatballs food stall in the area of Surabaya. But in my opinion who often watched tv investigative cases, relatively comparable to guarantee 100% halal food and contain no chemicals that were displayed in the banner. Although, according to husband opinion, he believe it's way too expensive.
This meatball stall is open when evenings. Although many people think it was so expensive but for meatball stall that in front of closed store, this place was quite crowded and the customers kept coming.

Curious with the taste?

Culinary Review: Wagyu Smith

wagyu tenderloin
Maybe it too late to writing there, but I have to. I miss eating great steak on 2013 when I'm still trainee at Surabaya in my prev company. I miss the taste of Holycow, in that time Holycow just open their branch on Jakarta, nothing more. Do you know I should wait for business trip to Jakarta if I really want to eat it. But no I don't need to do it because I can find nearest branch not far from my home.

On another over-time working day, me and my friend popped into Wagyu Smith Restaurant in one of the famous mall at Surabaya. I've been so curious about the taste of wagyu steak that include to the name of the restaurant. I read a few review about this and they write it has a great taste wagyu steak anyway. We expected the taste with worth their premium price. And could making us willing to take our time to stop by returning despite fairly premium price later.

I have to admit the plice was nice and has comfortable atmosphere for dinner, I love it.
I ordered wagyu tenderloin steak that time and my friend eat the wagyu burger. Sure... quite edible but I found out that tasty marinade less penetrated into the flesh and there was still musty 'beef' that not completely stripped away. Looks like meat marinade seasoning just stuck on the surface, but not seep enough deep on the meat. Hmm.

I still adore the taste of Holycow more and nothing beat it until now.

But I hear that the restaurant dessert was super delicous, so might as well be visit this resto again next time for trying the dessert :P