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Homemade Pineapple jam / membuat selai nanas untuk isian nastar

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam , Merhaba from Turkiye.

İ am making this pineapple jam for filling my Eid cookies- as our tradition- İndonesian Nastar or pineapple tart cookies. İf you are my regular reader or if you check my cookies category, you should already know that İ made pineapple tart cookies almost like dozen times which you can check here, here, here, or here.

Those only few, besides pineapple jam filling you can also vary with cheese filling, chocolate or homemade apple jam filling. Please do check my "COOKİES" category and find my 40+ cookies collection.

This homemade thick pineapple jam is made for cookies filling, if you want to use as spread you can make it slightly runny.


Resep Kue Kering Good Time / Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies copycat recipe

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam, Merhaba from Turkiye...

Today İ am going to share one of Indonesian favorite cookies. İt's crunchy yet yummy full of chocolate flavor. This cookies actually copycat from popular İndonesian cookies; Good Time cookies. 
And when Eid- el Fitr coming this cookies absolutely presented among other classic İndonesian cookies like İndonesian peanut cookies, nastar (pineapple tart cookies) , kaastengels cookies, spritz butter cookies and more. You can check other cookies recipes İ made on "cookies" category and see my various yummy cookies that you'll love.

This recipe İ got from one of İndonesian food blogger on her İnstagram page. She said it her family fave cookies recipe. And indeed now İ think become my family's fave as well 😍
Thank you Hesti for the recipe.

İf you want to visit her page you can see it here and check amazing recipes (mostly İndonesian food). Say hai to her and tell her İ send you there 😊


HOMEMADE BROWN SUGAR, make from just 2 ingredients.

Selam everybody....Merhaba.

Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. Brown sugar is often produced by adding sugarcane molasses to completely refined white sugar crystals to more carefully control the ratio of molasses to sugar crystals and to reduce manufacturing costs.
In general, the lighter the brown sugar, the more delicate the flavor. Very dark or old-fashioned brown sugar has a more intense molasses flavor.

And do you know that you can make this brown sugar at home.. as easy as flip your palm.. and quicker than you go to market! 😏


Wingko Babat Pandan / Indonesian Pandan Coconut base cake

Resep dalam Bhs Indonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkey.

Wingko Babat is one of Indonesian old traditional snack (jajan Pasar) which may already exist decades ago together with other some traditional snack/ food. Made from grated coconut and glutinous rice flour as main ingredient. Wingko is very famous on the northern coast of the island of Java.

The most famous Wingko made in Semarang. It causes a lot of people who think that wingko also came from this city. Nonetheless, wingko babat actually comes from small town calls "Babat" . It is a small area in Lamongan, East Java. 

Wingko mostly has round shape but sometimes presented in small square chunks warm or at room temperature. Has slightly soft yet somewhat chewy texture. Sweet taste and so aromatic from vanilla or sometimes pandan.

Today I'm going to share this favorite ever of mine in Pandan taste. You can check my previous Wingko Babat recipe for the original taste here. For this pandan flavor İ bake in oven and cut into porsion, different from pancake version. But if you want to cook over pan / round shape feel free to do so, check the link İ give above.

So let's gather some ingredients and experience the traditional Indonesian sweet for your afternoon tea/ coffee.


AYAM BAKAR MADU YANG LEZAT / İndonesian Spicy Honey Grilled Chicken

Resep dalam bahasa İndonesia ada di bagian bawah.

Selam everybody......Merhaba from Turkey.

İ think grilled chicken it has most wide varieties of spice. You can do and add any flavor you like start from spicy, sweet, sour, salty or simply garlicy.

İn İndonesia grilled chicken calls ayam bakar, also has very much variety base on bumbu/ spices uses, or base on originated. 

We have ayam bakar sunda, which comes from Sunda (west Java). Or ayam bakar Padang, from Padang-west Sumatra. Or Ayam bakar Taliwang, from Lombok island and each province/ region has own typical grilled chicken (ayam bakar).

Also base on spices used, we have ayam bakar bumbu bali, ayam bakar bumbu rujak (spicy grilled chicken in coconut milk), ayam bakar kecap (sweet soy sauce grilled chicken-see the recipe here), ayam bakar cabe hijau (green chili grilled chicken)... and more.


Lavender Macarons with honey lavender white chocolate filling

Selam everybody. Merhaba from Turkiye.

Some of you may doesn't like macarons-even İ doubt it 😖. And İ believe many of you loovvveee macarons or even addicted to it.

Me; İ am addicted too ... but more on baking them. İ like macarons so much of course but İ try to limit my self to eat sweet things too often or too much. 

İ also addicted to take pictures of them. İ guess you already know how cute and adorable this sweet little thing in front of camera 😍. Aren't they just photogenic? 😃

İ have a pot of lavender flower in my balcony which beautifully bloom in this June, so İ took the flower for these pictures. So what you see here are real lavender flower. But İ use dried lavender tea from local seller for the recipe.

Macarons, a sweet treat meringue-based confection made of egg white, sugar, icing sugar, almond powder, and sometimes food coloring is added. 
The confection is characterised by smooth, squared top, ruffled circumference (referred to as the "foot" or "pied"), and a flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to the new (foie gras, matcha).


Kıymalı Yaprak Sarması / Turkish Grape Leaves stuffed with rice and meat

Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkiye.

Firstly let me wish you Ramadhan Mubarek for you my muslim sisters and brother around the globe. Have a happy and full of blessed of Ramadhan, keep healthy and fill this holy month with many good deeds.
Ramazan-ı şerifiniz mübarek olsun.

And my recipe today is definitely one of typically Ramadhan (and Eid-el Fitr) meal among others.
İt's Kıymalı yaprak sarması which literally means rolled vine/ grape leaves with meat. İt's a grape leaves stuffed with rice, meat and some herbs. Sometimes black currant or pine nut added. Cook with splash of olive oil and lemon. Then serve hot or room temperature with sarımsaklı yogurt (garlic yogurt sauce) and /or ezme (meze).
Originating in Turkey and spreading all over Mediterranean, Middle east, east Europe and beyond.

Some recipe didn't use meat/ meatless so we call it etsiz yaprak sarması as vegan version-which is İ prefer to make. But my husband is "meat person" , he loves anything with meat in it. 


#Strawberry Labneh Cheese Souffle Cake with Strawberry compote

Selam everybody. Merhaba from Turkey.

İf you are my regular reader you should probably familiar with my labneh cheese recipe. You may already know (or tried-maybe) my latest Labneh souffle cheesecake with spicy warm honey fig.
What about my fave dessert ever; Three tone Labneh "Cheese" Chocolate mousse . Or simply delicious Yogurt "Cheese" Souffle Cake
Well yes..İ am using labneh a lot daily not even for dessert but also for soup and other cooks.

What is labneh cheese? it's yogurt that has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt. Due to the straining process to remove excess whey, even non-fat varieties of strained yogurt are much thicker, richer, and creamier than yogurts that have not been strained.

Fresh labneh, made from yogurt with live or active cultures are a very healthy food that contain probiotics, that enhance the immune system, lower cholesterol, aid in digestion, protect against constipation, protect against diarrhea, improve lactose digestibility.
Labneh is like yogurt is an excellent source of protein, casein, whey, beneficial fats, carbohydrates, as well as vitimins and minerals (B12, Calcium, Phosphorus and Riboflavin.) Labneh has less lactose and sugar than regular yogurt.


Etsiz Çiğ Köfte / Turkish Meatless Raw kofte "meatball"

Selam.....Merhaba from Turkey.

Merhaba..... Have you been to Turkey before? 
Turkey, where you can indulge your eyes with countless beautiful and historical places and scenes. And the place which satisfy your taste with dozens of shockingly delicious street foods. 

Many of my previous post of Turkish food are street food with homemade style cause İ love experiment and taste new flavor of Turkish street food then try to copy for cooking at home.
But of course İ love to learn basic and traditional Turkish food that local women serve for their family as well.
And my post today is Etsiz Çiğ Köfte, literally means meatless raw "meatball". İt's no meat version of Çiğ Köfte (read; chee kuf-te),  one of Turkey's favorite fast food/ street food. The raw meat (non fat) mixed and knead with fine grain bulgur and many kind of baharat / spices. Çiğ Köfte traditionally shaped in small long balls serve with many fresh vegetables, cucumber pickle and chili pepper pickle, with adding of sour pomegranate molasses (nar eksisi) and lemon juice. Some love to enjoy with lavash (flat bread) while other just wrap it with lettuce. 



Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkey.

This Peanut cookie is one from many other İndonesian old traditional cookies. İ grew up with these cookies. İ remember had this cookies every Eid Fitr holiday when my late grandmother or my family took me and siblings visited some relatives and family's friend.
At that time (around 1980's) we still could find this peanut cookies easily, at least every Eid Fitr or Christmas holiday. Until İ think around middle 1990's it became less popular among other classic cookies (kaastengels, nastar, butter cookies, etc).

Even it became less popular compare to other classic and modern cookies, still some small stall sold this peanut cookies until İ didn't remember exactly when it became less and less to find especially in big cities.

İ left my homeland Surabaya around year 2000 and started my new academic career at Jakarta and since then İ never ate or saw that cookies anymore until now year 2017 😢
But İ still remember exactly how it taste and İ miss it now.


Mantis Shrimp Curry Noodle made from scratch / Mie Kari (kare) udang ronggeng

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah.

Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkey.

This is my kind of comfort food. Nothing more indulge and fulfill my longing of my mom's cook than this hearty, warming and rich flavor of this curry noodle. This bowl always my number one choice whenever İ want to be "selfish" in my dinner table 😏
Selfish.... yes cause my husband doesn't like this kind of curry. He prefer simple food with "simple" flavor 😔

Whenever İ want to cook curry..İ always remember my mom. She is the best cooks around the house. İ learnt many foods from her. We (me and my siblings) all grew up with my mom's heavenly yummy food. İ Love and always remember her curries especially crab and seafood curry.
And my curry noodle also inspired by my mom's curry style. Traditionally we eat curry with white steamed rice. But today İ like to combine my mom's style curry with another İndonesian staple; Mie or Noodle
Mantis Shrimp / Udang Ronggeng


Hazelnut Macarons With Nutella Filling

Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkey.

İt has been for a while İ didn't post any macarons recipe since my last "Rose Macarons with Rose Raspberry buttercream filling" İ didn't post any macarons not because İ didn't bake one, in fact İ start receive some macarons order since few months ago.

İt happen unexpectedly after one staff of baking distributor where İ usually buying my baking ingredient asked my phone number. She said some people who came to their store often ask her how to make macarons or are they selling one. Yes İ know they don't sell any macarons but some wonderfully delish chocolate. She asked me some questions whether İ can receive some order for macarons so she can give my contact to their customer as well.....

Well....İt was just starting like that. İ was so..so..so exciting (almost nervous) when İ got my 1st call for the macarons 😄

Actually İ received pre order for making some food or cakes with personal touch. Just like this Flower Bouquet cup cake, some one ordered it for her special friends. Or yummy black Forrest cake for anniversary someones special to their anniversary. Just check my "CAKE GALERY" section to see some of my collection. Sorry if İ didn't update picture with new one.

Anyway..... Let's back to my post today. Yep....Another macarons! But wait, this time is different one. İ use hazelnut meal instead of almond meal which İ usually use. No reason, almond meal getting expensive now on my local.. more expensive than pistachio (medium grade. Higher grade pistachio still more expensive) or hazelnut. So this is one of my reason to try hazelnut meal for my macarons. Actually trying hazelnut meal for macarons already on my waiting list since long time ago and now İ think the right time to give a shoot.

İf you are pistachio lover you can see my last post Pistachio Macarons in this link. İ should bake another pistachio macarons soon as well 😊 .


Lontong Mie Surabaya / Surabaya style bean sprout noodle stew

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah.

Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkey.

My today today post is another Surabaya-nese ( if İ may say so for things from Surabaya 😊 )

Surabaya is capital city of East Java province and it's my homeland. A second largest city in population after Jakarta.

And as other region / city in İndonesia Surabaya also famous with richness of it's own typical cuisine. Talking about Surabaya food is like holding very long of shopping list that you want and you need them all! Surabaya foods are rich and full of flavor distinguish from other cuisine from other İndonesian city/ region.
And one of typical ingredients from Surabaya (and neighboring towns) is "petis". Petis is product ingredient made of shrimp in paste form. Some call it shrimp paste but İ call it just "petis" so not being confuse with "terasi" or "belacan" (another shrimp product). Below here you can see the different between "petis" and "terasi/belacan".
But both shrimp products are staple ingredients in most İndonesian cuisines. İ brought them from İndonesia last year during my family visit.

Roll Cake with nutella filling / Bolu gulung irit telur

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkey.

İt had been a while İ didn't post any roll cake since my last Zebra pattern roll cake with cooked dough method few months ago. No reason why, İ am just not "in a mood" baking one.  Until my husband asked me in  one rainy Sunday why there is no any cake to enjoy with our tea. İ answered and gave him a jar of cookies but he went; would be nice if there is a cake.

No...no rolling eyes really 😤. İ am glad he missed my cake and İ miss making one as well. İ was going to make butter bundt cake but İ feel İ want to eat light. So İ decided to make roll  instead. İ don't have any jam left in my refrigerator and making buttercream would take another effort. So My roll cake this time just use nutella as filling.
İf you want to try this roll cake as well you can vary the filling as your taste or anything available on yours. Check my other roll cake at Swiss Roll Cake category.


Turkish Spice Roasted Chicken Wings/ Fırında Kızarmış Tavuk Kanat

Selam everybody......Merhaba from Turkey.

Question of the day; what chicken part is your favorite?

Telling you honestly..... I love chicken feet. İ know..İ know.. some of you maybe will stick your tongue out 😝 😝 . İt sound gross for some of you. Cause maybe you never eat that or even think to eat it. But believe me it's good! Mostly İndonesian and some Asian countries eat chicken feet.
Chicken feet rich of glucosamine chondroitin, collagen and trace minerals. Moreover, a chicken feet stock is an excellent source of calcium

Sadly İ can not find any chicken feet in Turkey from any butcher here so İ won't talk more about it and İ should wait until İ get home to İndonesia soon 😊

Second list of my fave chicken part of course wings! Who doesn't love wings.
The yummiest chicken part and every body's favorite snack however people cook it or whatever glazing sauce with it.

My daughter is very much picky on food and doesn't eat too much, but whenever there is chicken wings she could eat them more as İ thought. So almost once in few days İ cook chicken wing just for her.
Sometimes İ made her crunchy chicken wing and she loves to dip it in cheese sauce. Or simple Honey garlic chicken wings. But most of her fave is this Fırında Kızarmış Tavuk kanat literally mean oven roasted chicken wings.

This chicken wing is actually my copycat taste from rotisserie chicken wing seller here in city where İ live (or maybe other cities in Turkey). And make them at home is satisfy me not just in fresh taste but also much saving in budget.
By making it at home we can control the freshness of chicken wings we use, of course.


Cauliflower potato soup

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Turkey.

İf somebody asking me what kind of food İ like to make. My answer would be a soup. Yes..There’s nothing like a bowl of soup! for me making soup, is easy and quick dish to prepare for warming our belly than a bowl of healthy soup.

Just like my cauliflower potato soup. This nutritious and hearty soup guarantee will be best start to warm up your family dinner table.

This is super easy and simple soup yet healthy and of course repeatable one.


  • 350 gr cauliflower/about half head of medium one, roughly chopped
  • 200 gr potato, peeled and small diced
  •  cup red lentil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • pinch of drıed oregano (you can use fresh one)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1100 ml ±200 ml broth, depend how thick you wanna go (chicken or beef or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
 for serving:
  • olive oil or butter
  • oregano
  • lemon



Selam everybody.....Merhaba from Turkiye.

In general, Turkish food varies from region to region. Every region has it’s own characteristic soil and climate. Therefore, all the different varieties of products that are grown in every region effect the food culture within each region.

The cooking of Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, and rest of the Aegean region inherits many elements of Ottoman court cuisine, with a lighter use of spices, a preference for rice over bulgur, koftes and a wider availability of vegetable stews, eggplant, stuffed dolmas and fish. The cuisine of the Black Sea Region uses fish extensively, especially the Black Sea anchovy (hamsi) and includes maize dishes. The cuisine of the southeast (e.g. Urfa, Gaziantep, and Adana) is famous for its variety of kebabs, mezes and dough-based desserts such as baklava, şöbiyet, kadayıf, and künefe.


Double chocolate pistachio cookies

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkiye.

İf you are my regular reader you should probably knew that İ made cookies a lot and almost everyday. yep.... İ never let my cookie jar sit empty cause we always drink coffee or tea with cookie or other light snacks.

All my cookies recipe İ already shared in this page as well. you can check my "cookies category"

This is actually my husband favorite cookies. He loves any chocolate cookies rather than any other cookies. My kid? of course she loves chocolate cookie as well especially with animal character. Please do check my kid's fave chocolate cookie here


Resep Ayam Bakar Kecap / authentic İndonesian sweet soy sauce grilled Chicken

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkey.

Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colourful cuisines in the world, full of intense flavour. It is diverse, in part because Indonesia is composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands of the total 18,000 in the world's largest archipelago,with more than 300 ethnic groups calling Indonesia their home. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture and foreign influences. Indonesia has around 5,350 traditional recipes, with 30 of them considered the most important. Read here for more information about İndonesian cuisine.

My today post is one of famous İndonesian cuisine called Ayam bakar kecap. Ayam bakar literally means grilled chicken, kecap is sweet soy sauce. This sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) is one of staple condiment in İndonesian cuisine especially in javanese cuisine.Traditionally the chicken grilled over charcoal and brushed with spiced kecap manis during the grilling process which gives more intense flavour.

In Java, ayam bakar usually tastes rather sweet because of the generous amount of sweet soy sauce either as marination or dipping sauce, while ayam bakar PadangBaliLombok and most of Sumatra are usually spicier and more reddish in colour due to the generous amount of chilli pepper, turmeric and other spices, and the absence of sweet soy sauce.

Ayam bakar is usually served with sambal terasi (chilli sabal with terasi) or sambal kecap (sliced chilli and shallot in sweet soy sauce) as dipping sauce or condiment and slices of cucumber and tomato as garnishing as well as side dish.
Check lower part for making sambal terasi.


Sambal Uleg (sambal oeleg) / İndonesian chilli sambal condiment #recipe

Selam everybody......Merhaba from Turkey.

Sambal is staple condiment in most İndonesian culinary. Almost all İndonesian food required sambal  to served together with it. 

Sambal is a hot sauce typically made from a mixture of variety of chili peppers with secondary ingredients such as shrimp paste, garlic, shallot,  palm sugar, lime juice, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and rice vinegar or other vinegar. 
Sambal is an Indonesian loan-word of Javanese origin (sambel). It is native to the cuisines of Indonesia and neighboring countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei. It has also spread through overseas Indonesian populations to the Netherlands and Suriname.

Sambal terasi

Various recipes of sambals usually are served as hot and spicy condiments for dishes such as lalab (raw vegetables), ikan bakar (grilled fish), udang goreng (fried shrimp), ayam goreng (fried chicken), ayam penyet (smashed chicken), iga penyet (ribs) and various soto and soup.

You can check my other variant of sambal on Sauce/ condiment (sambal) category to get best and autenthic İndonesian sambal.


Çiğ Börek / Turkish Raw meat pastry

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkey 

From many foods you should try during your visit to Turkey is börek. 
Börek/ burek/ borek is made in numerous different shapes and filling but its unifying characteristic tends to be the usage of cheese.

Börek can be either  oven baked, pan fried or slightly deep fried. Generally, the preparation method is adapted to the given shape of the pastry.
This popular meal may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. You can check my "böreklar" category to know more about this wide various Turkish pastry


Sate donat kentang / Potato doughnuts holes in skewer

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah.

Selam everybody......Merhaba from Turkey.

One of repeat request snack in my house is this potato doughnuts. İf you never make potato doughnut before you might try this soon. The mashed potato using here is adding the fluffy -ness of these donut. Believe me, it will be new fave around your house soon as well.

From this basic recipe you can freely shape your donut as your liking. topping them with anything your fave or even fill it with any filling you want. But this donut hole in skewer is the most request from my daughter. İ just simply coat them with icing sugar and cinnamon

One of repeat snack in my house is this potato doughnuts. İf you never make potato doughnut before you might try this soon. The mashed potato using here is adding the fluffy -ness of these donut. Believe me, it will be new fave around your house soon as well. #doughnuts #potatodoughnuts #doughnutholes
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