Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How to spoil yourself on a rainy day ?

Rain rain go away, come again some other day

Flood and Jakarta are almost inseparable. No offense, please. After heavy rain for hours, and as we all know (for those who lives in Jakarta), puddle and flood everywhere, caused a very tragic traffic jam right after. So many people got stucked on the street for hours.

Hot Choco

For the next day, I decided to stay at home, alone, baked Molten Chocolate Pudding and spoiled myself by making a cup of hot chocolate. Again, it was raining that day, heavy rain.

Hot Chocolate Drink

Ingredients :
- a cup of UHT milk
- cocoa powder
- sugar

How to :
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan, slowly stir. Heat and stir over moderately low heat until mixture boils, then boil slowly, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Then pour it into a cup.

For the Molten Chocolate Pudding, I adapted the recipe from Leite's Culinaria . Can you imagine, how chocolatey my day was ? There I was in front of my PC, editing some photos, uploaded some of them, took a deep sip of hot chocolate, put a spoonful of molten chocolate pudding into my mouth. Heaven, right ?

Molten Chocolate Pudding

So, tell me how you spoil yourself on a rainy day ?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Celery Soup

Soup I usually eat is a kind of Indonesian soup, with carrot, potato and cabbage. But this time I made celery soup. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I actually liked this recipe for celery soup.

The recipe is very easy and simple and does not take long and available for vegans too. You can replace the chicken stock (which I used in this recipe) with vegetable stock. Actually, I found this from the recipe book for vegan. :) So, yes .... for all vegans, you could try this recipe by replacing the chicken stock.

Celery Soup

Ingredients :
- 250 gr stalks of celery, cleaned and chopped
- 1 large onion, diced small
- 250 gr mushrooms, trimmed and chopped fine
- 2 large carrots, cleaned and chopped
- 1 liter of chicken stock
- salt, pepper, nutmeg powder and sugar to taste

How to :
1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add onion and sweat for about 10 minutes.
2. Add chicken stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg powder, sugar carrots and mushroom into the pan. Bring to a boil.
3. Adjust heat to maintain a slow simmer and put the celery into the pan.
4. Let cook for a while, until celery are soft.
5. Serve it.

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