Monday, April 23, 2012

Chocolate to try : Chocolate Devil's cupcakes

Another chocolate recipe for my "Chocolate to try" series. With chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and a little surprise inside the cupcakes ! Want to know what the surprise was ? Better keep rolling... :)

(Homemade) - Devil cupcakes

These were my first devil cupcakes I've ever made. And I love it !!! This absolutely not a devil cake, it supposed to be an angel cake. The chocolate cupcake with cute crown (that was what I told my son), and it became the kids' favorite. They kept coming back for more cuppies.

Speaking of the devil, does anyone know why this cake is called devil cake ? If you happen to know, I'm all ears.


I love to keep them in the fridge. Because it will make the cakes moist and kind of chewy in my mouth. Besides, the frosting needs to be kept in the fridge or it will soften in room temperature.

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So..what did I put inside the cupcake as a surprise ? It was Snickers chunks. Believe me, that was insanely good. Especially the melted caramel from the Snickers. So, what kind of surprise you want to put inside the devil cupcake ? It's all yours...



Monday, April 16, 2012

The simplest tempe chips

Tempe slices

What else would you ask for a super quick and simple snack ? It has to be chips *no doubt. How chips would save the day in a minute when you're hungry. No matter store-bought or homemade chips, it's still enjoyable whenever you need.

(Homemade) - Tempe chips

The famous fermented soy beans, tempe, is widely available in Indonesia. From traditional market to supermarket, we can find and buy it. We could also make a homemade tempe. If I want to make tempe, first I need to order tempe yeast from the tempe seller in the market and he will bring my order the next day.

He also sells tempe in many shapes, such as  block, triangle and tube. It wrapped in banana leaves or plastic  bag. I remember a different kind of tempe called tempe gembus which made from soy pulp. My grandma used to marinate the tempe gembus and fry them. I eat it as is with bird eye chilies. My dad likes to make sambal from tempe bosok or rotten tempe. It's very traditional on its way. The more I remember the memories about food that comes from the village where my dad grew up, the more I realize I miss those foods.


There are many varieties of tempe chips in many flavors. I bought cheese flavored tempe chips when I was in Bandung. Very innovative ! I used my basic fried tempe recipe for this tempe chips. I don't use any flour or egg. That's why I call it simple chips. I simply sliced the tempe very thin to make the chips crispy. Have a nice try everyone !


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Guest Post : Spicy oyster mushroom in banana leaves / Pepes jamur tiram for eCurry

(Homemade) - Steamed oyster mushroom in banana leaves

I'm always excited when someone asks me to do guest post. Particularly when that someone is my friend. Today, I'm guest posting Spicy oyster mushroom in banana leaves for Soma Rathore at eCurry. The method of cooking by wrapping the food in banana leaves into parcels called pepes or pais in Indonesia. It has several names depends on the regions. I inherited this family recipe from my mother-in-law. Tasty food that is easy to cook. To read more of the story and recipe, please hop over to eCurry.

(Homemade) - Spicy oyster mushroom in banana leaves

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