Thursday, December 24, 2015

Baked Mashed Potato Doughnut (with Caramel Cinnamon Glaze)

First of all, I want to sorry for the lack of photographs on this post, as when I baked this, my blog wasn't released yet, so I wasn't really preparing this food to be a recipe post. Anyway, this recipe is one of the successful recipe I've made this far, so this one is still worth a post.
Baked Potato Doughnut ||
I was having these doughnuts as breakfast a month ago. When I created the recipe, I want to avoid the unhealthiness of deep-fried food, so I strolled over web pages, combined some recipes (this one and this one also), and formulated the new healthier one. This baked potato doughnut contains only 130 calories per serving; meanwhile normal doughnut each serving contains more than 300 calories. Potato is often considered as natural emulsifier; consequently potato doughnut will be fluffier than the regulars. This variety of doughnut is well known among countries; Malaysia, India, Indonesia, US, and Peru have their own version of potato doughnut.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Batagor and Siomay (Indonesian Dumplings)

Batagor is an abbreviation from Baso Tahu Goreng (fried meatball and tofu), that in Indonesia is largely sold as fast food on the street, along with Siomay. Indonesian is used to differ Batagor and Siomay by how they’re served; Siomay are steamed and Batagor are deep fried, but their ingredients and shapes are the same.

Kulit Pangsit (Dumpling Skin)

This wrapper is suitable for every dumpling; batagor, siomay, wontons, etc. You can also fry it to chips, as a side dish of Mie AyamBubur Ayam (Chicken Porridge), or just have them for snack.
Kulit Pangsit ||

Indonesian Spicy Peanut Sauce (Cheating Recipe!)

There are many foods in Indonesia that requires peanut sauce as their dressing. This cheating sauce fits for Siomay, Batagor, Pecel, Satay, and Gado-gado.

Indonesian Spicy Peanut Sauce Cheating Recipe ||
On the day when I made batagor, I was too lazy to roast, peel, and grind the peanut. In addition, my blender was also broke, and it cannot process the peanut mixture so I should use the traditional mortar to crush them. Looking for alternatives, I was then thinking about the peanut butter. So is it possible? I found this recipe that allows me to use peanut butter as based for Satay peanut sauce. So it should be working on Siomay and Batagor too! For you who are currently not in Indonesia, I also listed the substitute for some ingredients that may do the trick. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Swedish Cinnamon Rolls (Kanelbullar)

Swedish Cinnamon Rolls (Kanelbullar) ||

Even though at this present time the cinnamon rolls that we’re familiar with are American products, yet the cinnamon rolls actually are Scandinavian. The Swedes claimed that they already had cinnamon rolls since 1920 and they even celebrate Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon bun day) nationally every 4th of October. Cinnamon rolls are also popular as traditional dishes with various names in other Scandinavia countries; Danish’s cinnamon rolls are Kanelsnegle (Cinnamon snail), meanwhile in Norway cinnamon rolls are called Skillingsboller.