Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mini Crab Cakes

Yg ini gue karena penasaran aja pengen tau bikinnya karena udah sering makan dan sering beli yg frozen. Kalo ada hubby disini, pasti ngga bikin soale dia ngga doyan crabmeat hehe. Jangan ketipu ama embel2 'cakes' karena udah jelas2 ngga bisa diolesin buttercream.



Recipe from Family Circle (Nov. 29, 2006 issue)

1 pound fresh or packaged crabmeat
1/2 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and finely diced
3 scallions, trimmed and chopped
2 eggs
1/3 c light mayonnaise
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t dried tarragon, crumbled
1 c yellow cornmeal
6 T vegetable oil

Remoulade, recipe follows

1. Pick through crabmeat in a medium-size bowl to remove any pieces of shell or cartilage. Stir in red pepper, scallion, eggs, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and tarragon. And 1/2 cup of the cornmeal in a small bowl. Let mixture rest for 10 minutes.
Using 2 tablespoons mixture for each, form twenty-four 1-inch crab cake patties. Shape with your hands, then coat patties with remaining cornmeal.
3. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook 12 of the crab cakes for 3 minutes. Flip over; continue to cook and additional 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining 3 tablespoons oil and remaining 12 crab cakes. Place on paper towels before serving with remoulade.

Remoulade: Stir together 1/2 cup light mayonnaise, 1 T fresh lemon juice, 2 t pickle relish, 2 t sugar and a dash of hot-pepper sauce.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Orange Chip Muffins

I made this after school today. Anak2 ikut bantuin. I put it in the oven pas mereka nap. Sesudah bangun, ini jadi jajan sore mereka. Texture nya empuk, rasanya nano-nano (manis, seger, asem, gurih).



Resep dari majalah Family Circle (edisi 29 Nov. 2006)

Makes: 24 muffins
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 375 F for 20 minutes

3 cups flour
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
1 c sugar
1 c orange juice
2/3 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and coarsely chopped
2/3 c mini chocolate chips

Topping:
1 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup sugar
2 T butter, melted

1. Heat oven to 375F. Place 24 paper or foil liner into 2 muffin pans.
2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In another large bowl, beat together sugar, orange juice, oil and eggs. On low, beat in the flour mixture until combined. Fold in the oranges and chocolate chips. Spoon batter equally into the lined muffin pans.
4. Topping: In a small bowl, stir together coconut, sugar and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over top of the muffins.
5. Bake for 20 minutes.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Garlic

Baru hari ini di rumah ada garlic lagi, setelah ber-minggu2 lewat. Artinya? Udah ber minggu2 ngga masak hehe.. gawat bener ya. Bikin kue iya, lauk yg libur terus.



First on the list:
Mie baso iga resepnya Dita

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Banana Chocolate Cake




Papers and elements by Lie Fhung at ztampf.com

Recipe (from iChef.com):
2 c All purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3/4 c bittersweet chocolate (I used four squares of valrhona bittersweet bar), grated
3 fully ripe bananas
1/4 c half-and-half
2 t vanilla extract
6 T unsalted butter at room temperature
2 T shortening
1 c ganulated sugar
2 eggs at room temperature

1. Butter or spray with non-stick spray a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Place the grated chocolate in a bowl and stir 1 t of the sifted mixture; set aside. Mash bananas in a bowl and stir in half-and-half and vanilla; set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and shortening on moderate speed for 3 to 4 minutes. Raise speed to moderately high, add half of sugar and beat for 1 minute; add remaining sugar and beat 1 minute longer, scraping down sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in banana mixture on low speed. Fold in flour mixture just until particles of flour have been absorbed. Fold in chocolate.
4. Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1:10 until risen, golden brown on top and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and dry.
5. Cool on a rack for 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully remove from pan to cool right side up.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

One of my most favorite cake ever is the upside down pineapple cake. I can only eat one slice of chocolate cake, but I can eat one whole pan of this sucker in one day. I love the melted butter taste, the sticky brown sugar and the soft texture of the cake. This has become one of my comfort foods.



Recipe:
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. cake flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 can pineapple slices in syrup
maraschino cherries (as many as pineapple slices used)
Use an 8" square or round pan. Drain can of pineapple, saving the syrup.

Melt the butter in the microwave, don't overheat. Place in pan, spread on the bottom and sides.

Sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter. Arrange whole pineapple slices and cherries (with cherries in centers of pineapple slices) over the brown sugar in pan. Cut some of the remaining pineapple slices into half circles, then line the sides of the pan with them (standing up).

In a bowl, combine cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, softened butter, milk, egg, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the pineapple syrup.

Pour batter into the pan being careful not to disturb the pineapples and cherries.

Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake is golden and has pulled away from the edges slightly.

Remove from oven and allow to stand for a few minutes to set and then turn it upside down onto a serving dish. Serve while still warm.



Es

Ini bukan makanan.. eh ya bisa2 aja dimakan sih jadi es batu :P.. bikinnya pake air keran, food coloring dan cetakan silicon pan bentuk heart sama tempat telor. Gara2 liat si Susan (rissaniel.livejournal.com) bikin kemaren jadi ikut2an mumpung lagi having below zero temperature. Anak2 seneng banget bikinnya kemaren (langsung bikin di luar biar ngga ada acara tumpah2 di dalem rumah). Ngga sabar nunggu jadi...ngeliatin ke patio melulu. Abis ini kalo meleleh dijamin patio gw warna warni bekas food coloring.



Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Brownies Kukus Keju

Thanks Anne yg udah posting/share resepnya pak Sahak (makasih jg Pak Sahak). Sore tadi gue iseng bikin ini yg ternyata emang enak, mudah dan yg penting seisi rumah doyan.



Resep (measurement nya udah gue ganti jadi cups, T and t)

Bahan A :
3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 T TBM

Bahan B :
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1.5 T cornstarch
1 t salt
3 T milk powder

Bahan C :
8 oz cream cheese at room temp.
6 T butter at room temp.

Cara Membuat :
1. Kocok bahan A sampai mengembang.
2. Masukan bahan B lalu aduk sampai rata.
3. Kocok bahan C sampai halus kemudian masukan keadonan lalu aduk sampai rata.
4. Tuang keloyang lalu kukus kurang lebih 20 menit.