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Stuffed Tuna Pizza

Instead topping this pizza, I stuffed it !
Pizza variations can be quite variety ... start the variation of 'topping' up to the variations of pizza skin / bread  .. This time I make pizza with pizza basic dough II, which I mixed with basil and thyme in its bread / skin. And other variations are tuna and cheese, not as a topping, but as 'stuffing' ... hmmm ... yummy and would soon become a new favorite in your family


For stuffing / filling
- 300 g canned tuna
- Cheddar cheese (as much as you want)
- Olive oil (or other vegetable oil) to spread

Pizza basic dough II

Another Pizza basic dough other than I posted before. This time I add and combine dried basil and thyme in the dough, and also a little different on material and method. This basic dough also you can make for Stuffed Pizza


Material A:
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 10 g instant yeast
- 1/2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
Material B:
- 2+ 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 tablespoon thyme
- 1/2 tablespoon basil / basil dried

1) Mix materials A until blended. Cover with plastic film or a towel, let stand about 1 hour until fluffy.
2) Mix the flour and salt (from material B). Add  ingredients A (after fluffy), knead. mix in olive oil, knead again. Add warm water gradually, knead again until smooth and not sticky (there may be additional flour at this stage).
3) Finally combine dried basil and dried thyme. Cover with plastic film or  towel and let stand 1 hour until the dough become double.
Ready to use.

After 1 hour


Brownie CheeseCake.

Another variation of Cheese Cake. Biscuit crumbs mostly used as a base of Cheese cake. This time I want to try using chocolate Brownie as a heavy foundation of cheese cake a la  New York cheese cake . And the Brownie I copy from "Aneka resep Brownies" (Brownies recipe book) published by 'Gramedia' Indonesia.
And the result ... hmmmm ... combination of sweet chocolate brownies and soft new york cheese cake .. guaranteed will not simply  take just one piece.

For Chocolate Brownie:


Cake Wortel Kurma(Carrot Cake with dates Fruit)

Today's Cake is other than healthy-because it uses carrot as ingredient- also really simple and quick to make . Guaranteed .. children who do not like vegetables, will not realize they've been eating their carrots in cake :))
- 3 medium size carrots.  coarsely Grated
- Lemon Zest of 1 lemon.
- 5 eggs
- 1  1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1  1/2 cup cooking oil (I use vegetable oil)
- 1 package (10 grams) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 package (11 grams) vanilla powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Some dates, seeded and cut into small squares. Coat with enough flour (optional)

1) Grease a 27 cm baking pan size with margarine and sprinkle with a little flour.Set aside.
2) Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla powder. Set aside
3) Using a whisk, beat eggs and brown sugar until sugar dissolves. Put vegetable oil. Stir until well blended and mixed.
4) Slowly add the flour mixture while stirring. Mix until completely blended.
5) Add grated carrots, lemon Zest and dates. Stir again until mixed perfectly.
6) Pour into baking pan and bake at 170 deg C oven about 45 minutes (Test with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean means the cake is cooked)
Note: Know the condition of your oven. Different size and condition will give different  heat result.


Fırın Patlıcan Kebabı / Turkish food-Roasted eggplant kebab recipe

Selam Everybody...Merhaba from Turkey.

There are so many variations of kebab in Turkey, other than "Kırmızı Biber siş Kebab" which I'd been  posted previously, there are many other types of kebab which are being everybody's favorite here. This time I try to make "Fırın Patlıcan Kebabı" or Roasted eggplant Kebab. Compared with Kebab from "Usta" (the expert) or cuisine locally here, really my cooking is nothing ... But as long as my husband said "Cok Güzel Olmus" less or more means "really nice" ... yeeaa I'm still confident  featuring Turkish cuisine creations from my mixed-culture kitchen :)

  • 3 medium sized eggplants. Peel the skin lengthwise like a zebra pattern. Cut out a circular 2 ~ 3 cm thick. Soak in salt water for some time. Wash
  • 3 medium size tomatoes. Cut a circle 1 cm thick
  • 3 ~ 4 Chili Carliston (or long green peppers). cut about 3 cm long
  • Several skewers
For the sauce:
  • 1 large size tomato. finely grated.
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste. Dissolve with 3/4 cup water.
  • Pinch of salt and sugar.
Mix together all sauce ingredients.

for Meatball:
  • 300 gr ground beef (you can mix with ground lamb)
  • 1 sheet of white bread, crumbled (I use stale bread)
  • half medium onion. Finely grated.
  • pinch of cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Meatball Mix all ingredients and form a round flat. set aside

Ladrang Jagung (Indonesian traditional corn snack)

Indonesia has many kind traditional food and snacks. We make it from various ingredients cause we have maannyy of them.. Before I made "Onde-Onde" ... now allow me to introduce you "Ladrang jagung". It's light snack made from fresh corn. Nowdays, this snack getting rare to find unless we make it homemade.

- 3 pieces medium fresh corn.  shredded
- 1 ~ 1 1 / 2 cup flour
- 100 gr butter
- 1 egg
- Chili sauce to taste (I use chili paste 1 / 2 tbsp)
- Salt and sugar according to taste.
- Enough cooking oil to fry.


Kids' Party begin with My Mini Chocolate Potato Donuts (Donat kentang coklat mini)

It's (almost) too cute to be eaten....
Just one bite or two for their small cutey mouth :)
So colorful, sweet and so chocolate ! Which kid will refuse ..:))
Ingredients for Potato Doughnuts
1 piece large size potatoes, steamed and mashed (about 250 g of potatoes)
500 g high protein flour
1 Package of instant yeast  (1 pack 10 g)
1 / 4 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
50 g unsalted butter. cut into squares.
½ teaspoon salt
50 ml of water (if necessary)
Enough cooking oil to fry.

To garnish / topping:
300 g semisweet cooking chocolate.
Ready to use icing sugar to decorate.

How to make:
1) mix flour, sugar, instant yeast, mix well.
2) To flour mixture, add mashed potato and egg yolks, knead until blended and half smooth.
3) Add the unsalted butter and salt, continue to knead until smooth. Let stand 50 ~ 60 minutes.
4) roll the dough with a rolling pin and cut (formed) according to taste. Let stand another 30 minutes.
5) Fry over medium heat till golden brown. Remove and drain.
6) Garnish with chocolate and icing sugar after cool. 


Vegetable Spring roll with sweet chili dipping sauce / Lumpia sayuran

I love vegetables much!.. so I always try to make variation of vegetable dishes in my small kitchen .. Now, made simple and quick one.. spring roll vegetables.. but the taste I think it's not simple :)

- 2 sheets phyllo dough (or can use spring roll skin 18 ~ 20 pieces)
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 2 medium carrots. Cut into matchsticks or roughly shredded .
- 1 cup sweet corn.
- 5 ~ 6 pieces of cabbage. Thinly sliced
- 1 medium sized turnip. Cut into matchsticks or roughly shredded.
- 1 medium shallot. Chop roughly.
- 3 cloves garlic, bruised, finely chopped.
- Salt, sugar and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Enough Cooking oil for frying


Sweet Chili dipping sauce

Can be used for dipping sauce of Lemon sauce honey chicken wings, vegetable spring roll, Chicken fried corn flour, and other

Ingredients and how to make:
- 1 tablespoon chili paste (chili sauce)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- A little salt and sugar
- 1 / 2 cup water
Cook over low heat all ingredients to boil

Dipping sauce ready to serve


Safranlı Pilav (Turkish saffron rice)

Another kind of pilaf from Turkish kitchen. As it's name Saffron Pilaf, this rice has yellow color due to cooked with saffron water. Method to make this pilaf is almost same like making other Turkish pilav. Served hot (warm) with any kind of meat or chicken or can be with some stir fry vegetable mix. 

Today I serve Safranlı Pilav with Lemon Honey chicken wing on my dinning table for family.. Let's prepare some igredients if you wanna try it also..

Lemon Honey Chicken Wings

I believe, this dish will certainly be a favorite. The combination of the sour taste of lemon, and sweet-savory of honey and garlic, will make everyone not enough just to eat one or two pieces only. More delicious again served with chilly sauce or tomato sauce..hmmm..just Yummy!

 Ingredients and how to make it:
- 12 pieces of chicken wings.
Mix all marinade ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons pure honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 cloves of garlic. Bruised and finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Marinate the chicken wings with spices. The longer the better (I soak about 2 hours). Then Roast in oven 170 deg C for 40 minutes or until cooked. Or if you can make a grill / BBQ , this can be also be roasted over coals ....
Serve hot (warm)

Bon apetite!


Stuffed Red Bell Pepper

My Simply stuffed Red bell pepper. End of the week, I didn't go to market yet for weekly shopping. 
I just got 2 pieces of red bell pepper in my refrig and some small amount of materials... What can I do with it? Well ....why don't cook it with meat stuffing ..... and vooaalllaa..! Check out the recipe if you wanna try as well :) 

- 2 large red bell pepper. Make a hole at the top and discard seeds.

Stuffing Material:
- 100 ground beef
- 1 tablespoons white rice (cooked)
- 1 medium size onion. Chop very fine.
- 1 clove garlic. very finely chopped
- 1 small size tomato. Diced.
- 3 ~ 4 stems parsley. Mince
- 2 tablespoons olive oil. (Plus 2 tablespoons to rub in paprika before roasted)
- 1 / 2 tbsp tomato paste
- Salt and pepper to taste


Yumurtalı Patetes (Fried Eggs with potato)

Quick and easy breakfast I made this morning. Eat with warm homemade bread and hot tea.... hmm....chill weather outside, warm inside my stomach @(^_^)@

What you need is just:
- 1 small potato. peel, cut cubes.
- 2 large eggs. Beaten.
- salt to taste
- 3 tbsp olive oil.
- Red pepper flake for sprinkle.

How to make:
1) Heat olive oil in pan, Put potato and fry until done.
2) Add egg and continue stir, sprinkle salt to taste.  Turn off the heat.
3) Sprinkle with red pepper flake and serve it right away.


Onde Onde / Indonesian fried glutinous dumpling

Indonesia is rich in diversity of traditional food. Start from Tuber-based, soy, all kinds of flour, until the food based from Indonesia's vast ocean.
Feels proud to have such a diversity of taste and incomparable culinary wealth.
One is  "Onde-Onde" ( funny name, isn't it? ..). My favorite snack from my childhood. Onde-onde made of glutinous rice flour, shaped round like small balls containing sweet mashed mung beans and covered with sesame seeds.

And being far from home makes me want a little nostalgic, slightly reducing the homeland missing I make them on my small kitchen ... while my glutinous rice flour supplies from Indonesia are still there.

Check category Indonesian Snack (jajan pasar/ kue) for more Indonesian Kueh or snack.


Gül Böreğı (Turkish "Rose" pastry)

Gül=Rose Böreğı= (Turkish) pastry. If you look at the picture below, I think you already have an idea why this meal named "Gül Böreğı"
Mostly use cheese as filling combine with dill or parsley, sometime mix with ground meat as well.

- 5 pieces of "yufka" / phyllo dough (width and has circle shaped)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 / 2 cup olive oil
- Enough Feta cheese
- Enough Parsley or dill, chopped


Chicken Eggroll (served with Salad sauce mayonnaise)

Sometimes we Bored with the existing chicken menu .. So why don't we Try this chicken Variations,  guarantee, preferably by whole family member. Moreover served with Mayonese sauce salad. Serve warm with hot rice ... Just perfect dinner/ lunch :)

Ingredient I (for filling):
- 400 gr boneless chicken meat . finely minced or mashed.
- 4 cloves of garlic. Puree.
- 1 tsp pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1  1/2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon salty soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 egg.

İngredients II:
- 4 eggs
- 1 / 4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons flour, mix with few Tbsp water
- 2 tablespoons melted margarine or olive oil (vegetable oil)

How to make:
1) Mix all the ingredients I (for filling). Stir until blended. Set aside.
2) Mix and stir until homogeneous material II using a whisk.
3) Take non-stick pan. Make pancakes from the batter II (make for about 4 pieces of omelet)
4) Take 1 omelette, give filling mixture, spread all over omelet's surface, stacking with a second, give the filling mixture again, spread all over omelet's surface. and Roll. Make two rolls of the same way.
5) Steam for 15 ~ 20 minutes
6) Cut the omelet rolls about 2 or 3 cm thick. Fry until golden redness.


Salad saus Mayonese (Mayonnaise Salad)

Salad Ingredients:
- 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage.
- 1 medium carrot. cut into matchsticks or roughly grated.
- 1 medium-size turnips. Cut into matchsticks or roughly shredded .


My Simple Bake Stuffed Potato Cheese

Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

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One of many other main meals besides rice, corn, and bread. 
Potato. As the main meal, we should be able to vary this humble potato so kids or family members won't get bored with it. 

We can make Potato puree, fried potato, kumpir (Turkish stuffed baked potato), or even just this simple Bake Potato with cheese.... 
Easy and quick to prepare..
Let's have a try 😊

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Simple Bake Stuffed Potato Cheese
By: Çitra's Home Diary

Serve: 2

- 2 large-size potatoes, skin on. Boiled or baked (I steamed it)to cook.
- 100 gr minced meat.
- 1/2  large onion. Chop finely.
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped.
- Salt, sugar, and pepper to taste.
- 1 tablespoon butter for sauteing.
- Cheddar cheese. Grated
- some celery (leaf part only). Chopped for sprinkle at serve. set aside


Izmir Köftesı / Izmir Meatball

Favorite food of all people and all generations here. Including me who have original Indonesia taste :)
As Kebab, Köfte have some variation and sometimes the name was taken from the town where it originated from. For example Adana Köfte, Izmir Köfte,etc. This time I try to make Izmir Köfte ... Want to try as well in your kitchen?

For Köfte/ meatball:
- 500 gr ground beef
- 3 slices of bread without skin (I use stale bread)
- 1 medium onion. Finely grated
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- A few stick of celerys. Chop the leaves.
- Enough  oil for fry
* Mix all ingredients for Köfte/ meatball (except cooking oil). Round oval shape. Fry in enough oil until cooked . Set aside

For the sauce:
- 1 large size tomato. Grate.
- 1 tbsp tomato paste. Dissolve with 3/4 cup warm water
- A little salt and sugar according to taste.
*Mix all sauce ingredients. Cook with 1 tablespoon butter until cooked (about 5 minutes). Set aside.


İşkembe Çorbası (Turkish beef tripe soup)

İşkembe=Tripe. Çorbası= Soup. So, İşkembe Çorbası is soup with tripe as main ingredient and flavor seasoned with vinegar and lemon juice.
It's one from many kinds of other popular soup in Turkey beside Tarhana Çorba, Mercimek Çorba, ezo gelin Çorba , and many other Çorba (soup)...
Frankly, it's my 1st trial cooking this soup, and my 1st customer of course... my husband @(*_*)@ 

And while asked me to refill his 3rd bowl that 1st customer said.... " Çok Güzel Olmus!" ...(in English-more and less means "very good")
Well....If I can make it, I'm sure you can do it too... d(*_*)b


Keripik bayam ( Indonesian Spinach spiced chips)

Very popular and every body's favorite. Made from spinach, wrapped with combination of  rice and tapioca flour plus some spices. Fried in deep oil. so crispy... once you eat it.. you'll forget to stop 
Wanna try to make it?

Ingedients need to be prepared:
- 1/2 kg of spinach leaves. Wash and drain.
- 2 cups rice flour.
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 candllenut
- 1 /2 tbsp coriander seeds
- 2 kaffir leaves.
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying

1) Pound and puree garlic, coriander, kaffir leaves, candlenut and salt.
2) Mix the rice and tapioca flour with ground spices above. Give SMALL AMOUNT of water. Be careful not too watery. The dough should be thick enough. Test the taste.
3) Heat much oil in a deep skillet/ pan. Dip the spinach leaves one at a time into the flour mixture and fry until yellowish. Use medium heat only so not to burn.

Store in a dry jar and cover tightly. Enjoy.


"Turkish Pizza". Yumurtalı Sucuk 'Pide'

A nice meal to start your day with this breakfast. You can prepare the 'Pide' bread night or a day before.. and put some Sucuk (Turkish Sausage) and eggs on it.. Then bake..
You and your family ready to move!

Ingredients for 'pide' bread:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 / 2 tbsp caster sugar.
- 1 / 2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 / 4 cup warm water

For the topping:
For each small (around10 cm) baking pan requires:
- A few pieces sucuk (Turkish sausage). Slices about 2 cm thick.
- 2 large chicken egg. Whisk the eggs (reserve 1 yolk) with salt and red chilli powder flake


Soto Babat Sapi / Indonesian Beef Tripe Soup

Soto, sroto, or coto is a common dish to be found in various regional variations of Indonesian cuisine. It is a traditional soup mainly composed of broth, meat and vegetables. There is no clear definition what makes a soto, but normally all traditional soups are called soto, while western/foreign influenced soups are called sop. It might be considered Indonesia's national dish, served as it is from Sumatra to Papua and in enough variations to fill an entire cookbook. Soto is omnipresent in Indonesia, available in many an open-air eatery and on seemingly every other street corner.

Regardless of the definition of soto (soup). This time I miss and want to eat Indonesian beef tripe soup.Consisting of beef tripe (can be mixed with beef lung as well) and cooked with lots of broth and seasonings. Served with lemon, sambal Indonesian chilli sauce and fried shallot. More complete add with "Kerupuk" or Indonesian shrimp crackers..hhmm..yummy.. You should come to Indonesia to taste real soto ..^,^.... or just come to my house .. @(^_^)@

Ingredients I / bahan I:
- 500 gr beef tripe / 500 gr babat sapi
- 200 grams of cow lung (or heart)/ 200 gr paru atau jatung
- 200 g meat/ bisa dicampur daging sekitar 200 gr
- 3 ~ 4 daun salam /bay leaves
- 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised/ 1 sereh, geprak
- 1.7 lt ~ 2 lt water/ sekitar 2 lt air

Boil the beef tripe and  lungs/ heart in water with bay leaves and lemon grass until soft. / masak semua bahan I hingga babat lunak.

Strain the meat and offal, cut into bite size / Saring daging dan jerohan, potong kecil.


Soes Salad (Choux Pastry Salad)

Just love Choux pastry.. We can vary with any kind topping and even filling.. Today I made choux pastry and as filling I want something fresh and healthy..salad! yes, I combine it with fresh salad..have a try! it's healthy! 

For choux dough:
- 100 g unsalted butter (or margarine)
- 200 ml water
- 1 cup flour
- 1 / 4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs. Beaten.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- For sprinkling,enough of sesame seeds .

Ingredients for salad:
- 1 carrot medium size. peeled and cut into matchsticks or grated coarse.
- 3 ~ 4 pieces of cabbage leaf. cut very fine.
- 1 small size red bits. peeled and cut into matchsticks or grated coarse
- 3 tablespoons of canned sweet corn.
- Enough lettuce leaf
* Combine all ingredients for salad (except lettuce). Set aside and keep in refrig.

dressing for the salad:
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise.
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 / 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 / 4 teaspoon salt
- 1 ~ 2 tbsp lemon juice

* Mix and stir ingredients for sauce. Set aside and keep in refrig.

How to make:
1. Boil butter and salt in water. Stir until boiling. Turn off the heat.
2. Turn on small heat. Pour the flour gradually, keep on stirring until the dough is completely smooth and no lump. Remove from heat and chill.
Note: As you chill the dough, keep stirring the mixture in order to make nice hollow choux shell.

3. Once completely chill, add baking powder, eggs gradually, keep stirring. Stirring can use a wooden spoon, electric mixer or manual whisk.
4. Grease some pie mold with butter. Put small amount of the dough inside that mold. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds.
5. Bake for about 25 min with a temperature of 180 deg C.
Note: Know the condition of your own oven. The size and condition of  your oven, produces different heat result.

How to serve:
Mix salad ingredients and salad dressing until blended. Cut choux shell in half horizontally. Cover the bottom side with lettuce and  fill with salad mixture. Cover with the top part.

Mix salad and fill the choux with it just before serving so it will be more fresh and choux shell will not wet quickly.


Özel Kıymali Pide (Turkish style "Pizza")-Homemade

Another traditional Turkish meal, Pide. Made from flour dough-almost like-pizza with various topping like egg, sucuk (turkish sausage),ground meat, etc. 
But mostly people here love ground meat as topping. 
Today's menu on my dining table is "Özel Kıymalı Pide" Or Special 'Pide' with ground meat (as topping). I call it special coz it's different from ordinary 'Pide' in Turkey, I inserted cheese in the edge of 'Pide' bread... 
I got that idea also from one kind of pizza too @(^_^)@ .. so maybe I can call it's Turkish style pizza...
Let's try and enjoy it

Ingredients for 'pide' bread:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 / 2 tbsp caster sugar.
- 1 / 2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 / 4 cup warm water
- Enough Cheddar or mozzarella cheese to insert at the edge of bread dough.


Roasted Paprika Fish (Ikan panggang bumbu paprika)

I like simple and quick cook. It won't make me wash many dishes or spend more time in the kitchen (I love spending my time in the kitchen but for only trying a new recipe I never cook 😆. Like this Bake fish with paprika.. All I did was just marinate the fish with all ingredients (which is-again- simple) and put it in the oven.. that's it @(^_^)@  :D
..So I can have more time for blogging and finishing my favorite novel.. d(^_^)b

Simple Ingredients:
- 1 kg fish (any kind of bream fish)
- half  lemon. squeeze.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
- 1 tablespoon red pepper powder
- 3-4 cloves of garlic. grated.
- 1 / 2 medium onions. grated.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Long Green Chillies 4-5 pieces. Cut into pieces
- 1 medium tomato. cut into pieces

How to make:
Marinate fish with all ingredients (but long green chillies and tomato). Allow to soak about 1 hour . (I prepare the night before)
Bake at 150 deg C oven until cooked.

It could also be burned on charcoal at your bbq time....

Enjoy while it's warm.


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