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Orange Swiss Roll Cake from egg white / Bolu gulung dari putih telur

Roll Cake agaaiinnn..! and yes...it's about orange still. After I made Orange Curd a day before I still have some orange left in my fridge. And also I have some left over egg white. Usually I made macarons with my left over egg white.. but I run out almond flour and I hesitate to grind my almond to make my own almond flour.

It's rainy and cold week end. Spring's rain getting more often these weeks, and sun more often out off the shadow of the clouds... I just love this transition time...And after this I can see many flower blooming everywhere...and what I love here in Turkey... Tulips everywhere..!!! Colorful and just beautiful ^,^
I just can't wait to welcoming summer already...

Even start from this Sunday,29 March, time changing to summer time. It means we turn clock one hour forward. It's about Daylight saving time (DST). For you who live in country which never use this DST-Just like me before- you can  read more about it here
Now I am 4 hour different only to my homeland Indonesia (^,^)  It's making us easier to arrange time if we want to make video conference between us here in Turkey and my family in Indonesia.

Orange Curd Recipe and seasonal Table list for fruits, vegetables and fish

Today I went to traditional market (turkish=pazar). In my neighborhood traditional market open every Wednesday. I had no idea what to buy because you know in Turkey (maybe in other 4 seasons country) people sell and buy what's in season. Me as tropical  person still hardly to adapt my mind on it-even I'm living here for 6 years! 
But for few things I already kept on my mind when it's really season so I can stock them as much as I can..what is that? Chilliiieees..!! Yes, I can not eat without chilly (^,^)
So I knew when chilly season start and when it's becoming very cheap.

Below my post I have a roughly estimate list what is in season. That table list actually for my self to reminder if I need to make/ cook/ baking something.

 And today in pazar I saw many cheap orange. Orange, as grapefruits and quince has peak season on January or February... I don't know if it's good orange or not since it's actually end of it's season..but I bought them anyway one kilo only for 1 TL. Still didn't know to do with those oranges until I saw my lemon curd on fridge. I made lemon curd often cause I love lemon so much and I can find fresh lemon almost everyday. 


Dark Chocolate macarons with Chocolate coffee filling

Selam Everybody.....Merhaba from Turkey....

If it's about chocolate.. I will not convince you anymore how delish and yum anything made of it. 
How about to pair it with macarons? and then fill it with coffee cream filling....should I tell you more how they twist and complete each other and make double yum for your family dessert or coffee/ tea time with dear friends?

Okay... no more words about this dark chocolate macarons..just try this for your weekend baking.. ^,^

Make about 20 pairs (40 macarons) depending how big you pipe your macarons.

Ingredients For macarons shells:
  • 80 gr egg white ( I use aged leftover egg whites)
  • pinch of salt
  • 60 gr caster sugar
  • 130 gr icing sugar
  • 80 gr almond flour
  • 30 gr dark cocoa powder
How to make Macarons shells:


Good thing if you join in a foodie group is sometimes they make cooking challenge with certain theme.. so if you do not have any idea for cooking/ baking you will just happily cooking/ baking with that defined theme.
Or if you never cooking/ baking on that certain theme because many reasons...you will just be challenged to do it... Just like me...

And this month #YKMK (your kitchen my kitchen) one of Indonesian base foodie group gathering another baking challenge with theme: Rainbow Cake in Jar. This baking challenge asking you who joining to make and present rainbow cake (any cake base) in a jar.
I never bake rainbow cake before. Many reasons... one biggest reasons is I didn't have many baking pan which required for making rainbow cake. For making rainbow cake layer you at least need 3 or 4 baking pan/ baking tray for bake each layer/ color.

Chocolate Coffee Macarons recipe

Happy Welcoming spring to you! (^,^)
Yes..middle March people in Turkey call it "Bahar karlı" means half spring half winter , from language Bahar=spring. karlı=snowy. But winter is kış mevsim in turkish language (^,^) I miss summer already tough..

I miss warm and long day light..sun shine.. clear sky with many stars at night... yes...I am tropical person in nature, who find my self here like a bear (^,^) ..hide and sleep during winter..hahahahaha...

And yep! ... my post is macarons again..!! (^,^) Who will boring with this tiny adorable things.... in fact I think it's the beginning time for my macarons adventure.
Yesterday I made this Chocolate Coffee macarons with chocolate coffee filling. The coffee flavor was so strong-which I like- together with sweet bitterness of chocolate...it was just great! .Yum..and believe me..you gonna love it too..


Kıymalı börek (Turkish style minced meat pasty)

Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

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Börek in Turkish refers to any meal made from Yufka (phyllo dough). Thinly rolled pastry, often the paper-thin variety known as yufka, is wrapped around various savory fillings or arranged in layers . The myriad types of börek are unmatched delicacies when cooked to perfection. Boreks can be fried, baked, cooked on a griddle or boiled. Traditionally it was said that no girl should marry until she had mastered the art of börek making. Preferred fillings are cheese, minced meat, spinach and potatoes. In the form of rolls filled with cheese or minced meat mixtures and fried, böreks are known as "Sigara (cigarette) boregi". Böreks should be light and crisp, without a trace of excess oil.

Börek's type also named by it shape... Like I made today known as Kol böreği  is prepared in long rolls, either rounded or lined. Generally filled with minced meat or you can vary them with feta cheese, spinach or others. This Börek is commonly eaten during breakfast or brunch with hot Turkish-style tea or with ayran.

Now I will share my recipe how to make this Börek at home

 Ingredients for filling:
- about 500 gr minced meat (you can use beef or lamb)
- 2 big onions, finely chopped
- 2 stalks of leek, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp butter


Chicken Popcorn recipe

I was looking for something that can appetite my kid... you know, if you have kids..you always trying something that can make them eat nicely. I remember she likes fried chicken a lot especially crunchy one (^,^)... So I come up with this chicken popcorn.

The tiny chunk make them has more crunchy coating which is my daughter loves it much. and that small chunk very much make her easy to bite.
And here is my recipe based on my Crunchy (brined) Fried Chicken with tiny adjustment.

  • about 500 gr chicken meat, skinless, boneless. 
  • Pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 2~3 Tbsp all purpose flour


(Not so) Natural Red Velvet Swiss Roll cake

And my today post is Red Velvet Roll Cake. I use beets puree for give natural red color but with a little "cheating" (^,^)... I also add few drop red gel food color. It's because I saw my batter before baking it was not as red as I hope. Maybe for next experiment, I will increase amount of beets puree for this recipe.

Green Tea Macarons with Green Tea Chocolate filling recipe

It's like a curse for me.... or you can call it addicted.... I'm talking about baking (and eat) macarons (^,^)

Yes, once I successfully baked nice macarons these previously weeks... my mind keep thinking to bake them again and again with many idea on flavors and variation. But I'm still afraid to try other recipe .... maybe next time. You know..after long journey with many recipe's trial and error until I finally decided this recipe which suit for me... I don't think I have any dare to try other method in this nearly time....hehehehe..
Even Actually I want to try Italian meringue method for making my next macarons. But major reason is I still don't purchase candy thermometer yet.... Maybe next time , Inshaallah (^,^)

Do you like green tea? Green tea is made from the leaves from Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originated in China, but it has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. Green tea has recently become relatively widespread in the West where black tea has been the traditionally consumed tea.

Green tea has become the raw material for extracts used in various beverages, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items. Many varieties of green tea have been created in the countries where it is grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture, production processing, and harvesting time.

Many claims have been made for the beneficial health effects of green tea consumption, but they have generally not been borne out by scientific investigation; excessive consumption is associated with some harmful health effects.

My today post is Matcha/ Green tea macarons with matcha Chocolate filling. The aroma during I bake this macarons it's just like soul therapy for me (^,^) . It has mild refreshing scent inside my house and since it's winter now, I didn't open any window, the scent stay long about few hours more... hhmmmm... I think you should try it too (^,^)
And here my recipe that I've been using until now before I decide to use other recipe/ methos (^,^)


Bolu Gulung Keju / Swiss Roll with cream cheese filling

Resep dalam bhs Indonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Turkiye.. (^,^)

I know many people love Roll Cake aka swiss roll....and I guess not a few of us either got struggled to make it one perfectly. 
Some end up with crack during rolling it--that's common problem on making roll cake. I know.. I've been there before..or even until now sometimes I have that problem.

But I never give up on things...no no no..not me! (^,^) . I kept learning, trial and error on some recipe and technique so I can determine what kind factors which make sad face on us when making this unique delicacy dessert. I am not an expert person who can tell you what to do or not to do to make roll cake perfect. And I'm not guarantee either after you read my review you will 100% success making it... I just share according my last trial and error making this roll cake.. So if you have something on your mind...speak out to me..I'll be very happy and thankful. 

Bolu Gulung Keju / Swiss Roll with cream cheese filling
The recipe in my humble opinion is one important key to make perfect roll cake. Most roll cake recipe require less flour than liquid (from eggs, oil/ melted butter, etc) to make it flexible enough to handle.... But again..I'm not expert in this field. You may do trial and error also on some different recipes.

İşkembe Çorbası / Turkish style tripe soup

Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

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Beside in Turkey, this tripe soup is a common meal in Balkan area, Bulgaria, Greek and eastern Europe. Made of cow's tripe (dana İşkembe-turk) cooked in terbiyeli sauce and served with garlic-vinegar sauce. Terbiyeli sauce made from mixture of egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic, and flour. 

The taste of this soup is simply fresh and comfort meal during winter like nowadays. I serve it with sprinkle of parsley and a lot of flake red chilly.... hhhmmmm.....My husband can drink this soup with one loaf of medium bread alone without anything else, he just loves it!  it's instantly become my first favorite Turkish soup as Asian person

In Bursa, there are some lokanta (restaurant) which serve only soup as their menu. Their special menus are İşkembe Çorbası and Kelle paça çorbası (sheep head meat soup) and they are remarkably good! And if you eat something very delicious in a restaurant, you couldn't ask the chef what's ingredients he putted there and how to cook it nicely , could you? (^,^) --which I sometimes do to street food vendor..with a joke of course. Sometimes, they answer my question..sometimes they answer it with SMILE only (^,^)

Well, this İşkembe Çorbası recipe I get from searching on Internet, watching Turkish cooking show on TV, asking around my Turkish friend, my mother in law and neighbors (which mostly they don't cook this at home so they mostly don't have any idea exactly how to cook it ). The taste I tried to resemble as close as I can like at the restaurant. Try it, and I believe you will like it too (^,^)

İşkembe Çorbası / Turkish style tripe soup | Çitra's Home Diary. #işkembeçorbası #offalrecipe #beeftriperecipe #turkishfoodrecipe #souprecipe
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