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Black Nastar / Brown Pineapple bite for IdFB Challenge#16 Cookies

I llooovveeee making cookies...any cookies. Love to make them as much as I eat them. My family love it too. You know, in Turkey people very much love drinking tea. Anytime, any where, any occasion. Hot weather or cold weather Turkish people enjoy their tea so much. 

That tea time tradition I can not avoid in our home :). Usually we drink tea together after dinner. For me, drinking tea without any snack along with it, is like going to market without money.....hahahahahha..it just can not be! Back when I was in my homeland Indonesia, I always have traditional snack along with my morning tea as breakfast. Or some cookies in my afternoon coffee :)

So, when you are visiting our house..don't worry..we always have a jar (or two) of cookies. And those jar won't be empty (almost every time) because we love our tea with cookies along with it :)

Well, today I'll share one of my family fave ... Dark pineapple tart ( I call it black Nastar) cookies. Believe me..it's so good and almost too pretty to eat :)


This post also goes to Indonesian Food Blogger Challenge#16 Kue Kering Cookies
You can visit Indonesian Food Blogger page to see many great contents from other IdFBer's
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Cheesecake between Red Velvet Cake for our wedding anniversary

This is not too late post--I think. Yes, me and my husband just celebrate our wedding anniversary. At this 28th August we celebrate our 5th year, love and respect each other, live and rowing our small boat facing-sometimes ripple waves- and sometimes big waves and scary wind. I know it's still too much too young to reach our dreaming island...but at least this 5th year we can remember that we are still rowing same boat to go to the same way.

Nothing is easy in our marriage. We came from different place! Totally different culture, different language, different nationality, different taste... My husband is Turkish and me my self is Indonesian.  If you understand what I mean, person who came from different background is never easy to walk together with at same rhythm... 
The things we have in common is only care, love and good willing to reach blessing of Allah.

 I  knew my husband around 2004 ... We knew each other from Internet. It took us so much time to finally decided to be together in holy marriage. Many things had to think about and calculated.... But hey... love is not a math that we can calculate😍 
I'm not exactly remember why we decided (finally) to marry .... after my first visit to Turkey in 2008, one year after that I married my husband 😃



Well, enough about old story of us.. I'll tell you many thing again later... We just want to grateful to Allah that we are still now having each other with great love from HIM.
So for just remembering our 5th year of marriage, I made this cake. I know my husband likes cheesecake a lot s much s he likes chocolate cake... so I decided to make this Red velvet cake with cheesecake in between. For garnish, I use classic vanilla butter cream flowered with small red fondant flower (I have small amount of -don't know what to do-fondant in my refrig).

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Kroket Tuna / Tuna Potatoe croquette

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah.







Happy Sunday Everybody. 

Weekend for me is busy time.... well..as busy as week days actually (^,^).. But in week end I always spend more times to makes additional snacks for the family-- especially for my little one. For some kind of snack which can be frozen (make a head) I usually stock up a bit much so any time my Sahnaz wants a snack it can be ready in a minute ..just heat it in oven or just fry it.

This time I make tuna croquettes. I  mixed my croquettes with carrots for more healthy reason . But If  you want to make it and skip it .. go ahead .. but I prefer snack for my kid ..anything..with vegetables. 
You can make it in advance and store in freezer. Use within 1 week. 


Make about 20 pcs 

Ingredients:
- about 500 gr potato (peel and wash)
- 2 medium carrot
- 2 spring onion, chopped coarsely 
- Canned tuna 160 ~ 180 g (strain the oil )
- ± 40 g  butter or margarine (I use butter) 
- 2 tablespoons flour 
- 1/2 cup (120 ml)  milk
- 1 small onion. finely chopped 
- 3 cloves of garlic. finely chopped 
- Pepper powder to taste 
- Sugar and salt to taste

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Celebrating Eidul Fitr (Ramazan Bayram) and also My kid's 2nd B'day

Happy Eid al Fitr 1435 H for you who celebrate it. 

This Eid al Fitr 2014 is the happiest and memorable moment for me. After more than 5 times celebrated Eid in Turkey, this is the first time I feel like celebrate Eid al Fitr in my own country. Many my Indonesian fellow came to visit with their family. Some students who study here also came to visit.. to tied more closely relationship.

Beside that memorable Eid al Fitr, this year coincide with  my lovely baby's birthday, Sahnaz Kale this July turns 2! .. Time feel too fast passing by.. I still feel I just born her few months ago..now she turns 2 !

Two happy reasons (Eid al Fitr and my princess' B'day) is enough for me to celebrate it, just simple celebration. We invited some Indonesian to spend happy moment with simple Indonesian and Turkish Foods.

Like normally b'day party I also made one simple b'day cake for my daughter. This chocolate cake  made from 1 recipe of steamed chocolate sponge cake and 1 recipe chocolate brownie recipe steamed with simple fondant decoration. And chocolate frosting recipe here.


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Easy Strawberry Ice cream (No machine required)

Ramadhan comes in summer this year 2014... Long day for fasting and so hot outside... May Allah gives us more 'pahala' (reward). And I think nothing more comfort and refreshing us after iftar in this Ramadhan than a cup (or more) of strawberry ice cream. I have no ice cream machine at home but it can't stop me to festive our summer days in this holy month.
You can make this also for your family.




Make about 800 ml
Ingredients:
- about 400 gr fresh strawberry ( you can use frozen one too)
- Condensed milk about 1 cup
- Thick cream 1 cup
- Sugar about 4~5 Tbsp (according your taste) -- I used 4 because I add strawberry jam in my ice cream.
- few tsp homemade or store bought strawberry jam (optional)
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Peynirli Yumurtalı Pide / Turkish Pide bread with cheese and egg topping



In Turkey, pita (called pide) has a soft, chewy texture. The pizza-like foods called lahmacun are made with oval-shaped pieces of pide dough topped with finely chopped meat and herbs before baking. Pide also refers to another pizza-like food made of pide dough topped with different ingredients. Regional variations in the shape, baking technique, and topped materials create distinctive styles for each region. Such pides can include chicken, beef, cheese, potatoes, garlic and many other ingredients. Beside Pide with meat toppingchicken toppingTurkish sausage topping, this time I made it with cheese and egg  topping. Also you can choose ayran for drink.


Serve: 8 pieces medium size
Ingredients:
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Crunchy Teriyaki Chicken Rice bowl / Ayam saus teriyaki

Selam everybody... Merhaba from Turkey

Suddenly missed and wanted to eat this food. This menu reminds me on typical menu of Japanese restaurant with a taste of Indonesia. If you live in Indonesia you will understand and know exactly the unique and characteristic of foods I mean. In Bursa, city I live now, as far as I know, it's hard to find a Japanese fast food restaurant .. maybe in starred hotel provides one or two Japanese food in their menu, mostly sushi-and I don't really like the taste...

Well, to ease sense of longing of Japanese food (with Indonesian taste), this Chicken rice bowl is enough to treat it .. Let's try it also in your kitchen. It won't disappoint you ...

Since this is my first attempt to make it, I didn't measure the exact amount of some ingredient... it's just simply according to my taste based on how it's real taste on my memory.


Serve about 2 portion
Ingredients A:
- Boneless chicken (about 300gr) thinly sliced, season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- 1 medium egg, beaten off
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp flour
- pinch of salt and pepper
- small amount of water (the batter has thinner consistency than pancake's)
- Flour (about 4 tbsp)
- Oil for deep fry


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MANTI ÇORBASI / Turkish Ravioli soup


Merhaba from Turkiye Everybody!!! It's been ages I had gone.. but believe me I didn't neglect my blog... as You can see I did something again to my blog page ..I changed the appearance...What do you think about this new look?? please tell me, I need your opinion :)
And sorry for not write any post since I've been busy with my lil baby... but time flies so fast..she is growing up now...almost 2 year old...she turns into adorable lil angel :)


She likes eating with bare hand (just like her mommy :p ) and her favorite food now is fruty yogurt. She also likes soup and some Indonesian foods as well.

And taaddaaa.... now I'll share our family fave soup ! Ravioli Soup ( Mantı Çorba). So yummy and creamy..you and family gonna love it! try and tell me what do you think.. :)

Served 4 ~ 5 portions
Ingredients A:
- 2 small bowls of ravioli (about 300 g)-- or you can use this recipe to make by your own
- 1 cup cooked chickpea (about 100 gr)
- 1 egg yolk
- ¾ tbsp flour
- 1 cup yogurt
- Salt and dried mint 

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