Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ketan Unti // Glutinous Rice Cake

Ketan Unti by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I just want to make something that bring my childhood memory back, this dish .. a simple dish .. that most Indonesian's eat for breakfast , Ketan Unti / Glutinous Rice Cake with sweet coconut topping .

So far, only me and my little one enjoy this dish .. not my hubby, well.. he is a picky eater (not much of fan Indonesian traditional cake)

Ketan Unti / Glutinous Rice Cake

Recipe :
300 g glutinous white rice
200 g thick coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt

1.Soak the glutinous rice about 1 hours
2.Steam glutinous rice in steamer for about 10 minutes , mean while in medium pot, add coconut milk and salt. bring to boil, turn of the heat. Add the glutinous rice  , stir well.
3.Put back to the steamer and cooked about 30 - 45 minute
4.Remove and leave to cool.
5.Serve with coconut toping.

Sweet Coconut Topping
150 g palm sugar *gula jawa - jaggery - brown sugar*
3 Tbsp sugar
1 pandan leave (knotted)
1 grated coconut
pinch of salt
50ml water

1.Break the brown sugar/palm sugar into small pieces. Combine with the sugar, salt, pandan leave and water. Cover over a medium flame until sugar dissolves.

2.Add in grated coconut and stir till fragrant. Cook about 20 minute.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Banana Whoopie Pies

Banana Whoopie Pies by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Its my fault - always buy banana every time to go grocery and you know what happened ? there is always 1 or 2 an old banana in the corner of pantry. And getting tired of banana bread, I decide to make a whoopie pie .. hmm.. surprise I do love this kind of little cookies. Easy peasy .. and I think my little one and my cookie monster (eer.. my hubby, I mean) will like it too
Banana Whoopie Pie
Ingredients : - make 12

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup sour cream or any kind of plain yoghurt
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Combine banana and sour cream in another bowl.

2. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed, until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, beating until incorporated. Add banana mixture in 2 additions, alternating with flour mixture.

3. Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. Pipe batter into 1 1/4-inch rounds on baking sheets, spacing rounds 1 1/2 inches apart.

4. Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Slide parchment, with cookies, onto wire racks. Let cool. (Unfilled cookies can be stored for up to 1 day.)

5. Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

6. Pipe or spoon 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture onto the flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve immediately.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

East Meet West

Spaghetti with Mussel in Padangnese Chilli Sauce by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Not, because I don't want to eat an healthy food, but today I make an exception - stop my 3 days 'green' diet for a bowl of spaghetti with mussel in padangnese chili sauce .. ooh.. always worth it *well, mean is I will back to my treadmill this afternoon 1 hours longer than usual .. doooh !! ^_^

Some enjoy the dish with a warm white rice, but I just want a spaghetti , after all this is east meet west dish

Spaghetti with Mussel in Padangnese Chili Sauce
Recipe : from Ika Ray Kitchen with some adjustment to my own taste

500 gr green shell mussels (scrubs and clean the Shell)
water for boiling the mussels
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cm ginger root, minced
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
4 tbsp Indonesian hot sauce (or put as much as desired) - as known as sambal botol ABC
sugar and salt as desired

Spices to grind:
3 tbsp sambal oelek or a big red chili
6 shallots
3 garlic
1/2 tsp terasi (dried shrimp paste)
1. In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add mussels, cook for about 10-15 minutes
2. In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and ground spice and saute over moderate heat, stirring often until fragrant. Add ketchup, hot sauce
3. Add mussels. Adjust the taste , put enough salt and sugar - cook about 5-10 minute until bubbling. Add lime juice; stir. Bring to a boil and let the sauce thicken
4. Cook your spaghetti according the direction in the box (mine : al dente) - and enjoy

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Scrappy Trips Attack ...

Scrappy Trips Attack ... by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis

Actually I'm in the middle of working with 'grey' colors fabric until some activity around quilters from around the world attract me. And I'm stop what I'm doing, and just looking to my fabrics stash and doing this..

Scrappy trips really get me .. I can't stop cutting 2,5inches blocks ; combine ; sewing .. no rule just sewing.. before I know my cutting table filled up with stack of blocks.  And for you who like to make for your own, here is a very useful tutorial can be found here:
Oh well, I will come back with the final result.. Happy Friday Everyone Thank you to stop by and check what on my blogs, you guys always "cheers" my days

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sticky Chocolate Date Loaf

Sticky Chocolate Date Loaf by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
wuhuuu.. this is my first posting for 2013 ! *warning* if you think this is not a healthy dessert, especially for you who want to do your work out during a first month of 2013 *eer, like others who always have a new year resolution, to be a healthy person..* oh, well, think again ! Off course this is a healthy dessert , I put a bunch of fruits such a DATES ! you know how much vitamins in a little tinny DATE ? and again, this is a healthy .. especially if you share with your friends, they will love, smile and give you a hug, doesn't it sound healthy for you ? *ooh, mom.. stop! you are so lame LOL*

Sorry, not the recipe that you looking for ? eeek, too bad, I love it, oooh.. the combination between, bread,cake,brownies just melted in my mouth, I need to slap my hand during taking photo(s)

Thank you to Denise Fletcher, to bring such a 'beautiful sin' of dessert. Here, I don't want to be stingy, I share recipe with you too .. please share your cake *another warning, ladies..*


sticky chocolate date loaf
Recipe from Denise @Singapore Shiok Blogspot 

250 g (30 small dates) dates with pits, pitted and coarsely chopped
250 ml (1 1/4 cups) water
1 tsp baking soda
200 g (2 cups) plain or all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 - 1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
150 g (1 cup) soft butter
150 g (1 1/4 cups) soft brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
150 g (1 cup) mini dark semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
50 g (1/3 cup) extra mini dark semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 165 C (330 F) and line a 10 cm (4 in) by 23 cm (9 in) by 6 cm (2 1/2 in) loaf tin with parchment or non stick baking paper.

Combine dates and water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes or until dates are soft and liquid has reduced slightly. Reduce heat and stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam up. Stir well then set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and whisk thoroughly.

In another large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and sugar has dissolved. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after adding the first and before adding the second. Beat in vanilla and cooled melted chocolate.

Gently fold in half the flour mixture then fold in all the date mixture. Gently fold in the remaining flour and the extra whole chocolate chips.

Transfer batter to tin and tilt tin gently from side to side to level batter. Bake for 1 hour or until a fine skewer comes out almost clean from centre of loaf and loaf begins to pull away from the sides of tin *mine just 50 minute*.

Remove from oven and turn loaf out onto a cooling rack. When cold, slice and serve with coffee, tea or cold milk.