Tuesday, February 28, 2012

away from fabrics and mixer (perhaps..)

away from fabrics.. by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis.

I've been waiting for 2 months to get paperback version, trilogy of Stieg Larsson Novel ! This will make me away from fabrics,needle and mixer for awile.

Well, I love my #NOOK, but nothing compare with the sound and the look of the letters on the crisp white paper.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NO BAKING TODAY : smocked sundress

smocked sundress by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I made this for my little girl friend, who celebrate 4yo Birthday yesterday.

I bought this fabric last year, after made 1 dress for my daughter and skirt for her and I still have bunch of left over fabric, so I decided  to make smocked sundress for my friend's daughter.  

I think she will like it. :)

Easy bittsy dress, no pattern necessary. Add 7 layer of smocked and little ban on the bottom.. 1hour sewing.. wuhuuu..

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lapis Legit Durian

Lapis Legit Durian by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
It's been an ages I'm not making this cake - ah, making lapis legit is a time consuming task that demands a lot of patience. I spent a very long hours to bake 1 8inch round layer cake like this. But you know, every time I complain about the process of making lapis legit, the result is always worth it.

Lapis legit contains several different spices, as we called 'bumbu spekoek ' but this time, I add some durian mothong ; well totally different flavor from original lapis legit aroma.

I promise to make an original taste of Lapis Legit next time *cross finger* :D

Lapis Legit Durian
Recipe : From Lydia - My Kitchen Blog

Ingredients (8" x 8"):
400g Butter
150g Sugar
10 Egg Yolks
1 tsp Durian Essence
1 cup Durian Puree (+/-)
60ml Milk
200g All-Purpose Flour
50g Corn Flour

7 Egg Whites
150g Sugar

1. Grease and line the bottom of a 8" x 8" baking pan. Preheat oven to 200degC (upper heat only).

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Add in egg yolks and continue to cream until smooth and fluffy.

3. Add in durian essence, puree and milk, and stir until well blended. Sift and fold in flours until well combined.

4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy then add in sugar gradually while beating. Continue to beat until stiff. Stir it into the batter and mix until well combined.

5. Spoon about 100g of the batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly. Place it in the middle of the oven and bake until golden brown.

6. Remove it from the oven, use a fork to prick some holes on the cake. Then spoon another 100g of the batter onto the baked layer and spread evenly. Bake until golden brown. Repeat this step until all of the batter is used up.

7. Remove the cake from oven, invert and cool on rack.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Baking Today : New NOOK bag

New NOOK bag by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
My first time making little pouch, still way from perfect ! I need working hard to make this little one looks good .. anyway, I'm happy now my NOOK has new home :D

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rosette Buttercream Cake

Rosette Buttercream Cake by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis

Roses are red ,
violets are blue
and look at my messy rosette ... boo !!

Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day everyone ..

*3 layer's chocolate cake decorate with rosettes buttercream*

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tomato Chicken Shorba

Tomato Chicken Shorba by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Oatmeal may be is the last choice breakfast option in our family. We are not fans of oatmeal .. i know this is bad, but I was surpraise when first time made this dish. 1 big pot of shorba, is gone pretty fast.

Now I know how to make them eat oat including me offcourse ^_^ A very healty dish, simple yet delicious.  I made this for last day lunch, eeeh.. what happen next ? everybody ask some more for dinner

Tomato Chicken Shorba Recipe from : Bunda Estherlita

Ingredients : 1 whole chicken ( i used Cornis Hen +/- 623gr)
1 slice of ginger or 2 tsp ginger powder
4 medium carrot, shreded
2 cans of asparagus, slice tinny (skip if you don't like) or 6 fresh asparagus
2 cans of mushroom, chopped or 1 handful of fresh mushroom
3 medium potatos, shredded
2 medium tomatoes , chopped or 1 can of tomato
3 red onion, chopped - yellow onion is work too
4 garlic, chopped
2 tsp cummin powder (i used 3 tsp, to get more excotic aroma)
200 gr of regular oatmeal (or more to make your soup more thicked)
salt, pepper for taste
pinch of sugar

chopped coriander leaves, for garnish

Directions : in medium pot, bring 1 ltr of water to boil, add whole chicken and ginger, let it cook until chicken is tender. Take the chicken out, shredded.

saute onion with 1 tbsp of butter, until translucen, add into chicken stock. Add oatmeal, salt, pepper, sugar, cummin cooked until oatmeal become soft .

Add all the vegetables and chicken. Cooked about 5 minute, adjust the taste. add chopped coriander leaves, serve warm.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

NO BAKING TODAY : Valentine's Gift Idea

an apron with quilt pocket by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Now, I know how to using my first time quilt mixer block. Add into linen fabric apron - what do you think ?

This is my last minute valentine's idea - and for sure, this apron will be gone tomorrow. :)

My mind full with idea what next apron gonna be, add this..add that... ooooh, hope I can sit nicely in front of my sewing machine without un-necessary interrupting from husband or kid LOL ..

Friday, February 3, 2012

NO BAKING TODAY : Scrapy Log Cabin

scrapy log cabin by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I always want to learn about quilting ! I can't belive that I did ; this is my first time scrapy log cabin ever. The block keep on growing .. and I still don't know how far i can go :)

Don't worry, not hard at all - you can find so many free tutorial through flickr or youtube . You just need a lot of scrap fabrics and passion for sure :)

Happy Weekend everyone,

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Not much of comment from me for this cake , but let me copied what my daughter said about this cake when I cut a slice for her for after school snack *grin* : "this is a 14,000% yummy delicioso,bunda" - oh well, she always loves giving compliment with a very strange percentage - LOL   But she wasn't lie, this is delicious cake .. wanna try ?

Lemon Chiffon Cake
Source : Taste Home

Ingredients :
•7 eggs, separated
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1-1/2 cups sugar
•3 teaspoons baking powder
•1 teaspoon salt
•3/4 cup water
•1/2 cup canola oil
•4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
•2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

•1/3 cup butter, softened
•3 cups confectioners' sugar
•1/4 cup lemon juice
•4-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
•Dash salt


•Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

•In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, water, oil, lemon peel and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and beat until well blended. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Fold into batter.

•Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

•Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost top of cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.