Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Black Glutinous Rice Ice Cream

It's not easy updating my blog lately, summer its here !! So many things need to take care of and I just have 2 hand. Busy with my daughter summer camp schedule , everyday during summer break. Before I know, the time is clicking .. oh, NO .. No more time for baking, or finishing my quilting project. 

St.Louis has a crazy weather ever, we just start summer day but the heat is already reach 104 F - hot.. hot.. hot, I my self never like to turn on the oven during this time, just simply baking is fine for me. And making home made Ice cream is MUST !!  The glutinous black rice here is remind me about eating 'Es Potong' when I visited my country about 2 years ago, my daughter loved it.  So, I decide to make my self. The result is awesome, this is a second batch I made already. And become my daughter favorite home made Ice Cream ever.
Black Glutinous Rice Ice Cream by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Black Glutinous Rice Ice Cream (Es Potong)

One hand full of black glutinous rice, washed and soaked whole night
3 cups water
1 cups half-and-half
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup whipping cream
2 cup sugar
2 pandan leaves, washed and tied into knots

Direction :
My lazy method and yet simple no more mess around the kitchen top, I put black rice, water, pandan leaves on slow cooker for almost 3 hours, until all the grain become so tender.  Discard the leaves, let it cool before continue to next step.
Combine all ingredients : half and half, coconut milk, whipping cream and sugar in  a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Attach a frying or candy thermometer to inside of pan. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to 170 degrees F. Add, the black rice cooked, stir nicely. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Pour mixture into lidded container and refrigerate mixture overnight
Freeze mixture in ice cream freezer , Once the volume has increased by 1/2 to 3/4 times, and reached a soft serve consistency, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy..

Note from me :
1. Another day I using 2 cups of coconut milk and skip half and half, and voila.. I get more exotic taste as I expect.  
2. Using palm sugar is giving a more darker effect to the ice cream than white sugar.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quilts For Kids - Downy Touch Of Comfort Program

Quilts For Kids by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis

I’ve been heard about amazing program from my fellow blogger, Ashley called : “Downy Touch of Comfort Program Quilts for Kids” - that quilter can volunteer helping to making blanket for children in hospital all over the country.

I’m just beginner, what I know is sewing straight line that’s it. But that didn’t make me stop doing something for others. After read the article, I encourage my self to contact them. Within 1 week, their sent me quilt kit package. Contains with fabrics already cut with different size and some instruction how you can create pretty blanket. And you have time to sewing within 6 weeks.

I finished the project for 1 weeks, and already sent back the quilt to them. So, if you who lives in USA like to doing volunteer please check their website here :


I admit that my quilt is not perfect enough, but what I’m thinking is (maybe) the blanket will cheer the little ones who MUST to stay in hospital.  One thing I loved, we can give name for blanket you've been created. I called 'BLUE WAVE' for this quilt, is that cute name ? I bet a baby boy will accept this blanket. And hope he will like it.