Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Modern I Spy Quilt

I Spy Quilt by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis

This is a short posting before I become busy tomorrow preparing for Thanksgiving Day. :)

Finally I finished this quilt - it's a very long process and time consuming also too many individual blocks ; all together there is 80 blocks. And a hundreds of nice fabrics, some are rare fabrics, Japanese Fabrics, some even no longer in market. The fabrics are my collection , that I collected for so long, Ebay Auctions even gift from my nice flickr's friends. 
The picture below is one of my favorite block, a vintage fabric 'ginger pancake recipe'

I use Aneela Fabric's collection for backing, isn't look adorable ?

Please contact me if you like to order similar quilt like this. So far I work base on order only and not doing mass production .

**Quilt is Reserved**

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hazelnut Butter Cake

Hazelnut Butter Cake by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I need a simple cake to bake ; I choose Hazelnut butter cake ; so simple but still please every one especially my little one - according to her, this cake deserve 5 stars .. oh, wow ... what a nice compliment from 7yo girl .

I bake in the afternoon , by next morning just a half pan of cake is gone ..

One tips from me for this recipe is using a very best butter you can afford to buy ... trust me ; you won't be disappointed .

Hazelnut Butter Cake
Ingredients :
2 stick of good quality salted butter (250gr), room temperature.
8 medium eggs (separated while cold) ; using just 4 white eggs only
220 gr sugar
200g all purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp. baking powder
60ml white milk
2 tbsp. hazelnut coffee - I using Maxwell Brand

1. Pre-heat oven at 320 F.

2. Prepare a 8 x 8 x 3 inch square pan. Line the base, grease the sides.

3. Separate egg whites and yolk. Beat 4 egg whites until soft peaks, gradually add 50g sugar and beat until medium stiff. Set a side

4. Cream butter and the rest of sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in egg yolks one at a time.

5. Add flour and milk , in 2 additions mix until well incorporated.

6. By using spatula fold the meringue into the yolk mixture than add the hazelnut coffee powder at the end of the mixing.

7. Pour batter into pan and level by tap the pan several time to make the air bubble out.

8. Bake for 45minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Another zebra cake

Another zebra cake by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
ooh, how easy life with an Instagram app. is ; I can take a picture and update my cooking blog right away. No need carry a heavy camera. Well, for now I probably just keep a heavy camera at home and enjoy the IG :)  * thank you for my hubby who bought me an early anniversary present *wink*

Here another thing too - my family never get bored with zebra cake. I'm so sorry you might see me bake this a lot but that is because the cake is so delicious.

The recipe is almost same with marble chiffon cake I ever posted , the different is the way I create the layer of zebra pattern on it.

Zebra Cake (a.k.a Marble Chiffon Cake)

Ingredients and Directions :

A. Mix together :
30 gr chocolate powder
60 ml hot boiling water
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

B. Mix and shifted :
280 gr all purpose flour
10 gr baking powder
6 gr salt
300 gr sugar

C. in medium bowl mix together using spatula or hand mixer
7 yolks + 180 ml water + 120 ml vegetable oil
make sure you mix the ingredients (c) very well, than add the B-mixture into it.

D. with stand mixer or hand mixer , whisk :
7 white eggs + 2 gr cream of tar tar - whisk for about 5 minutes until shinny and medium peak.
With a spatula , add the white egg mixture into yolks mixture (C)

Divide the batter into the equal amount, add one batter with the chocolate mixture (A)

Add lemon / vanilla essence or orange zest to the rest of white batter.

Now, is the fun part : How to bring Zebra strip effect

Now pour 1/4 cup of plain batter in side of baking pan if you using chiffon pan like mine - but if you use round pan, put the batter in the center of pan.

Then pour 1/4 cup of cocoa batter on top of the vanilla batter in the center

Do not disturb or try to shake it or wait for it to spread or tilt the pan for it to spread. It will spread by itself. Keep on pouring both the batter alternatively until all the batter is over.

Bake into the oven (350 F) for about 45 - 50 minute or until skewer comes clean.

Note :
This recipe for using chiffon pan ; so you don't grease your pan.

Turn pan up side down as soon as you take the pan from the oven. And keep it cool for a while.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The new blocks for my new quilt

The new blocks for my new quilt by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I'm busy and having fun in the same time - sewing new blocks for my new quilt . I didn't know that can be so addictive ; piles after piles of blocks . Time consuming but again I just can't stop doing it. It's fun ..

Still need 20's more blocks to go - can't wait until the final result.