Archive for February, 2012

He’s turning 6!

For our love one, Adib , “Year have passed…No more can We say , Thank u for being our Worderful friend. Alhamdulillah for every seconds written on our life journey as your friends, your best friend, your buddy and also your parents. Thank a lot Buddy :* All our best prayer for you everyday” -Ayah & Bunda-

Yesterday, as Adib’s requested, He want to make cupcake with me for his friends at school. We decide to make Chocolate velvet cake and Banana carrot cupcake. Having a lot of fun!

Chocolate velvet cake
Taken from here    ,Simple Red velvet cake, but I don’t want to use any food coloring , since this for kids.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbs cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla powder

How to :
1.  Mix together dry ingredients : flour, sugar, baking soda & vanilla set a side
2. Mix wet ingredients : eggs, oil & buttermilk.
3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mix with low speed mixer until well blended.
4. Pour 3/4 full into muffin tray or round cake tray, bake for 20-30 minutes on 180dC

And the second muffin were our favorite ever! Actually, I want to make carrot cupcake, but since I only have 2 pieces of medium carrot, so I add some mashed banan, and it turn Nice!

Banana carrot muffin
Basic recipe taken from here  , but i modified.

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tbs melted butter
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 large eggs
2 tsp mayonnaise
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup mashed banana

How to :
1.Mix dry ingredients : flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & vanilla
2. Mix wet ingredients :Oil, butter, eggs, mayonnaise.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients with electric mixer for 5 minutes, add grated carrot and mashed banana.
4. Pour into cupcake liner 3/4 full. Bake at 180dC for 20-25 minutes

For all cake and cupcake, I’m using mascarpone frosting! Love this frosting, so nyum!

Macarpone frosting

2 packed (250gr) mascarpone
1 packed (250gr) Cream cheese
250ml Heavy cream
1 cup Powder sugar
3/4 cup Butter

How to :
1. With electric mixer, beat Heavy cream until creamy.
2. Beat Butter and powder sugar until pale and creamy, add into Heavy cream mixture.
3. Add Mascarpone and cream cheese, beat all until well combine, Ready to use.

When all of my cupcakes ready, suddenly adib take one cupcake of Banana carrot cupcake and He Love it! He asked more with frosting, and show me how He licked his mouth and Tell me How delicious it is, ooo thank you so much Anak, Love it when you like it.

Then, at school, Alhamdulillah, all of his friends said It was a cute mini cupcake and they want one! 🙂

..:: diah Re ::..


3 dogs at the park

No idea what will I made this morning. I wake up early today, so I can start cooking at 6 AM 🙂 Yeay… but still, stuck with no idea. I asked my assistant to steam the potatoes. First, The idea came with making potato smashed, but I remember that Adib not a potato lover, so I change his school’s menu with Lasagna, but using potato instead of pasta.

And the result, so yuuuum! Love it! Make 3 cup of Potato Lasagna, Ayah and I love it, can’t wait for Adib’s comment 🙂

“3 dogs at the park”

Potato mixture :
3 medium potatoes, peal, steam and smashed
75ml fresh milk
1 tbs butter
50gr Carrot, grated
75gr Shrimp , minced
salt & pepper

Tomato sauce :
1 fresh tomato, boil, peal and chopped
1 small garlic, grated
1/4 onion, chopped
Salt & pepper
1 tbs butter
100gr shrimp , chopped

White sauce
1 tsp butter
1 tsp flour
125ml fresh milk
50gr grated cheese
salt & pepper

Shrimp and tofu balls

How to :
1. Potato mixture : Saute butter , add grated carrot and minced shrimp until the shrimp turn out pink, add fresh milk and potato, then sprinkle salt and pepper, mix on low heat until the potato mixture not stick on the pan.
2. Tomato sauce : Saute butter, add garlic and onion until golden brown, add fresh chopped tomatoes and shrimp, seasoning with salt and pepper, mix until the chopped tomatoes turn thick.
3. White sauce : Saute butter in low heat, add flour and milk, wait until shimmer and add grated cheese , salt and pepper.
4. Garnish : for shrimp and tofu balls, I made it from 100gr minced shrimp and 150gr tofu, mix with pure of 2 garlic, salt and pepper. Add 1 egg yolk, shape on a ball and fried.
5. Vegetable Garnish, for vegetable, I made the shrimp and tofu balls as a stone , cauliflower and broccoli as the tree and Carrot shape with dog cutter as the main figure.

6. Preparation : On a cup ,1st layer is potato mixture, 2nd layer is tomato sauce , 3rd layer is potato mixture then 4th layer is white sauce , bake on 170dC for 20 minutes. Ready to garnish.

Don’t ever think that this one is difficult meal, As you know on my post, I always try to put simplicity for my cooking (not baking 😀 )
Hope you love this post, ’cause I love this one 🙂

..:: diah Re ::..