Thursday, December 25, 2008

Soto Padang

December 'Masak Bareng YUk ' event is Soto Padang.

I don't remember when was the last time I have this menu, maybe since 1993 when I visited Bukit Tinggi. It's just I prefer Soto ayam or Soto Lamongan better than this.

Actually I am not sure if this is the correct soto Padang. But I got the recipe from "Seri Masak Femina PRIMARASA" so I am a bit confident to post this.

Here is the recipe (I copied from the book)


Ingredients :

400 gram beef
2000 ml water
1 tsp salt
5 kaffir lime leave
2 lemongrass
2 salam leaves
1 1/2 cm ginger
1 cm galangal
1/2 nutmeg, 5 cloves, 5 cm cinamon
spring onion
glass noodles (I don't use it)
Potatoes - boiled and dice
fried shallot, and shrimp crackers

Ground spices : 10 shallot, 4 garlic, 2 chilies, 1 cm turmeric, salt and pepper to taste
Method :
Boil beef with salt, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, salam leavs, ginger, galangal, nutmeg, cloves, and cinamon until tender.
Slice the beef thinly and fried until crispy ( I cheated --- I used ready made crispy beff from Pelita Nasi Padang)
Fry the ground spice until fragrant and add to the stock.
Add spring onion and serve hot.
I serve it with rice cube and this 'kampung crackers' since I can not find the 'kerupuk merah'


Blue baby hat

This blue baby hat was made for one of my friend who just has a baby girl.

I plan to make a pair of booties to comlete it.
It's just simle crochet with sc, dc and shell stitch, using 'Four Season - Cotton quick' yarn in blue and blend colour, and hook no 4.

Update : the booties finished, using Indonesian Cotton Thread blue and white, and hook no 4

The pattern is from Thata's book second edition, Crochet for Baby.

For those who wants to know more about the thread and other Indonesian yarn please email me.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

PEPES AYAM ( Steam Chicken wrapped in banana leaves )

This November 'Masak Bareng' menu is Pepes Ayam or steamed chicken wrapped in banana leaves.

The event is hosted by Dheeta and friends.
I am not good at cooking but I tried to make this pepes my way, as I don't really know how to make it. But luckily my son like it. So here is the recipe...
Ingredients :
Chicken fillet
Banana Leaves
Daun Salam ( salam leaves)
Ground Spices :
Chili (optional) --- I don't use it
salt and sugar to taste
How to make :
- cut chicken in cubes, blend with the ground spices.
- Put 2 spoonfull of the chicken to banana leaves, add lemongrass and salam leaves
- Steam about 30 minutes and serve hot.
I grill the pepes after steamed to make it tastier.
You may serve it with sayur asam and since this pepes is for my children I do not add chili in it so I just serve with sambal belacan.


Simple projects

I don't know, it's looks like I am in knitting and crochet blue ...
Just do these simple and easy to do crochet and two tote bag for friends.

This square is as a pattern tester for Thata. And as always, her design is beautiful and you have to read the pattern carefully. I love this pink and green colour, looks georgeous in my eyes.
I use ICT ( INdonesian Cotton Thread ) and 3mm chochet hook.

Above is a headband, since my son refused to be my model (LOL) I took the picture with my hubby's golf ball which are scattered arround in the yard.

The pattern is from here. It should be a bookmark but mine is too big cause I use bigger yarn, so I made it to a headband.

Those two totebags are for Evi who will go back to Jakarta and for Vina who will move to Perth this December. Please use them as a grocery bag instead of the plastic one.

It's machine applique and hand embroidery. And also my 'Handmade by Hernik' brand at the back, it's machine embroidery.

The last one is hat. Few weeks ago my friends in DC groups displayed all the hats they'd made this year. That made me want to make one too. So here it is....

Thanks to be my model Ahmed... it's too big though...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Trip to Melaka

Yesterday, November 19, we Pengajian WIATMI++ Kuala Lumpur had trip to Melaka.

It was so nice that we can go with our friends... and my hubby was so kind to me, he picked up the children and be at home with them, thanks a lot.....

Here are the pictures from yesterday, just enjoy...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Please forgive me for once again writing in Bahasa Indonesia, couse it's easier for me as my english is not that good... I know....

So ikutan eventnya Deetha dan kawan kawan di ' Masak Bareng Yuukk..!!! '

Temanya kali ini adalah Rolade Tahu.

Buat aku masakan ini agak mudahlah sebagai orang yang gak bisa masak. Jadi resep aku ini main cemplung aja ya gak tahu ukurannya yang pasti, dikira kira aja deh...


Bahan :

2 buah tahu cina putih (dipasar sini disebutnya tahu lembut, karena ada satu jenis lagi yang agak keras)
ayam cincang
udang cincang
4 butir telur
1 wortel
daun bawang rajang halus
bawang merah
bawang putih
royco dikit

Cara membuatnya :

1. Haluskan tahu, sisihkan
2. Haluskan bawang merah, bawang putih, garan, merica.
3. Parut wortel dngan parutan yang besar --- duh... apa namanya ya ?
4. Campurkan bumbu halus dengan tahu, tambahkan wortel, royco, ayam cincang, udang cincang dan daun bawang, aduk rata.
5. Tambahkan 1 butir telur, aduk rata.
6. Sisa telur buat dadar sebanyak diperlukan.

---> ambil 1 lembar aluminium foil atau daun alasi dengan telur dadar, tambahkan 2 sendok makan adonan tahu, gulung , dan kukus selama kurang lebih 20 menit.

angkat dan sajikan hangat....

Selain dimakan dengan saus sambal bisa juga dipakai untuk campuran sup, potong potong, masukkan ke sup sayuran....

Alhamdulillah anak anak suka....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Foto Fun #4 - Accecories wanita

So Sorry to write in Bahasa Indonesia....

Ikutan Foto fun # 4 dengan tema aksesories wanita...

Bingung foto mana ya yang mau diikutin ?

Yang ini aja deh....

Friday, October 24, 2008

My small projects

Those two were planed to submited to our merajut group competition, but.... not finish until the deadline.... *sigh...*

The red bag above is a small bag for my new Al-Qur'an -- a gift from ceuk Zaza ... thanks Ceuk---. It's crochet using cotton yarn gift from Thata-- thanks Tha...

I use what we call 'Tusuk Ilusi' from Thata's book 2. Isn't it look georgeous...???

And the last one is fingerless glove. Lace knitting, using Thata's yarn as well.
That's all for now... Iam doing a lace shawl now and will update later....
Have a nice day....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Eksperiment with my Digital Pocket Camera

Setelah baca postingan Dita yang ini mulai deh bereksperimen. Ini beberapa hasilnya.
Foto foto rajutan nan

ti menyusul.