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Serves 2 in an 8 fl.oz. glass

Ingredients :

150g. White Chocolate
150ml. Whole Milk
50ml. Double Cream
4oz. Maple Syrup
2 shot of Espresso
1 shot of Grand Marnier
20g. Pistachios
1/4 tsp. Fleur De Sel

For the topping :
Using a pestle and mortar crush the pistachios and add the fleur de sel, mix well.

For the beverage: (using an espresso machine)
To create the drink with a nice sexy foam, in my opinion only using a steamer coffee machine or using cafetière.

Using a clean steaming jug with a thermometer attachment, mix the milk, double cream, maple syrup and fine grated white chocolate.
Steam the mix using the espresso machine, aerate the mix continue to slowly pull the jug downwards, when the temperature reaches 65 C, turn off the steamer.
Pull 2 shot of espresso.
Put 1 shot of espresso and half shot of Grand Marnier in each serving glass,
Fill the serving glass with the steamed mix white chocolate milk, use a spoon to scoop the foam.
Serve with crunchy fleur de sel pistachio on top.

If you are using a cafetière and mocha pot
In a clean pan, mix the milk, double cream, maple syrup and fine grated white chocolate, stir and simmer until the white chocolate has dissolved when the mix has reached boiling point (when the first bubbles show) take off the heat.
Transfer into a cafetière and aerate the mix with the plunger of the cafetière (plunge up and down repeatedly).
Use a mocha pot for espresso.
Put 1 shot of espresso and half shot of Grand Marnier in each serving glass,
Fill the serving glass with the steamed mix white chocolate milk, use a spoon to scoop the foam.
Serve with crunchy fleur de sel pistachio on top.

A Spoonful of sweet, sexy and silky white chocolate foam and crunchy salty pistachios is just heaven.


Pomelo citrus salad (rujak jeruk bali)

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Pomelo citrus salad (rujak jeruk bali)

This recipe reminds me of when I was younger, and my mother made a little boat from a pomelo skin for me to play with. The flesh of pomelos in Java is usually red or pink, and some of them have distinctive bitter and sour sweet flavour.

Makes 4 large portions
1 pomelo (about 2kg)
1 cucumber
1 sour mango
1 pomegranate
Juice of 2 limes
Coriander leaves and fried peanuts, to serve

For the bumbu rujak dressing
2 red chillies
5 tbsp palm sugar
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
4 tbsp walnut oil
Juice of 1 lime
5 dried shrimp, fried

1 Cut the peel from the pomelo and break up the flesh into large pieces with your fingers. Shred the cucumber and mango in a food processor, or using a sharp knife. Mix with the remaining salad ingredients except for the garnish.

2 For the bumbu rujak, whizz all the ingredients together in the blender or food processor. Toss it through the salad and serve with coriander leaves and fried peanuts.



BUBUR KETAN IRENG (Javanese glutinous rice pudding)

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I love Bubur Ketan Ireng (Javanese glutinous rice pudding), I remember every time my mother took me to the market, she always asked me which rice pudding that I want, and I always pick the black glutinous rice over Bubur cantel (sorghum pudding).

So for the easy way I always make 2 dishes in the same ingredients to make my live simple so I can enjoy hot and cold dishes in one go.

ES KRIM KETAN IRENG (Javanese black glutinous rice Ice cream) and BUBUR KETAN IRENG PANGGANG (bake glutinous rice pudding)

(Serve 4 for black glutinous rice pudding and half litter black glutinous rice ice cream)

Ingredients :

300g black glutinous rice washed
1.2 lt. water
150g coconut sugar, grated
1 Pandan leaf
1tsp vanilla extract
250 ml coconut milk
200 ml double cream
pinch of salt

Soak the glutinous rice in water overnight.
Drain the rice, and place in a saucepan with 1.2 litres of water. Heat the mixture until boiling and continue to cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
Stir the sugar and the pandan leaf into the rice and continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes. Heat the coconut milk, double cream and 2 egg yolk add vanilla extract and the salt in a saucepan until the mixture thickens, adding into rice folded slowly.
Divide the mixture into 5, four of them bake it in the oven 180 C for 20 min. Set aside 1 part for ice cream mixture.

For the ice cream :

75 g caster sugar
475 ml fresh coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
240 ml double cream, whipped and chilled
1 part of black glutinous rice pudding

Over the low heat warm the sugar in saucepan with coconut milk until the sugar has dissolved, stir in the vanilla extract and leve to cool.

Mix in the whipped cream. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Churn for about 40 minutes or until almost firm. Add black glutinous rice pudding folded with spatula slowly (just make sure you didn’t over mix). Then transfer to a freezer container, freeze for 20 minutes before serving.




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I grew up in small town in Central Java, I learned to bake from the age of 7, not just because I loved to do it, but it was my mother’s idea of child Labour. However as I was the youngest of five kids I could get away from the hardest jobs of baking cakes.
Before she bought a hand electric mixer, she used to make cakes with a traditional hand mixer that looks like a metal spiral that we must dry up properly or it would go rusty.

I bet you would say that I was a lazy boy when my mother asked for a little help.
If it was only one cake, that would have been easy for us, but once I remembered she agreed to bake more than 100 plates of cakes for “nyewu” a Javanese tradition, when a family celebrates a thousand days after someone has passed away.
So with five kids as soldiers my mother was a strong leader to make sure 120 marble cakes (25cm x25 cm) was delivered.
Thinking she was lucky because my grandmother owned a battery hen farm, because for one marble cake recipe she would need 8 egg yolks and 4 egg whites, so at that time she needed more than 100 kg of eggs.

Marble Cake

8 eggs yolk
4 eggs whites
250g butter, room temperature
200g plain flour
300g caster sugar
2 tsp. cocoa powder

Heat the oven to 180C, line the base and sides of a 25 cm square tin with parchment paper.
Whisk the butter and the sugar until white and fluffy.
In clean bowls whisk the egg white until glossy and thick.
Add the flour and mix the butter and sugar slowly with a spatula, mix gently making sure you get right down to the bottom of the bowl.
Add the egg whites and gently mix.
Put 3tbs. of the cake mixture into a small bowl and mix in the cocoa powder.
Spoon the batter into a baking tin and spread evenly, add the chocolate mixture on top.
With a fork or chopsticks, slowly marble the batter and bake for about 40 minutes, poke with a skewer and if it pulls out clean the cake is ready.
Remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

When I bake with this recipe I always have an excess of 4 eggs whites, I recently followed Nigel Slater’s Classic Meringue Recipe to make the most of them.


Syzigium aromaticum CENGKEH or CLOVES for PINEAPPLE PRESERVES by Bobby Ananta

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Pineapple and Cloves are best friends.. for preserves, I always cut the pineapple chunky , Sugar or caster Sugar (hehehe.. they both sweet anyway), Pinch of Salt (Must).. and 5 Cloves, cinnamon stick..

It is sweet.. like me 🙂Image



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Bacon Butty.. I call it Full English Breakfast Sandwich.. if you get cheap tomatoes.. 50 P a bowl from the market try to make your own Tomato Sauce.. Use your imagination..

Pinch of dark brown sugar.. pinch of salt.. bit of malt vinegar.. bit of maple syrup.. and Bay leaf..

Taste Good… ohhhh yeahhhh!!!!ImageImageImageImage

LONDON COFFEE (Think about coffee or cakes or tea or friends or just me)

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Was early April, 9 am to 9 pm hangout with my two Indonesian bright girls,
Straight to Notting hill , ARANCINA bright orange fresh orange juice and slice pizza.. Pleasant ambient.. Just one customer in there with his iPad, upstairs..
Oi .. Where should we meet.. (Jayjay’s mom on the phone)
And I saw 2 Canadian girls with cup of coffee (or tea) and the both said go to the main road .. In the left hand side.. And it’s lilac .. Like there cups.. Lilac..
Single espresso .. Hahaha Paul Rhodes .. Dead single espresso no crema what so ever.. Still lovely display..
Packed ..
Want something from here? Nope.. Let’s move.. Pass trough hummingbird bakery .. (still bit early) .. We back latter.. (Lingkie chingo said)
And Gail’s double espresso macchiato, cuppa, creamy leeks croissant..
Bloody hell.. Nice creamy macchiato .. Perfect sexy foam.. Sweet macchiato,
All good.. All good.. #smile on twit
Damn.. 12 at noon.. Need to move.. Jayjay’s mom said.. Red calling..
So just me and Lingkie chingo.. And we need to move to the centre .. No.26
They said .. One of top 10 best London coffee shop (tapped and packed)
Flat white and cake.. (did I have cupcake.. Totally forgot.. It mean cake it’s not as good as hummingbird)
But.. Still remember.. Chunky sandwich in front of me.. (roast winter veg, with mascarpone..) and soups.. In the corner.. Remind me of little corner opposite sotherby’s Lisbon
Flat white… I don’t want to judge.. But please see the pic of it ..
Still like the atmosphere.. Nice smile ..
Wandering .. Me and Lingkie.. In.. Out.. Walk .. In .. Out (underground) and back to the centre.. Ahhhh Lantana…. Another top best..
Hahahha.. Small van with cuppa and scones .. I inspire the man how to persuade us..
1 pm.. It’s time for dimsum so.. We run… Lol lol
When we back to FLAT WHITE (another top 10..) can we escape from scone man?
Nom nom.. 6 different dimsum and soup..
Ohhh noooo now we need to go back pass trough scone man..
Thanks God.. We escape .. He get couple customers.. to serve..
And FLAT WHITE.. Squeeze.. Can’t move.. Packed.. Not my favourite et all..
I don’t want to say its dirty but if u sat in the back.. Wasn’t really clean.. Sorry..
Now I wondering is that press and twit or coffee..
I don’t know.. (still thinking)
And let’s move on..
Le Parisien Chiswick .. Lingkie chingo bf fav.. I know why..
Honest, wise and personal touch..
She ask me.. If I want to order cup of coffee because she need to clean the espresso machine..
Smile .. No fuss..
And clean toilet.. Coz. I am desperado.. (after all that beverages)
It was 6 pm or half 5
After finish it off crepe .. Yummy..
Move …
This shop is brill, look American for me.. Outsider Tart
And what I had was a lovely chocolate to take it home..

We move.. Quick…Payton and brine (closed)
And I am heading to the north .. After kissed two my best Indonesian girls..
It was lovely..
Indohoy .. Hahahahah I love I when Jayjay’s mom made one..

Thank you.. It was lovely..
It was ….
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