Indonesian Pineapple Tarts (Pineapple Cookies)

Pineapple tarts are very popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. In where I am from (Indonesia), pineapple tarts are always found in almost everyone’s houses on their festive’s day celebration. They are also available all year round at many bakeries or cake shops. Besides, it is also a popular souvenir. So, don’t be surprised if you see it in the souvenir stores.

ananas tarts or pineapple tarts
Pineapple tarts
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Indonesian Caramel Honeycomb Cake

Caramel honeycomb cake is another popular cake that often found in Indonesia’ traditional markets. It is a classic cake from childhood memories for most of Indonesian people. This cake is also well-known as ants nest cake or kue sarang semut in Indonesian, because of the structure that looks like it. It has light taste but deep caramel flavour with soft and spongy texture.

caramel honeycomb or ant nest cake almond and cheese topping
caramel honeycomb or ants nest cake

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Soft And Fluffy Hot Cross Buns

classic hot cross buns fresh from the oven
Ready classic hot cross buns

Soft and fluffy hot cross buns are what most people look for every year, not only because it is one of the  symbol or tradition in Easter celebration, but also because of the taste. Traditionally, hot cross buns are eaten on Good Friday as the cross is the symbol of crucifixion of Jesus, while the spices contained in the bun implying the spices used to embalm Jesus at his burial day which we call Good Friday or Holy Friday. Continue reading “Soft And Fluffy Hot Cross Buns”

Easy Recipe of Tiramisu, Italian famous dessert

It is undeniable that tiramisu is the cake of the world. This Italian dessert is well-known all around the world. The name itself, tiramiśu, in italian means pick me up, which sounds very sexy and tempting. Aside from it’s name, the soft creamy texture and coffee flavour make it hard to resist, especially for coffee lovers. Moreover, with a dusting cacao powder on it makes it a perfect combination of flavour.

simple italian iramisu
tiramisu

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Chocolate Cheese Banana Pastry

Today recipe is chocolate cheese banana pastry from a city called Bandung (West Java) in Indonesia. I fell in love with this pastry when I was visiting Bandung for the first time few years ago.  There are many cake shops in that city offering this pastry, which they call “bolen pisang”, as a souvenir from Bandung. Bandung is one of the most popular holiday destination, as it is only two to three hours drive or by train from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.

chocolate cheese banana pastry ready
yummy chocolate cheese banana pastry

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Orange Chiffon Cake Recipe

Chiffon cake is a delicious soft and fluffy cake that is often used as birthday cake base. It is also perfect for afternoon tea or coffee. There are vanilla, pandan, lemon and orange chiffon cakes. In Southeast Asia, pandan chiffon is the most popular among the other flavours. Juice from pandan leaves or paste makes pandan chiffon cake green in colour and the aroma of pandan covers the smell of eggs contained in it. Since I live far from Southeast Asia now, my favourite is orange chiffon cake, for which I will share the recipe today.

fresh from the oven fluffy orange chiffon cake
ready orange chiffon cake

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