Chocolate Cornets

Chocolate cornets or チョコレートコルネ, I can say that this is the first bread I made all by myself and came out with satisfactory result, kyaaa. I felt really stupid when yesterday I realized that I could set my oven to 40°C, a perfect temperature to ferment the bread dough. Previously I thought that the lowest temperature I could set was 170°C. Therefore I was not so interested to make bread because I was so lazy to use another way to ferment the bread dough on this cold season, haha. This bread is still not perfect, but good enough as the first experiment, right? 😛 And the chocolate custard is very yummy. I like it, and the texture is better than the custard I made before for my mille-feuille, hehe. 😀

You can find the recipe here.

Japanese Cheesecake

This is my today’s experiment, Japanese Cheesecake, Cotton Soft Cheesecake, Soufflé Cheesecake, or whatever you named it. Really fluffy and melted in your mouth. It’s my first time making this cheesecake style, and I’m really happy that it’s perfect and even didn’t shrink, kyaaa.. It’s also the first time for me to bake using bain-marie (or water bath or double boiler) technique. I love the texture and the taste since the cream cheese flavor is not too strong. I only made a half of the recipe, using my leftover cream cheese after making red velvet cupcakes several days ago. And I just obtain a small cake, 12 cm diameter. In less than 10 minutes, I ate 3/4 of the cake, haha.

You can find the recipe here.

Eggless Banana Muffins

I had two ripe bananas and banana muffins were the phrase that came to my mind to do with that bananas. Previously I read several banana muffin recipes that use egg. Then I thought that if I used that recipe, I would get many muffins although I used only one egg (not in mood to eat many muffins by myself). If I made only a half of the recipe, I should also use a half of egg. I didn’t want to do that, so I searched the eggless one. In my opinion, the eggless cake recipe is really appropriate if you want to make only small amount of the cake. Like I did here, I only made 1/3 of the recipe and obtained 4 small muffins. 😛 Those muffins were not sweet for me, but they’re really nice to be accompanied by sweet drink.

You can find the recipe here.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Finally I had chance to make this red velvet thingy. It’s been looong time I want to try making red velvet cake, but this time I made the cupcakes version. I’ll make the cake version later. 😛 Today we had PPI Waseda gathering at TIEC Odaiba, and I think that’s a nice timing to try making this cake and bring them to the gathering. I planned to make the cupcakes early in the morning, but in fact I overslept, haha. I started preparing the ingredients and everything around 10 am. My oven is quite small, so I should bake the cupcakes in 2 batches. Rush, rush, rush, and in the end, the shape was not as I expected, haha. I finished around 12 pm, and therefore late to the gathering, hihi. I like the taste of this cake. At least I got this comment from Amil: the cake was soft and not too sweet, with sweet and sour taste from the cream cheese frosting, they produced a really nice combination. 😀

You can find the recipe here. (I substitute vinegar with lemon juice)

Strawberry Mille-feuille

It’s been long time I want to try making something using puff pastry. I’ve never found it in the nearby supermarket, and I didn’t have enough will to make it from scratch since it would need looong time, hehe. Until one day Sre introduced me to a frozen pie sheet in OK Store. I guess it’s similar to puff pastry, haha. So here we are, my first experiment result. Mille-feuille, also known as the Napoleon, is a pastry of French origin. I first knew this dessert from Masterchef Indonesia. There was a challenge where Chef Marinka made a beautiful Napoleon and then the contestants should make it. My mille-feuille is made up of three layers of puff pastry (pâte feuilletée), alternating with two layers of pastry cream (crème pâtissière). The top pastry layer is dusted with powdered sugar and cocoa sugar. Well, still not perfect yet, but not bad for a first experiment. And trust me, if you have frozen puff pastry, this one is really easy to make. 😀

You can find the recipe here.

Chicken Francaise

I want to cook chicken, but have no idea what to do. Then I randomly look some Laura Vitale’s cooking video that use chicken as the main ingredient, and I found this. I have all the ingredients and it’s really easy. Comparing to Laura’s, of course my chicken looks horrible, haha. Well, this is another sour food I made. Somehow I feel sour taste is not suitable for my tongue.

You can find the recipe here. (I skip wine)

Sop Tahu

This is my dinner tonight, tofu soup. 😀 I remember that when I just arrived in Japan, I tried to cook Japanese silken tofu for the first time. I fried the tofu and it came out really strange for me. Actually that was because I used the wrong tofu to be fried. I didn’t know that there are many kinds of tofu here, haha. But after that time, I didn’t want to cook tofu anymore. Trauma maybe, haha. Until my Hokkaido trip last summer changed everything. In one hotel, I ate tofu that was very very delicious for me, haha. Then I tried to eat tofu again. I think make simple soup for the silken tofu is one of the best way to process tofu. And I will never fry the silken tofu again. 😆

You can find the recipe here. (I skip some ingredients because I don’t have them)