Lamington

Several times ago I found a cake named Lamington, a dessert of Australian origin. I think it’s really easy to make. It’s simply a sponge cake coated with chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. So finally I tried to make it yesterday, and this is my result. 😛 Actually I feel the icing is too sweet for me (maybe because I’m more familiar with Japanese cake recipes which are never too sweet). No wonder, it contains much sugar. I think it’s better to replace some of the sugar with melted chocolate, but I don’t know if it still could be called as Lamington or not, haha.. By the way yesterday I used dark cocoa powder instead of cocoa powder. It’s my first time using dark cocoa powder, and it came really dark, almost black, haha.

You can find the recipe here.

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Linguine with Egg in Purgatory

Yesterday I was really tired even I slept away after Maghrib prayer. I woke up around midnight and I was really hungry. I didn’t have any rice in my rice cooker, and also no instant noodle. I decided to make pasta with a simple sauce. So I made the egg in purgatory, which is egg cooked in a tomato sauce.

You can find the recipe here. (I use linguine instead of bread)

Salmon Sambal Dabu-Dabu

I still go on with a simple cooking. I think salmon is the easiest fish to process yet very delicious. I often cook salmon, but what else I can do with it? I need something different, hehe. Then this sambal dabu-dabu, a sambal from Manado, came to my mind. It’s really simple. I used chili, tomato, onion, lemon juice, salt, and sugar, then finally put a lil bit of hot oil into the mixture. Spicy, sour, and fresh sambal. 😀 And for the salmons, I just marinated them with salt and pepper, and sauté them for a few minutes.

カキフライ

So this was my dinner tonight, kaki furai or deep fried oyster. I avoided writing “kaki” on the title since it means “foot” in Bahasa Indonesia, hihi. But kaki in Japanese could mean oyster (kanji: 牡蠣) or persimmon (kanji: 柿). I first ate kaki furai at Gusto restaurant a year ago. Then some days ago I saw a youtube video on how to make kaki furai, really easy imo. I happened to find the oyster at supermarket yesterday, so I tried to make it. I guess oysters are not available a whole year, so I can not make it whenever I want. And in Gusto it is a seasonal menu. The video also showed how to make the tartar sauce, but I didn’t make the sauce because I still have some that I bought at supermarket.

You can find the recipe here.

Microwave Chocolate Cookies

Yesterday I watched a youtube video about how to make microwave cookies. It is really easy and quick, so I feel I should give it a try. I remembered that I have white chocochips so I planned to use them. Since white chocochips will be invisible in the basic recipe, I modified the recipe into a chocolate cookies. The formula is: substitute 10% of the flour with cocoa powder (and these also works for cake recipe). I have 500W microwave, so I set the time exactly the same with the recipe. Wait until the cookies cold, and they came out really crunchy. Nice quick snack 😀

You can find the recipe here.