Indonesian Thick Pancakes (Martabak Manis/Apam Pinang)

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Rising Time : 60 Minutes

Cooking Time : 40-45 Minutes

Serves : 10 Servings (2 big pancakes)

Episode : No video recipe available yet

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

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I’ve made these pancakes countless times and kids just love love them. This recipe is a request from my good friend, Susan and I hope she likes it too 🙂

List of Ingredients:

250 gr AP flour

75 gr Sugar (I always omit it)

1/4 TSP Salt

1/2 SP Instant Yeast

1/4 TSP Baking Powder

1/4 TSP Baking Soda

3 Eggs, Medium Size

50 gr Butter, Melted

300 ML Water

1 TS of Condensed Milk, Optional

Toppings: chopped peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, condensed milk etc (anything you want)

P.S. The most important of this recipe is the skillet. You’ll need a non-stick skillet that is made of brass!

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and add the water into the mixture. It’ll look very thick but it’s supposed to look like that. Sugar is needed to rise the batter. If you don’t add sugar, then add a little bit of condensed milk.
  2. Rise it for an hour in a warm place. I like to put it in my oven that is warm. Cover with a wet kitchen towel.
  3. After that beat the eggs until pale (3-4 minutes).
  4. Add the melted butter into the mixture and whisk.
  5. Add in the beaten eggs and mix.
  6. Rest for 15 minutes or so.
  7. Make sure your skillet is very hot and pour in the batter. And then lower the heat into medium low.
  8. It takes about 20 minutes ish to make one pancake. Top anything you want on top and fold it into a half moon pancake.
  9. You can add some butter at the outter part. I don’t do that 🙂
  10. Enjoy as it’s warm

 

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Indonesian Balado Eggs

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Making Time : 50 Minutes

Serves : 6-7 Servings

Episode : no video recipe available yet

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

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Hi guys!

We’ve been sick for months but this doesn’t hold me back from sharing my recipes. I’ve been craving something spicy but not too spicy. And since I love eggs, so I decide to make some Balado Eggs. Balado is a dialect from Minangkabau (where Rendang originate) and means “with chillis”. So if you’re in Indonesia and check out on a menu and spot “Balado”, watch out. Normally it is very SPICY!

I modify this recipe a bit and it’s a lot milder so that everybody can enjoy it. Traditionally Balado Eggs are hard boiled eggs with very spicy sambal sauce. I don’t really like to eat hard boiled eggs, so I boil them for 8 minutes ish (so I still have runny yolks). If you like hard boiled eggs of course, you cook your hard boiled eggs.

Here is the list of the ingredients:

6-7 Boiled Eggs

6-8 Dried Chillis, cut, deseeded and soaked in hot water

4 Red Paprika Peppers, deseeded and cut

4 Cherry Tomatoes

3-4 Cloves of Garlic

1 Onion, diced

3 Kaffir Lime Leaves

1 Lemongrass Stalk, cut into halves and pounded

2 Tbsp of Brown Sugar

1 Tsp of Salt

Juice of half a lemon

1/3 Cup of Oil

Instructions:

  1. Into your blender, throw in the cherry tomatoes, paprika peppers, garlic, onion, dried chillis and oil (leave some for frying later) and blend them until smooth.
  2. Turn on your stove to medium heat.
  3. Into your wok, add in some oil and pour in all the blended mixture and give it a stir.
  4. Add in kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass stalk, brown sugar and salt.
  5. As soon as it boils, lower the heat. Put the lid on and leave some small space so that the water from the lid won’t get into your wok again.
  6. Cook for about 50 minutes or until it reduces to 3/4, turn off the heat and add in the lemon juice.
  7. Add in the boiled eggs and serve with some warm rice. xoxo

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Indonesian Bouillabaisse (Spicy Sour Fish Soup)

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Cooking : 5-8 Minutes

Serves : 4 Servings

Episode : 31 (Video recipe is available here)

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

 

Hi guys,

It’s still very cold in Munich, and I have been craving this delicious Indonesian Bouillabaisse! I call it “Indonesian Bouillabaisse” because it is very similar to the French one, but it has more unique exotic flavor in it. If you don’t know what it is, google “Ikan Asam Pedas” you’ll know what it is hehe.

I modified a little bit here, no fresh pineapple but a lot of crushed tomatoes and some lemon juice.

Ingredients:

700 gr or 1.5 lbs of Fresh Salmon, cut into small pieces

2 French Shallots

3 Cloves of Garlic

2 Bird-Eye Chilies, very spicy!

2 Lemongrass Stalks

4 Coriander or Cilantro Roots, optional

4-5 Keffir Lime Leaves

Juice of half a Lemon

500 ml or 2 Cups of Crushed Tomatoes

1 Tbsp of Turmeric Powder

1 Tsp of Ginger Powder

1 Tsp of Galangal Powder

2 Tsp of Salt

2-3 Tsp of Sugar

500 ml or 2 Cups of Water

Some Olive Oil

Sweet Basil for garnishing, optional

 

Instructions:

1. Put shallots, garlic, chillies and some water into a blender, blend until smooth.

2. Turn your stove to medium low heat, put some oil into your cooking pot.

3. Add in cilantro roots, keffir lime leaves and wait for a minute or two then add in the ingredients from the blender along with the turmeric, ginger and galangal powder.

4. Add in the crushed tomatoes. Stir and add in the water, salt and sugar. Cook until it simmers and add in the salmon chunks.

5. It takes about 5-7 mins to cook, depending on the thickness of your fish.

6. Turn off your stove and add some lemon juice.

7. Serve with some warm rice and nice white wine. Enjoy ❤️

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caramelized Onion Teriyaki Salmon (Mum’s Recipe)

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Preparation : 20 Minutes

Cooking : 30 Minutes

Serves : 3-4 Portions

Episode : 33 (video recipe is availble here)

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Hi Guys,

Long time no new posts! So I tried to spare my free time to recreate my mum’s best caremelized onion teriyaki salmon recipe. As I was a kid, I never knew the named of this this until I was in Japan. My mum also never knows that she cooks something delicious and it’s called teriyaki 😂😂😂.

I cook this many times and my kids love it. As I always mention, we don’t cook with a lot of salt or sugar.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

600 gr of Salmon

1/2 Onion, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp of Soy sauce

3 Tbsp of Sweet soy sauce

Some lemon juice (I used 1/2 of a lemon)

1/2 Cup of water

1-2 Tsp of Tapioka/Corn starch

Some salt and white ground pepper

Sesame Seeds, optional

Coriander, optional

2-3 Tbsp of Cooking Oil

Instructions

1. Turn on your stove to medium heat. In your non-stick skillet add some cooking oil.

2. Add in the salmon, fry each sides 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon.

3. Take it out and put it in a plate. In the same skillet if there’s still oil left, just use it. If not, add a little more oil, stir fry the onion slices until translucent and add in some ground white pepper.

4. Add in the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, a little bit of salt, lemon juice and the water starch mixture.

5. Stir until it thickens. Try the taste. You can of course add more salt or sweet soy sauce depending on how your stomach desires it.

6. Pour in the sauce on the salmon. Garnish with some toasted sesame seeds and chopped coriander.

7. Serve with some cherry tomatoes and Romano salad.

Enjoy 😊 xoxo Chris

Authentic Indonesian Beef Rendang Recipe (Mum’s Recipe)

Preparation : 20 Minutes

Cooking : 3 hours at least

Serves : 6-8 portions

Episode : 29 (Video recipe is here )

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Hi guys,

I hope you all have a great day! People have been asking my beef rendang recipe and since I have a little bit of free time, so I thought I just make it.

Beef Rendang originated from Minangkabau, Indonesia (on Sumatera Island) and has been spread to a lot of countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. Rendang is a spicy meat dish cooked in coconut milk a long with a lot of herbs and spices at least for 3 hours. Some even cook for 6-8 hours. The longer you cook it, the best the result is.

CNN has crowned Beef Rendang as the most delicious food in 2011 and 2017.

On this recipe, I am cooking my mum’s recipe (as usual) but this one is kid-friendly Rendang so it is NOT spicy at all. Regardless the spicy chillies, it tastes very authentic.

List of the ingredients:

1,5 kg (3 Lb 4 Oz) of Beef .

1000 ml (4 Cups) of Coconut Milk

1 large Onion, finely chopped.

5 Garlic Cloves.

2 Lemongrass Stalks, cut and pounded.

4 Kaffir Lime Leaves.

3 Tbsp of Cummin Seeds.

2 Tbsp of Coriander Seeds.

1 Tbsp of Fennel Seeds.

3 Tbsp of Smoked Paprika Powder.

1 Tbsp of Ginger Powder.

1 Tsp of Galangal Powder.

1 Tsp of Ground White Pepper.

4-5 Cardamon Pods.

A pinch of Nutmeg, grated.

Salt, to taste.

Some oil to fry.

P.S. My mum always uses turmeric leaves in her rendang, but there is no way to find turmeric leaves in Munich unless you grow them by yourselves.

How to cook Beef Rendang:

  1. Cut the beef into small pieces (2-3 cm/ 1 inch big) and set aside.
  2. Roast all the seeds and pods (cummin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and cardamon pods) at medium heat for about 3-4 minutes or until you can smell the fragrance.
  3. Grind all the seeds, cardamon pods and salt (1 Tsp) until fine like powder.
  4. Put the garlic cloves inside and grind too.
  5. Toss the lemongrass stalks and pound lightly.
  6. If you don’t have a pestle or you don’t want to grind. You can also use a mixer. Don’t put the lemongrass stalks in the mixer tho.
  7. Turn your stove into medium to high heat. Into your pot, put some oil and fry the chopped onion until translucent. Add in the ground spices and fry for a minute or so.
  8. Add in the beef and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Mix in all the powder spices with the meat well.
  9. Pour in the coconut milk and toss in the kaffir lime leaves.
  10. Cook at medium heat and you have to still it occasionally. Don’t let the coconut milk break or curdle.
  11. Cook for at least 3 hours and turn the heat lower if you see the coconut milk turns  thicker.
  12. Serve with some Pandan or Jasmine rice and of course for the adults, serve it with Indonesian sambal (spicy sauce). Enjoy! Christina xoxo

 

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