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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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

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Cooking : 20-25 Minutes

Serves : 4 portions

Episode : (no video availble yet)

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Hainanese Chicken Rice is very popular in Singapore. You can’t go to this country without trying this dish. It’s so popular that is considering as one of the national dishes in Singapore. In other countries like Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia you can find it in big cities. I think in south east asian style is more interesting because we like to put some other herbs that normally aren’t use in China.

I have made Hainanese Chicken Rice countless time and I really like this recipe and it’s super easy.  If you have chicken soup/stock on hand, it takes only 15-20 minutes. If you have a ricecooker, it’s even easier.

List of the ingredients:

2 Cups of good quality of Rice, I use Jasmine if you have Pandan rice would be better.

2-2.5 Cups of Chicken Stock (I made by myself, I will write for the next recipe and will link it too).

1/2 Tsp of Ginger Powder.

1/2 Tsp of Galangal Powder, if you can’t find it just skip it.

1/2 Tbsp of Chicken Bouillon.

1/2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder.

2 Lemongrass Stalks, cut into 5 cm long and pound with a pestle.

1 Pandan leave, if you can get it skip it.

Salt, to taste (I don’t put any).

P.S. My family and I don’t really consume a lot of sugar or salt. Most of my recipes have very little of salt. I don’t put salt here, neither in my soup nor in my rice. There is a little salt in the bouillon. You can put a little bit of salt, we just don’t need it.

How to cook the rice:

  1. Put your rice in a pot and clean it with water. Rub it with your hands. Make sure you clean the starch away. In Asian cooking, it is very important to wash the rice.
  2. Add in the chicken stock, ginger powder, galangal powder, chicken bouillon, garlic powder and stir well. If you want salt, you should add it in now and stir well too.
  3. Put in the pounded lemongrass stalks and pandan leave.
  4. Turn on stove heat into high.
  5. Cook until it boils and turn into low heat. You need the steam to cook the rice.
  6. I like to cook rice in low heat but in longer time. The rice is evenly cooked and it tastes better. I cook it about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Done! I serve it with the chicken from my chicken soup, some cucumbers and red bell pepper dices. Enjoy 💓