Apem Panggang-Rice Flour Pancake with Grated Coconut Topping-Javanese Style

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Apem Panggang

"Apem" is a traditional snack which originally served during some ceremony at Javanese palaces in Yogyakarta and Surakarta. At later days this snack is also prepared among Javanese household to celebrate some important dates such as celebration of births, Ied Mubarak, 100days of grief, etc.
I love the taste of this snack since it is a combination of sweetness, slightly sour (from the fermentation) of the cake and saltiness of the topping.

This time, I would love to share this with other Indonesian food blogger for the IDFB#2-Challenge.

Recipe source is here

250g rice flour
100g granulated white sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp baking powder
200ml thick coconut milk
300ml coconut juice
3/4 tsp salt
200g grated coconut meat (salted)

In a bowl, mix well together all of the ingredients except grated coconut meat. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and leave it for 30min in a warm place. Preheat the moulding pan and grease with some margarine. Pour the batter, put the lid on and cook at medium-low heat until raising up, pores formed and well cooked. Remove from the moulding pan and serve it with some salted grated coconut meat on top.

Black and White Wednesday - Week#18 - The Soda Shoppe

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Yayyy..finally I am able to join the BWW again, after skipping for 3 weeks. I was away for vacation for the first 2 weeks, and last week it was too hectic to post something. Here is a picture I took during our vacation in British Columbia, Canada. It was a very nice little cafe at downtown Victoria, called the Soda Shoppe.
Enjoy the picture and to join the fun please follow this link. Happy midweek!

Rainbow Swirl Frosting - Tutorial

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rainbow Swirl cupcake

One day, I just did not feel like decorating my cupcakes with fondant, so why not trying some buttercream. But the thing is, I am too clumsy to work with buttercream..to be honest. My hand is not steady enough to create a neat line nor curve. Then I saw some pictures on the internet, cupcakes with colorful rainbow swirls. Having a chit-chatting with some baking friends through my blackberry group, I found a useful tutorial on how to make it here. So I tried it myself for a set of Spidey cupcakes, and I was so happy with the result.

Spider-man Cake

Since then I have been using this decorating method for some cupcakes set for friends birthdays or just for fun at home. And I decided to take some pictures while doing it as I have promised to some of you that I will post a tutorial on how to do rainbow swirl frosting decoration. The original post from my friend is in Bahasa Indonesia, so I thought it would be nice to have one in English thus readers with no Bahasa Indonesia knowledge still be able to understand. Let's get started!

Rainbow Swirl Icing in the making

Step 1: you need to have 3 different color of buttercream. I was using 3 primary color here. Mix well the food coloring with the buttercream in separate bowl.

Rainbow Swirl Icing in the making

Step 2: Put it inside the decorating bag, each for every color, so you will have 3 bags.

Rainbow Swirl Icing in the making

Step 3: Take another empty decorating bag and alternately fill it up (half-full) with the 3 color buttercream, as shown on the above picture.

Decorating tip

Step 4: Choose a decorating tip as you prefer.

Rainbow Swirl Icing in the making

Step 5: Take another empty decorating bag and place the tip on top of it. Then place the bag with 3colored-buttercream inside it (so it's gonna be double bag). Now you are ready to decorate your cupcakes.
Since I could not take pictures while decorating it and no one's there to help me taking pictures, I would like to share a video I found on Youtube. This video will show you how to do the rose swirl.

Step 6: Decorating the cake using rose swirl method as shown on the above video (the movement started from the centre and goes out, while the classic swirl goes the other way around).
You may add some decorations like: sprinkles, silver beads, fruits, etc.

Rainbow Swirl Cupcake

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