Showing posts from September, 2018

Pancakes: East VS West

Every country has a version of pancakes that is deeply rooted in their cuisine. French Crepes, Australian Flapjacks,  American Pancakes, German Pfannkuchen, Belgian Waffles and the list goes on. 

In Asia a version of Pancakes and Crepes can be commonly found both in savory and sweet flavors. Vietnamese Banh Xeo are beautifully thin crepes that envelope fresh bean sprouts and seafood, Chinese Jian Bing are filling breakfast crepes sold buy street vendors. Indonesia has a sweet version of crepe filled with rich coconut cooked in brown sugar, called “Dadar Gulung”. The velvety crepes are the perfect vessel for the sweet grated coconut filling. 

This simple recipe below is easy to follow and perfect as a guide to a simple tasty Indonesian sweet treat. Also a recipe for a simple Banana Pancake just because; who needs a reason to cook and eat more sweet treats?

Dadar Gulung
Coconut Crepe Base:

150 gr All Purpose Flour1 pcs Egg200 ml Coconut Milk50 ml Water0.5 tsp. SaltGreen food coloring (option…

Homemade Ice Cream

A good bowl of ice cream is the perfect summer treat for both adults and children. Save yourself a trip to the store and make your own ice cream. It is as simple as it gets without compromising taste and creaminess. These basic recipes are waiting to be explored and taken to a different level of creativity.
No Churn Easy Ice Cream 500 ml whipping cream400 ml condensed milk0.5 tbsp. vanilla extract150 gr chopped berries or chocolate chip (optional)

Method: 1.Whip the whipping cream until hard peak. 2.Mix vanilla extract into condensed milk. Gently fold condensed milk and optional berries or chocolate chip into whipped cream. 3.Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 4 – 6 hours. 4.Enjoy with your favorite topping.
Non Dairy No Churn Ice Cream 600 gr Frozen Banana100 gr coconut cream200 gr frozen berries or mango

Method: 1.Blend all ingredients until smooth in a food processor.  2.Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 1 – 2 hours. 3.Best enjoyed the day of making, if kept frozen …