Friday, April 15, 2016

BACKPACKING-Djok Dja

Assalamualaikum and greetings,y'all!

Alhamdulillah,it's been a great blessing for having this long days after SPM life-I could join my sisters' backpacking trip.
This time I will take you along with me to explore Jogjakarta,Indonesia where I went last month. Sorry for the late update,tho it already 'basi' (I was quite buzy,basically me everytime)

THE DAY:KLIA 2 WITH MY BACKPACKING BUDDIES
Now that was my inaugural backpacking with my twain sisters and 4 cuzzy and 2 my sister's friends.Ohhh, to emphasize everything here,also my first evcr self-sponsored travel.From the flight  ticket,hotel,taxi to pocket money... *cry a lake
TBH,I still cannot move on from this trip. It's true,spending my own money on something somehow trained me to appreciate everything.It's not easy to earn and in any event is very easy to lose.This trip,I felt so occupied,no time to be wasted!(Duhh,it's called backpacking for reason,aufa)
Going to this humble country however gave me such indescribable experiences and lessons.Cliche as in essays,but true.Not saying that Paris or Aussie can't make me a better person,yep?I discovered a lot from the local here.Talked to several people who barely make money to feed their hungry family,but they smile like tomorrow never die.
The people here are nice,too,unlike the stories I heard. Alhamdulillah everything was safe and sound,I did not encounter pick-pocket or etc....
and the places I went,magnificent (I was dumbfounded most of the time!)

Moving on about FOOD
Jogja,pronounced Djok Dja is closely related to their special traditional delicacy,Gudeg. Made of unripe nangka (jackfruit) with palm sugar and coconut milk which eaten with white rice as a Lauk.In Malaysia we distantly eat sweet lauk like dessert with rice. Our lauk is savoury most of all. I.ofc had a try and the taste tinged my tastebud.Guess what,I emptied my plate. But you gotta try on your own!


Driving hours to Dieng (Negeri Di Atas Awan),there's a fruit called Carica you can find ubiquitous by the road.Locals simply pasteurized them in syrup without adding preservatives and colouring and flavouring.They were so cheap too (everything so cheap lah)that I wasn't at will to bargain when I wanna buy.That's why my money always MIA,undected. :(

DAY 1

Arrived at the airport,took bus to the hotel.Then walking out to Malioboro. (Took longer 'cause we lost)
MALIOBORO-the first nearest place we went after arriving

Must have pictures with local!

Bakso in Malioboro


DAY 2

  • About 5hrs drive to DIENG. We hired a  supir,he was super duper kind,and quite good looking too opsie)

Candi Arjuna,in Dieng
Kawah Sikidang

Kawah people(me) smells like rotten egg



That's meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! *not excited
Best and cheap mushroom restaurant! Jejamur is cendawan
DAY 3


  • Gunung Merapi
  • Gua Pindul


Gunung Merapi

















DAY 4
Nak pergi Malioboro lagi sekali niiii 

Teh Botol is essential!

Bizarre!

We make this airline like a cafe. Adios jogja! :(



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

TROPICAL-Mango Cheese Cake!

Assalamualaikum and greetings,everyone!

If you are following my instagram account, you'll notice that I was outta town (alah pergi Perlis je pun). And on our way back to Kelantan, we stopped at RnR Sungai Perak. They sell lotsa fruits and I believe this is where we spent the most money in any RNRs. Dad,Mum,me and everyone, we're crazying about fruits. And when you get to the centre of the rnr,you'll smell the fragrances of fruits,mangoes especially. Mangga Harum manis and apple shaped mango are my favourites!
Mine was a smaller size cake aluminium foil

So I made mama to buy some for me as mango panna cotta is playing in my head. When we get back, I started to plan, well yeahh I really need to plan everything first so it wont be a mess!Then I found this one recipe from CITARASAWAN- Mango cheese cake (Chilled). Since I haven't been doing cheese cake for ages, I remembered the last time I bake,I was 13. So okayyyy go get 'em cream cheese for meeeeeee!!!

It was an absolute struggle to peel the skin. I kinda need a lot a lot of practice later, since usually I  rely on others to do it for me.


Base:


  • 150gm digestive biscuits-crushed
  • 70g melted butter

Cheese Batter:

  • 250g cream cheese-room temp
  • 60g castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • A mango(blend,make it as puree)                 *set aside 4tbsp for glaze
  • 140ml yoghurt
  • 150ml UHT whipping cream
  • 1 ½ tbsp gelatin (Muslims,make sure its Halal)
  • 50ml water
  • ½ mango,diced

Glaze
1/2 tbsp Gelatine
50 ml water
4 tbsp mango puree + 1 tbsp sugar (mix)

Decoration
3 mangoes/Gold Waterlily (thinly sliced)
1 tsp agar agar powder
1tbsp sugar
100 ml water

Cake tin size:7" Loose Base Tin 

Method:

Base:Mix both ingredients together,spread in the tin and compress to the base . (I rolled and press them using the circumference of a glass)
Bake for 8-10 mins at 180C and chill in the fridge.

Cheese batter:
1.Whisk whipping cream until thick.Set aside.
2.Add in water,sprinkle gelatine and set until gelatine expands.Melt in a microwave a few
seconds or using double boil in a stove. Set aside.
3.Whisk cream cheese and sugar until even and no clumps. Add up mango puree,lemon juice and yoghurt,beat until incoporated.
4.Pour the gelatine and mix,finally the fold over the whipping cream until smooth.
5.Arrange the mango cubes on the base and then puor the cheezy batter and spread evenly.
6.Chill in the fridge 4 hours or a night.

 Glaze 
 Water and sprinkled gelatine,into a bowl.Let them rest.Melt them in microwave a few seconds/double boil on stove. Mix up with mango puree until mixed,and set until the temperature drop to room temperature (warm when touch).Pour on the cheesecake and chill in the fridge until set.

Decoration
 Arrange the mango slices becoming rose pattern / arrange as you like.
Boil water,sugar and agar-agar powder . Stir until the steam subside and warm when touch.
Then,pour on the mango slices. Chill in fridge until set.

*Immerse your knive in hot water to slice