Espresso Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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This cupcake is really easy to make and this is definitely one of my favourite cupcakes. I made Jell-o cookies too beside espresso fudge cupcakes but I will share the recipe for this cupcakes first.

Cupcakes :

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Frosting :

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3-4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or confectioners sugar

Directions :

Sift flour in a bowl, mix it with cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add the vanilla and egg. Mix well and turn off the mixer. Using a spatula, add milk and flour mixture alternately (I prefer this way so the cupcakes will become soft). Stir in chocolate chips and pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

Cream butter and sugar on high speed until creamy. While beating add vanilla and cocoa powder gradually. Spread the frosting on cooled cupcakes with a spatula. top with chocolate chips or coffee bean if you want.

DOCTOR WHO COOKIES [TARDIS & BOW TIE COOKIES]

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My mum bought me loads of food colouring, so yesterday I was wondering what should I use all these food colouring for but then my mum said she wants to make cookies like kaastengels and nastar for Eid Day. I decided to make DOCTOR WHO themed cookies for celebrating the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO and because Matt Smith is leaving DW this year too. I know it looks really messy 😄 it was my first time to decorate cookies and I don’t have the tools so I used toothpick and straw lol.

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To make this cookie dough is actually very simple, I only used butter, eggs, flour, and baking powder. Since yesterday was the first time I made icing for decorating cookies, I used this recipe for the icing because it has a great review and pretty simple. I didn’t use corn syrup so I tried to substitute it with simple syrup made from granulated sugar.

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I only used 4 colours, sky blue, cherry red, coal black, and white. To make TARDIS blue, I mixed sky blue and a little bit of coal black and for the window I used fondant and a little bit of white food colouring. It was quite hard to get the right colour for TARDIS, so make sure you don’t put too much black.

[Review] Santouka Ramen

First, I should say that this is the best ramen in town. I’ve been there couple of times and I can say that I am satisfied with the food and of course the service. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself is very nice, with dim lights but not too dark so we can still see clearly. Santouka Ramen is very crowded especially during lunch time.

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When we arrived, we were served with a glass of cold water even before we order the ramen. It’s actually very usual in Japan, where we go to some restaurants and they’ll serve us a glass of water immediately after we sit down. 

I always choose Chasu ramen with shio broth/soup everytime I go there because the soup itself tastes magnificent and the chasu is thick and delicious too. Santouka is a hokkaido style ramen, I’m not quite sure but the noodles and the toppings are different than Sanpachi or Marutama ramen. Santouka’s chasu ramen is served with bambooshoots, mushroom, kamaboko (fish paste or naruto), and umeboshi.

The staffs are friendly, the price is reasonable (70K-100K), the foods are great. Overall, Santouka ramen is a worth trying restaurant. 

Beef Tongue in Dark Soy Sauce Recipe [Gyuutan in Dark Soy Sauce]

This is a very simple and easy dish to make.

You only need :

  1. Beef Tongue
  2. Onions
  3. Dark Soy Sauce
  4. Salt and Pepper
  5. Margarine
  6. Oil
  7. Water
  8. Cornstarch
  9. Leeks (for garnish)

And you only have  to : 

  1. Put the tongue into a pressure cooker and boil it for ± 20 minutes
  2. Peel the outer skin and slice the tongue
  3. Cut the onion and then slice it
  4. Prepare your pan and add 2 tbsp of oil and 1 tbsp of margarine
  5. Saute the onion and put the sliced tongue into the pan
  6. Mix it well and add dark soy sauce.
  7. Add 1 cup of water, add salt and pepper, and let it boil
  8. After it boiled, add the cornstarch (you must mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch with water)
  9. Taste it. if it isn’t sweet enough, you can add more dark soy sauce.
  10. Place it on a plate and garnish it with leeks
 it will look like this : 
 

Happy cooking!

Tasty Homemade Oyakodon Recipe

Oyakodon literally means “parent and child donburi” because Oyako means parent and child and don comes from donburi which means a bowl. Parent and child and on top of that, a bowl? Yes, because they served chicken and eggs in a bowl (do you get it now?). Well, the one I made this morning maybe not the authentic recipe but I’m 100% sure that this oyako donburi that I made is extremely delicious and easy to make.

You only need

  1. Chicken breast (you can use chicken thigh if you want because it actually depends on your own preferences)
  2. Ginger
  3. Garlic cloves
  4. Onion
  5. Shouyu (Japanese Soy Sauce)
  6. Mirin
  7. Eggs
  8. Salt and Pepper
  9. Oil
  10. Leek
  11. a bowl of hot rice
Here’s what you have to do :
  1. You have to marinate the chicken first. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and put the into a bowl
  2. Grate ginger and garlic and mix it with the chicken. it’s enough if you use 2 garlic cloves for 3 chicken breasts. For the ginger, just smell it. if your chicken already has the smell of ginger, then it’s enough.
  3. Pour ± 4 tbsp of soy sauce and ± 3 tbsp of mirin into the chicken. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and pepper
  4. marinate it for half an hour
  5. Cut and slice the onion
  6. For the sauce, just add 2 tbsp of soy sauce and 2 tbsp of mirin into a small bowl
  7. Add 1 tbsp of sugar into the sauce
  8. Prepare another bowl and mix  1 tbsp of cornstarch and water
  9. When the chicken is ready, pour oil into the pan and saute the onion.
  10. Add the marinated chicken into the pan and saute them until the chicken is cooked.
  11. After you sure that the chicken is cooked, pour the sauce into the pan and mix the thoroughly.
  12. Add pepper again if you want to
  13. add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil first
  14. Add the cornstarch and mix it again
  15. The important step is you have to taste it. if it is too salty, you can add a little amount of water, 1 tbsp mirin and a pinch of sugar.
  16. Just taste it again.
  17. For the eggs, just make the usual scramble eggs

You can serve it like this (without a rice) and add sliced leeks on top of it

or you can make the oyakodon. Just put rice in a bowl and add the scramble eggs and the chicken. Don’t forget to add the leeks!

The important thing is, you just have to taste it and taste it again.

I hope you can try to make this easy and tasty recipe too!

PT Rasa Bandung, Indonesia

PT Rasa : Jl. Tamblong No.15, Bandung, Java, Indonesia

Osusume [reccomendation] : Pastry and Ice cream ソフトクリーム 

Rating : グッド! グッド!グッド!グッド!グッド! 

The place is kinda nostalgic but it has a really nice ambience. This place is just perfect for family because I’m sure kids love ice cream 音譜.  The ice cream there is delicious it’s a homemade ice cream. yeah this place is famous for their tasty pastry and ice cream. Too bad I didn’t take the picture of pastry because I couldn’t resist to eat it にひひ Here’s the waffle

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the waffle is quite good but trust me their pastries are much much tastier than the waffle ラブラブ!. The service there is just average not the best service though. But I would go there again just to buy the pastry くま きゃっ Oh, the zuppa soup there is delicious too. It’s so creamy and yummy うまそ~ 

Love this place so much ラブ