Author: Ridha Soemansyah

Havrebollar (Chokladbollar)

Havrebollar or Chokladbollar is one of Swedish classic sweets. I usually prefer the name Havrebollar since it means oat balls, not exactly chocolate balls.  And these balls main ingredient is rolled oat. This sweet also one the most requested food from my husband and he doesn’t request for a specific food or sweet that often. I could probably count how many times he asked me to make something for him ever since we were married over 7 years ago. It is now one of my to go sweet for husband since it doesn’t require oven or big machine. Very quick to make too. But I always at least double the recipe, sometimes triple it. They’re gone pretty quick if I just make 1 recipe 😀 I’m using pearl sugar to cover the balls here, but it might be difficult to find if you don’t live in Scandinavian countries. You can use coconut flakes instead (store bought havrebollar usually use coconut flakes too). I supposed you could add some chopped nuts in it too if you …

Pisang Molen (Just Another Banana Fritters)

As a tropical country, Indonesia (just like other tropical countries) has a lot of different snacks made from banana. But mostly either for snack or dessert. And today I’m going to share of one my favourite (from many) banana snacks. I’m not really sure how to translate this snack in English though. That’s why I just write “just another banana fritters” because it is banana fritter just different style. The dough is very crispy even when it’s cold already. As long as you don’t keep them in the fridge. Because then it will be soggy. Actually one of my goal for this blog is to share with all of you some of my favourite banana snacks. But Indonesian these days are very creative, they keep making something new I can’t keep up. Everytime I’m in Indonesia for holiday there are always something new to try. Very creative people, I envy them. For this recipe I took it from this blog here. And some of other banana recipes I’ve made before: turnover-ish, easy banana dessert, banoffee, cake and …

Cinnamon Buns Day

Hi, Everyone! I’ve been away for a while again. But if you’re following my instagram, you know I’m still making stuffs, I just don’t post them here. I just want to stop by here to make a quick post and of course to say hi to all of you. Today Sweden celebrating Cinnamon buns day. Cinnamon buns (Kanelbullar) are kind a big deal here. You can buy it anywhere really but I don’t like like store bought ones, the main reason is it contains cardamom seeds in it. I don’t hate cardamom, I just prefer my bread without them. I’ve shared the recipe here long long time ago. I just shaped them differently this time. And also, I took the photos for this post with my phone. I’m sorry for the bad quality. Was too lazy to set up the flash and other things because it was very late already. Well, anyway I have to get back at my daily duty here. My family has been sick (we’re taking turns) and the house chores are piling up. …

Nasi Uduk

Warning: It’s a long post. At least longer than usual 😛 Nasi Uduk is rice with coconut milk and served with at least 3 different types of side dishes. It’s pretty similar with Nasi Lemak from Malaysia. And Indonesian Yellow Rice (except that this is not yellow). Here you can see I have 5 different side dishes. I can say that this one is pretty complete for Nasi Uduk. Only missing crackers (due too laziness of using too much oil just to make crackers). Unfortunately I can’t really share the complete recipe for this food. The Kering Teri Kacang is from my grandma. She sent it to me all the way from her city (my dad moved far away from his hometown) And the city she lives in, it called Medan, it has the best tiny dried anchovy for this kind of side dish. It’s not easy to get them in another city in Indonesia, even if you can find them, they’re more expensive. It’s very precious for me here in Sweden. I can eat …

Passion Fruit Syrup

As some of you know that it’s that time of the year again, where Muslims is celebrating the holy month by fasting for the whole month. Ramadan this year is during summer which make the fasting time longer. Another 20 hours fasting this year. But for some reason (if you eat food packed with good stuffs for the body and if God wills) it’s not that hard. Even for me that still breastfeed my daughter. Yes, I get tired easier but that’s just normal because I can’t eat or drink anything during the day. But hey, it’s only one month every year and I can eat or drink whatever and whenever I want for 11 months 😉 With this I just want to say happy fasting to all of my Muslim readers 🙂 Anyway, this recipe is unplanned. The other day there was an offer for passion fruit. They cost only 1 SEK for 1 fruit. Usually they cost around 3 or 4 SEK / fruit. Of course I have to buy some, even though …

Super Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

It was Mother’s Day in Sweden last Sunday. And I made this cake here for me, because I’m a mother too, obviously and both my daughter are still too tiny to make me anything edible (duh!) 😛 But I got a giant MOM mug and pills of love from them (well, they were from husband of course, but let’s take it as their presents) 😀 There was some funny moments when my eldest daughter gave the presents to me though. She came running to the kitchen when I was doing some stuffs and then she said, “Bunda –(it’s Indonesian for mother, and what my daughters call me)–, Pappa got you a surprise!” Then hubby was like, “No, it’s a present from you and Eira –(my baby daughter)– not from Pappa”, he said. And then Alyzza looked confuse and said, “Oh yeah, from me” with a big grin on her cheeky face. Pretending to look a bit surprise I asked her where did she get the money to buy me presents because I haven’t given her …

Terang Bulan (Indonesian Pancake Balls) again!

It’s Friyay! Very grey here though. Hopefully we’ll get some sun in the weekend because me and some of my Indonesian friends are planning to have a picnic on Sunday as well as a farewell party for a friend who’ll go back to Indonesia on Monday 😥 Anyway, if you’re following my blog, I’ve shared the recipe for Indonesian pancake here. I’ve been using that recipe until I found this one. And never go back again since then. You see, the best way to cook Indonesian pancake is by using iron pan. Or any thick pan. And with low heat. Because our pancake is pretty thick compare to other pancakes. And by using thick pan, it will cook evenly. If you use normal non stick pan, the most common thing will happen is that the bottom will be super dark but the top will still be wet. So thick pan will make it cook evenly and will give it a nice golden brown colour. This time I was experimenting with new pan. Got it from …

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Yohooo!!! Morning morning! Today is sunny here just a little bit colder than yesterday. Summer is coming all of a sudden from last week. Before that it was still end of winter. We skipped spring here. The cherry blossoms didn’t last very long. Not even a week because of the sudden heat. Light and refreshing sweets is the best in the summer. We’re not a big fan of cheesecake in this house but there was an offer from cream cheese. As a typical housewife, what can I do when I see weekly offer? 😛 So I took 2 packs of cream cheese without knowing what will I do with them. Just at the right time, my eldest daughter asked for oreo when we did our grocery shopping. Later at home, I thought about oreo cheesecake will be nice for our dessert in the weekend. But I prefer no bake cheesecake. While looking for ideas in pinterest I found this cute cheesecake from a blogger I’m following. Bakers Royale. I love love love pretty much all …

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to me! It has been sooooo long since I had the will to write anything here. That’s why I want to give this blog a new life and fresh start again. Noticed the changes in blog? A cleaner and simple theme this time. Love it a lot! I don’t really know what’s going on in the blogging world now. What’s the trend and other stuffs. I’ll have to find that out by more blog walking I guess 😉 So, how am I doing for the last 11 months? Thanks God I’m fine, as well as my husband and udaughters. To be honest, there weren’t very many exciting stuffs, except that we went to visit my family in Indonesia again last February for 8 weeks. And we came back a month ago. Always nice to be around everyone I love. Meeting my friends and their kids. Already 10 years since I graduated from high school. That’s crazy! Can’t believe it. This is the first post after a long break and I already don’t know …

Chocolate Mousse

Summer is surely here now. After rain and wind pretty much all day everyday around 2 weeks ago, but since last week, the weather was getting better. Bright and clean sky. And just enough wind. Perfect. My husband and oldest daughter are going to a theme park today. I really want to come along too of course, but unfortunately it’s a bit chilly even though the sun shines brightly. And I don’t want my baby daughter to get sick from staying out all day. So I decided to stay home with her. Watching one of my favourite Korean Show while organizing my blog and some other stuffs. Today I want to share chocolate mousse. I know I’ve made this before and serve it in chocolate cups and also made the pie version, and in fact, it’s the same recipe again. Only served it in a different way. I had 2 pieces of brownies that won’t be enough for dessert for me, husband and my daughter. So I tried to make the most of it by …