Monday, May 10, 2010

Pisang Molen anyone?

Banana is pisang in my languange, and molen is Dutch that means mechanical device that grinds or mill or maybe something that rotates :D .... so Pisang Molen means yummy snack to accompany your evening tea time...heheheheh.  I've made pisang molen several time and my hubby really enjoyed it.  Once, I fried them for lunch with my lady friends, I think they like it too :) Just take a look at the picture, forgive the not too good shape, it needs practices to have proper shapes :D

Thanks to Rita for sharing her recipe online and for the good rating I got it in the first page of google :)  Oh ya I think she's a good cook, she got better pisang molen than me for sure :p  She wrote in Indonesian so let me rewrite the recipe in English.
Things you'll need :
  • 250 gr flour
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 5 bananas cut each into 4 long pieces
  • cheddar cheese cut into long pieces with same numbers as the banana
  • 60 gr butter, melt it off
  • 50 ml warm water
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 eggyolk (I prefer to use the whole egg)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla powder (if you don't have it, it's okay)
  • oil to fry
 How to cook:
  1. Mix thouroughly flour, sugar, salt, vanilla powder, milk powder
  2. Put the egg and melted butter, and slowly add warm water while beating the dough until thick and not sticky to your hand
  3. Cover the dough with plastic or clean wet napkin for more or less 20 minutes
  4. Roll the dough until about half an inch thick into a square shape on a floured surface. Cut the dough equals to the numbers of the banana
  5. Take the cut dough and roll it into a long thin shape. In a swirl move, wrap the banana & cheese until they're all covered
  6. Deep fry the pisang molen on each side until golden brown
  7. Enjoy your pisang molen with hot tea in the evening :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Upcycling for Earth Day :D

Celebrating Earth Day?  It's late a little bit maybe but I will say, why not?  You can do it everyday too if you want too :)  Well, I really love to upcycling things, before my hubby laughed at me for doing that, some friends thought I am stingy to spend money to buy proper items for my house.  Since we're still living in a rent house, I don't see any points to spend too much for home accessories :D stingy? Maybe!  Give respect for mother earth? Maybe! Hehehhe....

If you see around my house, I cut a used mineral bottle to keep some pencils.  I cover a fan carton box with a table cloth and use it as a small table.  I broke the mug's handle and glued it again and now I reuse it to keep the toothbrushes.

And I don't stop there, since I have my sewing machine, I've started upcycling old clothes, t-shirt into a doll, jeans into some pouches :)  Today, I have a new peasant blouse out of my hubby's old shirt :)  I made a little bit mistake because I forgot that the shirt got a pocket.  When I realized I had cut it out :(   If I removed the pocket, it won't be good, the fabric behind the pocket will be darker than the other part of the cloth (a dear friend said).  So I chose to keep it and I stitch the pocket so if only if you really look at it closely, you will find out that there's a pocket there.

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