My Cooking Lesson With Bu Esty, Iba & Aja

A couple of days ago, I was extremely fortunate to be given a cooking lesson and a cooking demonstration here in Ternate by 3 experienced cooks. The 2 recipes were chosen for 2 different reasons. We cooked onde onde as I thought it would be a recipe I could do at school with students whereas the bopaco (beau-putch(as in crutch)-oh) was purely because I had one recently and absolutely loved the custard flavour and consistency.

Onde Onde

For my onde onde lesson, I made a video which is as follows:

Here too are a few additional photos from the onde onde cooking lesson
20130806-083118.jpgbuying the cassava at the market

20130806-083430.jpgAja grating the cassava

20130806-083533.jpgSqueezing the liquid out of the grated cassava

Bopaco

For Bopaco, I was more an observer! Here is the rough recipe and sorry there are no measurements!

Langkah 1 – make many cones from banana leaves

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Langkah ke2- Mix flour & sugar together

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Langkah ke3 – Add butter

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Langkah ke4: Add coconut milk

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Langkah ke5 – Mix till smooth

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Langkah ke6 – Add more coconut milk to make a runny batter

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Langkah ke7 – Add a lot of vanilla essence.

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Langkah ke8 – Partly fill a large saucepan with about an inch of water and grated coconut.

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Langkah ke9 – Stand the banana cones in the saucepan and pack reasonably close together.

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Langkah ke10 – Carefully fill the cones with the mixture

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Langkah ke11 – Cook over a medium heat till set

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Langkah ke12 – Remove from pan and neatly trim the banana leaf tops

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Langkah ke13 – Arrange decoratively on a plate

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Selamat Makan!

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Here we are proudly showing off our cooking!

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2 thoughts on “My Cooking Lesson With Bu Esty, Iba & Aja

    • It was thrown in the bin! I was surprised it wasn’t that burnt! Must have been the water added! Because the coconut used was the leftovers from making suntan, it wouldn’t be used for anything else!

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