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.
For my onde onde lesson, I made a video which is as follows:
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
Langkah ke2- Mix flour & sugar together
Langkah ke3 – Add butter
Langkah ke4: Add coconut milk
Langkah ke5 – Mix till smooth
Langkah ke6 – Add more coconut milk to make a runny batter
Langkah ke7 – Add a lot of vanilla essence.
Langkah ke8 – Partly fill a large saucepan with about an inch of water and grated coconut.
Langkah ke9 – Stand the banana cones in the saucepan and pack reasonably close together.
Langkah ke10 – Carefully fill the cones with the mixture
Langkah ke11 – Cook over a medium heat till set
Langkah ke12 – Remove from pan and neatly trim the banana leaf tops
Langkah ke13 – Arrange decoratively on a plate
Here we are proudly showing off our cooking!