Tried and Tested Recipes by Jaja

 

Dessert

Baileys Ice Cream

Baileys Ice Cream

Living outside the United States will not stop me from celebrating Ice Cream Day. Celebrated annually since 1984 on the third Sunday of July in the United States, the unofficially holiday celebrates everyone’s favorite sweet treat. Ice cream is without a doubt one of my […]

Apple Cinnamon Crepes

Apple Cinnamon Crepes

Bored with your everyday pancakes? With a little adjustment, make crepes for your breakfast variation. Crepe is essentially the thinner cousin to pancakes. My favorite part of making crepes is how easy they are to fold. In addition, they are incredible versatile with practically endless […]

Honey Almond Bread

Honey Almond Bread

Who does not love fresh-baked bread from the oven with its tantalizing aroma and goodness? I am not actually a bread lover, but there is simple pleasure from holding a slice of fresh and warm bread in your hand, one that you made from scratch […]

Dorayaki

Dorayaki

Do you know this food? When I was in elementary school, I liked to watch cartoon series called Doraemon (ドラえもん). They were aired at well-known local TV channel every weekend, so most people in my generation should know this cartoon. The story revolves around a […]

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves

Bananas are one of those fruits that always lingering around my kitchen. They are great for filling the stomach especially when I do not have time in the morning. But we know that bananas are sold in bunches not soon after, they start getting covered […]

Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)

Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)

This month is the holy month of Ramadan. In Indonesia, the country with the world’s largest Muslim population in the world, Muslims typically wake up before dawn to eat a suhoor meal, fast through the day, and nourish throughout the day during the iftar, or evening meal […]

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

No-bake cheesecakes are such an easy, no fuss cheesecake recipe made from scratch. They are one of my favorite things to make during any type of celebration. It is perfect when you need something quick and easy, anywhere in any kitchen although you do not […]

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

More than a few of my friends have been starting to adopt plant-based diet (vegan) in their lifestyles lately. I have to admit that I was skeptical if vegan recipes can taste good or even better than non-vegan recipes. Therefor, I have been feeling inspired […]

Candied Roselle

Candied Roselle

My mom often bought candied roselle when I was little. I still remember that it used to be one of our favorite sweets during that time. These maroon fruit gradually became scarce here and the candied roselle we frequently bought also could not be found […]

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

I have never been one to go crazy over brownies because I found them too sweet or chocolaty to my liking. So, I wanted to try something different this time by incorporating my favorite matcha into the classic baked treats. Adding matcha powder seriously took […]

No-Bake Tiramisu Cake

No-Bake Tiramisu Cake

I am not actually a huge fan of coffee, but there is always something irresistible with tiramisu. The Italian word tiramisu can be translated in several ways to “pick me up” or “cheer me up” or “lift me up” and they all work for me. Tiramisu is a recipe […]

Matcha Tiramisu

Matcha Tiramisu

This is one of the most classic dessert, tiramisu, with a twist in it. We love the bitter-sweet espresso, savory mascarpone cheese, and ladyfingers version, but have you ever thought that this delicious treat is also great when combined with other flavor? If you have […]