How to make Ibu Mina’s pandan chiffon cake : bolu pandan

When I moved to Indonesia I started seeing green! and I'm not referring to the tropical landscape. I'm talking about cakes and bread! ... green cakes and green bread! The source was pandan, a tropical plant with long palm-like leaves and a distinct nutty flavour. This week Jo and I had the pleasure of being shown how to make a 'green cake' ... a Continue Reading

How to make Klepon : a sweet Indonesian snack

klepon

If you are on the island of Java, Indonesia, this local sweet snack is called klepon, ondeh-ondeh if you’re in Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Sumatra. The difference in name is testament to how well-loved (and travelled) klepon is. From Java, where klepon originates, this treat spread across the Malay Archipelago and even inspired a folk song entitled Continue Reading