Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tarte au thon (Tuna tart)

In France, there is another kind of tart, i.e. tarte au thon (tuna tart). I think, it is better to considered it as main course instead of desert. Perhaps because it is salty and not sweet (not a good answer). I'd like to say again to my housemate, Romain, who tell me the recipe. Similar with tarte aux pommes, it is very easy to make. Shall we!!.... 

  • pâte à tarte feuilletée (puff pastry), you can easily buy it at the store and normally the size is as big as a pan of pizza;
  • 500 g of chopped fresh tuna (or it is usually packed in can);
  • 250 g of tomato puree or slices of tomato;
  • 3 spoon of Crème fraîche (sour cream, if you like);
  • 1 onion (if you like);
  • Grated cheese;
  • A pinch of oregano (if you like);
  • Salt and pepper (as you wish!!).

How to make
  • First, preheat the oven (180 C);
  • Open the puff pastry on the oven-safe-plate;
  • Mix the tuna with salt, pepper and put them on the pastry;
  • Then, sprinkle sliced onion, cheese and oregano (to give the italian sensation), respectively;
  • Fold the edge of the pastry;
  • Put the pastry on the pre-heated oven (make sure it is hot) and baked it for 45 min.
  • Serve it warm or hot. 

Voila..... Tarte au thon....Bon appetite!!.....

p.s. i'll post the pic.....

Tarte aux pommes et aux poires (apple and pear tart)

Well, all of you must know that France is well known for its gastronomy. In my case i do really love French dessert and pastry. Now, i'd like to share a very simple recipe of french dessert, i.e. tarte aux pommes et aus poires ( apple and pear tart). I know it from my mate, Romain. Let's say him tart lover. Why?. Imagine!, he could finish 1 pan of the tart in an hour. Now, we do finish the tart together. 

As i told you, it is very simple. Let's begin!.

  • pâte à tarte feuilletée (puff pastry), you can easily buy it at the store and normally the size is as big as a pan of pizza;
  • 5 spoon of compote de pommes (puree of apple), or you can change it with any jam that you love;
  • 2 apples and 2 pears;
  • 2 tea spoon of honey;
  • a pinch of cinnamon (if you like).

How to make

  • First, preheat the oven (180 C);
  • Open the puff pastry on the oven-safe-plate and put the puree;
  • Slice the fruits and arrange it on the top of pastry(any pattern that you like) ;
  • Sprinkle the honey and cinnamon;
  • Fold the edge of the pastry;
  • Put the pastry on the pre-heated oven (make sure it is hot) and baked it for 30 min.
  • Serve it warm (in my opinion).

Voila.....tarte aux pommes et aux poires.....

p.s. i'll post the pic of tart later!!!....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Welcome Back!!!

Hi guys!!!....
How are you doing?. It has been a long time ago.  The last blog was published at 18th May 2011. Well, actually 2011 and 2012 were the busy years for me, in the case of my academic life. Actually, i could say that it was me (let's say that writing or reading are not my hobbies and i have to admit that) who did not want to write any blog during that period. 

The time jumps into 2013. The situation is a little bit different now. Well, before i lived on Yogyakarta, Indonesia (the lovely city, you don't believe me??, i bet you!!, just go there and you will find that what i say here is not just word in a blog). Now, I live in Marseille, France (believe it or not, i went to this city at 12-12-12). I have never heard the word of blog until a month ago. At the time, my friend (Adnya, thank to encourage me!) found my blog site and told me in facebook. She was interested on it due to the recipes i wrote in his blog. She and her housemates encouraged me to blog again. I asked to myself, what for?. I decided to stop blog. Until, in one afternoon when i did nothing, i thought about many things that i should do especially when i am in Marseille for three years, let's say writing my goals, chemistry, travelling, eating, etc and blogging.

Voila, here i am!. I have to say that i feel happy to meet my old friend, blog. Hi....  i found that my friend has changed and i even did not notice him at all. I started everything from beginning. I told to myself, you've got to be patient to learn something news or know someone and in creating the most difficult part is the beginning. They gave me a spirit to write. Well, this blog will be a little bit different from the previous. You obviously will find that it will be written in English (i will not use Bahasa as only Indonesian or Malaysian who will understand my blog and i will not us French because i am bad in French and for the same reason, only several people who speak French in this small world).  I hope if i use english, i could discuss, speak, talk with many people. Will you?.

If in the previous blog i just wrote about cooking, now i would like to try other things, such as travelling, gastronomy, chemistry (why not?), life or maybe book (it would be hard, i think). Do you have any idea more?. I think to not put many think, just slowly but sure!!!. Ok. Let's start!!!. The first thing to do is to change the template (done!) and then write my "first" blog (on progress!). For the closing, i just wanna say that i am thinking about Italy when i write the "first" blog. The next thing i will do: add some posts (please give me power!).

Well, now i could say that my "first" blog is done!!!.

Bonne Soirée... Au revoir!!!
Buenas tardes ... ¡Adiós!
Buona sera ... Arrivederci! 

Greeting from Marseille!!!!......