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Chocolate Cake

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Yesterday was raining, while I was prompted with my egg whites in the fridge.

Hmmm they needed to be eaten, not only steamed for tofu substitute for my lunch.
Cookies? too much dishes.... it was late afternoon after all.
How about Chocolate cake?
Chocolate cake made from egg whites became my challenge. Long time ago, when I tried those angel cake recipe.... nothing satisfied me enough. Especially the texture of angle cake that chewy and too much sugar. I do not need too much in my sweet life...:)

Eureka! I got the recipe from my earlier age of cooking, well it was about 7-8 years ago.
With little bit modification here and there, I claimed that this chocolate cake recipe is worth to try.
I got the texture I want, soft but not as light as casual sponge cake. The taste is more surprising! The chocolate was rich because I add dark chocolate compound, and not too sweet.

To taste this chocolate heaven cake YOU NEED:

280 grams      egg whites ( taken from about 10 eggs)
100 grams      sugar…

Pepes Mackarel

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Its kinda hard to find "pepes" in English term.
Pepes is a cooking method which using banana leaf as food wrapping. What make it special is the fragrant  from banana leaf that last in the food after steaming. Some people like to grill it after steaming process taken, well including me. It make the food inside become slightly dry and has harder texture.
This method can be applied in many food variant, such fish, chicken, even tofu. Even the technique can't be relatively simple, but the result is worth taking.  The tips is bunch of spices. You cant be over spices in Pepes way.... :)

To make this YOU Need:

2  medium shortbody mackerel , in Indonesia knows as ikan kembung. Clean and wash them carefully.
1/2 lemon
2 plies banana leaves
4 tooth picks

Spices:
2              lemongrass, chopped
1/2 cup     lemon basil
2              Indonesian bay leaves
3              leeks , chopped
2              small green tomatoes
5              garlic
10            red shallots
1 cm     …