summer recipe: passion fruit jam

P1050698passion fruit jam best with bread or vanilla ice cream

how’s your summer? mine has been great, despite the cold weather i experience both in bali and jogjakarta. now i’m in jakarta, having the great shine sun shining, the jakarta heat, early swimming dip and for the first time finding some relaxing time in some hidden sanctuary of south jakarta. maybe even having the time to read some novel (i haven’t done much of that lately). amidst meeting great friends and work stuff. i think i’m rekindle my love-hate relationship with jakarta. this city does bring up a lot of memories.

anyways, some people has been requesting the recipe that would complete you summer mood. markisa (passion fruit) jam. a few days ago i bought some passion fruit at the organic market at milas in jogjakarta (every thursday morning), while taking my son to school there. i bought a kilogram and made the usual recipe of passion fruit jam. the one that i use for this recipe is markisa sayur (the very sour passion fruit type, best for jam and syrup recipe). it fit 3 big bottle of jam (i like to reuse my bought store glasses can) and even an extra bowl for the fresh batch.

passion fruit jam

this recipe is slightly creamy than the usual basic passion fruit jam recipe, because i use butter and egg yolks in this recipe.


1 kg of passion fruit, cut, take out the pulp

1 lemon, squeeze them

750 gram sugar

100 gram of butter (i use my favorite french, elle unsalted butter)

3 egg yolks

3 glass can of jam (big size), sterilized them by bathing them in hot boiled water

how to make:


1. mix the pulp with the sugar. put them in a stainless bow, i just put my stainless bowl inside a large pot, fill water half the bowl height. basically you can just use a boiler.

2. heat the pot, boil the water, mix well the pulp and sugar in the bowl. add the egg yolks, put the butter in until melt. make sure they mix well.

3. stir them well with wooden spoon, put in the lemon water. keep on stirring.  until they become slightly gooey. do the plate test. if i’m not mistaken i was stirring around more or less 45 minutes.

4. remove from pan when they are ready, pour them slowly in the sterilized jam and seal them. keep them in the refrigerator. it will last in a month or so but usually i run this out in 2-3 weeks time.


enjoy them with toast, pancake, pudding and vanilla ice cream. they are a very tangy and sweet variety of jam :D

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my most comfort food: chicken porridge chinese peranakan style


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weekend recipe: kalasan style fried chicken + eggplant tempe green chili curry + ginger flower sambal


i guess yesterday i was totally a #bancidapur. my son current obsession with ayam goreng (fried chicken) made me try different recipes of various type indonesian fried chicken. i try this recipe for ayam kalasan, basically modified it a bit by adding more spices. ayam kalasan is originally from kalasan area in sleman, yogyakarta. having that it has the typical jogja taste, sweet and savory. the chicken is fully cooked with coconut milk until it become very tasty and then fried.

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weekend recipe: tempe basil chicken mince + chicken liver in sweet soya sauce


tempe basil chicken mince is a modified recipe from here. you just add the mince chicken along with the mince tempe. you could add slices of hot chili or chili powder if you want them hot. the chicken really add the flavor this time :) was feeling a little bit thai food craving so i made them the thai style.

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weekend recipe: indonesian style fried chicken in yellow spices + classic sambal matah

P1040381there has been no easier cultural exchange than food. i’ve been somehow end up cooking indonesian food in the kitchen of grey garden restaurant in hauz khas village and the kitchen of akash hotel of mcleod gandj, while i was there. things happen like my regular weekend in jogjakarta. best food, best friends, best drinks, good laugh and great time. i love cooking and sharing what i love the most is what i love the best :)

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