The Other One

Take Me
In the midst of doing this and that, you know, the usual; translations, web project (this time something I really had no clue about: programming, which I thank God that it’s over), I’ve been busy testing some recipes and taking their photos for one company’s website that soon to be launched. Finally somebody took my food photos seriously πŸ™‚
I was so damn tired and bored, when an angel came my way and said these magic words, “Riana, do you need anything from SG?” Ow My God, yes! Yes, I need something I’ve been craving for almost 3 years now!
When I visited Singapore in 2005, I came across this heavenly bites called Bakin’ Boys. I remember I even kept the box and brought it home, just for the sake of remembrance of this God’s gift to the world. I craved for it ever since.
Now, the angel, had asked me if I need anything from the land of the lion. My answer was definite as the sun will rise tomorrow morning. I need some bites of The Beatles of the cookies realm: Bakin’ Boys.
So right here, right now, when I’m breathing the air, living the life intended for me, I’m waiting for the magic package to arrive safely at my door. Pray for me, will you?
Ok. Back to the title of this post.
Remember Lemon Meringue Pie? I did mention I also baked Chocolate Meringue Pie, didn’t I? Well, here is the recipe. And the photo. And it was so good.
Just like the lemon one, do not be discouraged when you think the chocolate cream was not dark enough, not chocolaty enough. Just finish it with the topping, and all your doubts would be gone in a matter of seconds. It was just perfect.
Chocolate Meringue Pie
Source: “Chocolate & Baking” by Parragon Publishing
Modified by Riana

230 gr (8 ounces) your favorite chocolate biscuits without the cream
4 Tbsp butter, or more according to the consistency of the crush mixture
3 egg yolks
4 Tbsp superfine sugar (castor)
4 Tbsp cornstarch
2 1/2 cups milk
100 gr (3 1/2 ounces) dark chocolate, melted
3 egg whites
7 Tbsp superfine sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Place chocolate biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour into a mixing bowl. Melt the buter and stir it into the biscuit crumbs until well mixed. You can add more melted butter if necessary, until the cookie mixture is easy to form and press into the base of the pan. Press the cookie mixture firmly into the base and up the sides of a 9-inch flan pan or dish, or in my case, aluminum foil cup, for practical reason, obviously.
  2. To make the filling, beat the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl until they form a smooth paste, adding a little of the milk if necessary.
  3. Heat the milk until almost boiling, then slowly pour into the egg mixture, constantly beating well.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook gently, beating constantly, until it thickens. Remove from heat. Beat in the melted chocolate, then pour it onto the crust.
  5. To make the meringue, beat the egg whites in a large mixing bowl until standing in soft peaks. Gradually beat in about two-thirds of the sugar until the mixture is stiff and glossy. Fold in the remaining sugar and the vanilla extract.
  6. Spread the meringue over the filling, covering it completely and swirling the surface with the back of a spoon to give it an attractive finish. Bake in the center of a preheated oven at 190 degree celcius for about 30 minutes, or until the meringue is golden. Serve when you need, hot or cold, it’s damn perfect anytime.

Giving In
Happy day!


15 thoughts on “The Other One”

  1. Well, good on you! Keep me posted when the new website will be launched. I love and do photography myself. Visiting your blog is just heaven to my eyes. Two thumbs up! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi! I just found your blog and it is absolutely beautiful. The photos are stunning, bright, natural, crisp. I can’t wait for your new web site. I am definitely adding you to my blog roll! Great job!

  3. Mbak blognya dirujuk sebagai blog kuliner paling mak nyus fersi majalah U-Mag. bisa dilihat di mp ku mbak. salam

    Trims, mas Budi! Aku baru dapet majalahnya kemarin, huhuhu.. susyah bener nyarinya… ———-Riana

  4. Riana, all this while i have been visiting your blog for quite a long time and been making some of your fabulous recipes which were unbelievable amazing, yet without any failure. Your photos drive me wild crazy hehe.. Wateva people comments about your photos,want you to know your are really an AWESOME lady..

  5. mbak ri… aku selalu terpana liat blog mu… Belajar di mana toooh.. Aku pengen bisa buat blog juga.. Hiks..hiks.. but I am a gaptek one. Masukin foto aja gak bisa2. Jadi cukup memandang blog mbak ri aja. Btw, foto2nya skrg udah di kasih merek ya mbak? Great job!!!!!

  6. R, never heard about this bakin boys. Now I am curious coz I am from SINGAPORE!!!! What do you need from here, my daughter’s godma who is residing in Jakarta is in Singapore right now. Let me know if you needed something.

    Hell yeah! I need those cookies now! Is it possible that you send me some of those? Thanks a bunch! ——–Riana

  7. Mbak,

    Bakin’ Boys ini di Singapore mananya ?
    Kakakku lagi di Singapore dan aku jadi kepengen coba juga *glek*
    Sampai ketemu hari Minggu ya di Titan πŸ™‚

    Ke websitenya deh di link di atas, ada lokasi-lokasinya. Kalo yang aku samperin sih yang di Suntec City Mall, lower ground deket kolam ikan koi yang cakep bangedh ituh… ————Riana

  8. Riana, cameranya pake settingan apa? Manual atau pake pilihan yang ada di camera. Ajarin dong biar bisa bikin foto seperti itu. thanks ya

    Pake Apperture Priority (Av), say. Jangan pake lampu kilat, makronya nyalain. Arah cahaya dari samping. Dapetin fokusnya, jangan goyang. Teruuus, apa lagi ya…. Hmm, jepret sebanyak-banyaknya dari angle macem-macem. Oya, jangan lupa kenali kameramu sebaik-baiknya πŸ™‚ ——–Riana

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  10. Hi Riana! It’s my first time in your blog and I’m really amazed how wonderful it is…you are soooo good in cooking and of course in photograph too!
    I love this recipe (maybe ’cause I’m mad about chocolate? :-P) I’ll follow your blog with much interest if you don’t mind.
    Wish you a pleasent day!

  11. Mba Riana, tanya donk… kalo aku makan chocolate chips cookies atau chocolate chips muffin yg dijual di toko kue, koq chocolate chipsnya beda ya? Mereka itu masih berbentuk chocolate chips tp empuk banget sewaktu digigit, ga spt choc. chips yg aku suka beli di TBK. Mba Riana tahu ga itu choc. chips merk apa & belinya dimana ya?

    Nah, aku gak tau, hehehe… Tapi kalo nyimpennya anget empuk kan choc chipsnya? ———-Riana

  12. Mba kapan bikin lagi kasih tau dong… foto aja udah seenak gini apalagi aslinya… ***kapan saya bisa ke rumah Mba Ri ya***

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