Tarts Cafe – Northbridge

Tarts Cafe - Northbridge

Tarts cafe – Northbridge is a favorite spot to have brunch or lunch in Northbridge area. It has fabulous coffee and tea and also some beautiful desserts. They also serve high tea at the weekend. We came there pass the lunch time so we just ordered drinks and light menu like chips. But I definitely want to go back there to try their breakfast and lunch menu which are very mouthwatering.

Tarts Cafe - Northbridge

 

Tarts Cafe is located at the end of Lake Street so parking is generally not an issue.  There are a couple of smaller lanes to turn into that should have parking spots. I came by on Sunday and it’s still not difficult to find a parking. Even if you park a bit far from the cafe, you can also walk around and enjoy the neighborhood which is lovely.

You can check the menu here.

Tarts Cafe Drinks

 

Address: 212 Lake Street, Northbridge

Opening hours:  Monday  – Sunday  7:00am – 5:00pm

High Menu

 

 

IDFB Challenge #16 : Kukis (Peanut Butter Cookies)

peanut butter cookies

medium-1407979079-u53

 

 

Another challenge from Indonesian blogger group, this time the theme is about cookies. If you would like to join us, find the link to submit your post here.

 

When it comes to the kitchen, sometimes i’m a bit selfish, i only cooked every food that i like…lol. Cookies are related to eid mubarak, because i only made cookies when it comes. When admin announce the challenge, yay…thank God, i still have some cookies left at home. Peanut butter cookies usually made from peanut, but recently there are some modification in ingredients to make it easier, some people using peanut butter to replace peanut. In my childhood, peanut cookies always made when lebaran or christmas. The texture so far a bit different between cookies that made from peanut and peanut butter. The one made from peanut had stronger texture which i love more.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Source : NCC

250 gr        low protein plain flour
100 gr        icing sugar
125 gr        smooth peanut butter
100 ml       canola oil
2 sdm         milk powder
½ sdt         salt
1 sdt           butter

garnish:

3  egg yolks, whisk with 1 tbs fresh milk

peanut butter cookies 1

 

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven 140’C.
  2. In a bowl, mix icing sugar, peanut butter, milk powder, canola oil and butter. Add flour gradually and mixed well.
  3. Make any shape you like, this time i make heart shape. Arrange in cookies pan.
  4. Bake in the oven until half cook, then polish the top with egg yolks mixture.
  5. Bake again until crunchy or the colour change into golden brown.

 

peanut butter cookies 2

 

 

peanut butter cookies 4

 

Oatmeal Cookies

 

Had some oatmeal in my kitchen which I don’t know what to do with those. Browse my iphone app and found this kind of cookies. And the result is so yummy, my lil boys all love it! I make it a lil bit chewy in the middle so they enjoy it so much and the benefit is not many crumb scattered in the house when the eat it 🙂

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

source : allrecipe

Ingredients

Serves: 60
  • 1 cup (125g) sifted wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 185g butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (250g) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 cups (470g) rolled oats

Preparation method

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays. Stir together the wholemeal flour, salt and bicarb soda; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg, water and vanilla. Mix in the flour mixture then stir in the oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays. Biscuits should be about 5cm apart.
3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

Anzac Biscuit with Macadamia

I got one pack macadamia from my friend and I don’t know what to do with that. Then I try to search macadamia recipe in my iphone app and found on allrecipe.com.au. It’s near Anzac Day, so why not making something related to it. So let’s try it out. I repost the recipe here.

Anzac Biscuit with Macadamia

Source: (allrecipe)

Ingredients

Serves: 30
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup chopped and toasted macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 125 g butter

Preparation method

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Lightly grease a biscuit tray.
2. In a medium bowl mix the flour, rolled oats, sugar, coconut and macadamia nuts.
3. In a small saucepan combine the water, golden syrup and baking soda. Bring to a boil, then stir in the butter. When butter is melted set aside to cool for 5 minutes, then stir into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon.
4. Place tablespoons of dough onto the prepared biscuit tray and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon. Leave about 3cm between each biscuit.
5. Bake for 12 minutes for chewy biscuits, 15 minutes for crunchy. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks.

Buttery Christmas Cookies

Got the recipe from Woolworths Fresh free magazine. It called Lurpak Buttery Christmas Cookies. Because I didn’t used the Lurpak Butter in these cookies, so I just called it Buttery Christmas Cookies.

Ingredients:

250 gr Butter

125 gr Icing Sugar

1 free range egg

300 gr plain flour

Method:

1. Cut butter into small pieces. Combine all ingredients and knead well by hand or using a food processor.

2. Roll the dough into a long sausage shape, then wrap the dough in baking paper and refrigate for at least 2 hours.

3. Once chilled, cut the dough into thin slices (roughly 5mm), placing the slices on a baking sheet with baking paper.

Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 200’C for 6-8 minutes until golden.

5. Cool the biscuits on a cooling rack and then store in a sealed biscuit tin.

6. Enjoy!

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

To celebrate Eid Mubarak this year, I made my favorite cookies and absolutely the simple one too 🙂

Ingredients:
250 gr    all purpose flour
90 gr      icing sugar
125 gr     peanut butter
110 ml    vegetable oil
1 sdm      powder milk
½ sdt      salt
1 sdm      butter

Garnish:
2 egg yolk, beaten
parmesan cheese grated

Method:

  1. Preheat oven 150’C
  2. Mixed : icing sugar, peanut butter, vegetable oil, powder milk, salt and butter.
  3. Pour all purpose flour into batter. Make a ball shape and put in a cookies pan.
  4. Polish top of cookies with egg yolk (garnish) and spread parmesan grated on the top of it.
  5. Put in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the color change to golden.

Lemon Cornflake Cookies

Ceritanya ketagihan bikin cornflake cookies. Sebelumnya bikin yang biasa, lupa ngambil resep darimana tapi asli, hasilnya enak banget. Renyah dan gurih euy. Nah sekarang mo nyoba yang dari resep NCC.

Bahan:
275 gr        Nestle CORN FLAKE, tumbuk kasar
200 gr        mentega
50 gr          shortening / mentega putih
100 gr        gula halus
150 gr        tepung terigu
1 sdm         susu bubuk DANCOW full cream
2 btr           kuning telur
1 sdt           emplex (optional) ** ga pake***
1 sdt           air jeruk lemon
1 sdt           Baking Powder (BP)
1 sdm         parutan kulit jeruk lemon

Cara membuatnya:

  • Tempatkan CORN FLAKE dalam baskom, sisihkan.
  • Kocok mentega, shortening dan gula halus hingga lembut, masukkan telur, kocok lagi sebentar, tambahkan emplek dan BP, kocok cepat satu menit. Tuang air jeruk lemon dan kulit jeruk lemon parut, aduk rata.
  • Tuangi tepung terigu, aduk rata. Masukkan adonan dalam plastik segitiga (Piping bag), gunting ujungnya selebar 1/2cm. Spuitkan diatas CORN FLAKE, gulingkan, angkat dan tata dalam loyang yang sudah dipoles mentega tipis.
  • Panggang dalam oven hingga matang. Lk. 30 menit suhu 150’C.

Smiley Cookies

Dalam rangka hari ulang tahunnya si kakak Dino, aku rencana bikin parcel kukis. Nah kayaknya smiley cookies cocok tuh untuk si kakak, lagian nanti yang makan harus senyum dulu 🙂 ngaco.com deh mulai mamanya. Tapi asli sesuai kok dengan dunia anak-anak yang penuh senyum. Dan seperti kata temenku, kalo disini anak-anak native alias anak-anak bule jangan dikasih makanan yang aneh-aneh, ntar bisa ditolak lho party bagnya 🙂 OKLah kl gitu aku bikin kukis aja sembari dikasih beberapa mainan kesukaan anak-anak. Karena waktu chrismast kemaren aku kasih kukis kebeberapa temen dan mereka suka tuh, jadi ya udahlah ambil jalan aman aja 😀

Resep dasar make resep Cookies hari merdekanya bu Fatmah NCC.

Bahan:

300 gr mentega
100 gr gula bubuk (tepung gula)
4 btr kuning telur
500 gr tepung terigu protein rendah
20 gr tepung maizena
1 sdt vanilla
Cetakan kukis (cookie cutter) bentuk bendera ** Aku pake cetakan kukis bundar aja yang paling gampang euy :)***

Cara membuat:

  1. Kocok mentega dan gula bubuk dikocok sampai lembut.
  2. Masukkan kuning telur satu persatu kocok lagi sampai tercampur rata.
  3. Masukkan terigu, maizena dan vanilla aduk rata sampai bisa dibentuk. Bila adonan masih lunak, tambahkan terigu 1-3 sdm.
  4. Giling adonan diatas meja, dengan ketebalan tertentu, misalnya 5mm. Cetak dengan cetakan kukis bendera, pindahkan ke loyang.
  5. Oven dengan suhu 140C selama kurang lebih 30 menit atau sampai keemasan.
  6. Keluarkan, biarkan dingin dalam loyang.
  7. Hias bagian atas kukis dengan Royal Icing warna kuning smiley. Biarkan kering atau oven dengan suhu 100’C selama 15 menit. Angkat.

ROYAL ICING (RI)

Bahan:

100 ml putih telur
500 gr Gula bubuk (tepung gula)
1 sdt cuka masak atau air jeruk lemon
1-3 tetes essence

Cara membuat :

  1. Kocok putih telur dengan mixer sampai berbusa sedikit, masukan secara bertahap gula bubuk, masukan cuka/air jeruk lemon, kocok terus sampai mengental.
  2. Bagi adonan ke dalam 2 mangkok. Salah satu diberi warna kuning, satu lagi beri warna hitam.
  3. Aduk rata, masukan setiap warna kedalam plastic segitiga (piping bag) Gunting ujung piping bag, siap untuk menghias.

Tips:

Bila glazur atau royal icing terlalu kaku, cairkan dengan menambahkan air jeruk lemon sampai kekentalan yg diinginkan.