Someone says, when you have bills to pay, a broken heart, or just having a bugger of a day, have a bite of a chocolate cake. Couldn’t agree more, we got curious over a No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe we found on the internet. It’s quite simple and seems like it is almost-never-fail-cake to bake with. True enough, oven and its doodads is not required at all. Fear not fellows newbie bakers :)
Most ingredients should be easy to find in here, if they aren’t or maybe slightly too over for your budget, you probably need to lay in some supplies for cake emergencies.
Let’s make a cake!
Ingredients (serves 10-12)
- 225 gram chocolate (we mixed ¾ milk chocolate and ¼ dark chocolate), broken into pieces
- 1 cup butter (we used the salted butter)
- 3 tbsp black coffee
- a few drops of vanilla extract
- 225 gram butter cookies, crushed
- ¾ cup chopped almonds (but you can use any kind of nuts you like, or maybe raisins)
1. Crushed the cookies (preferably the plain or vanilla ones), chopped the chocolate (we used the milk chocolate and a bit of dark chocolate to balance the sweetness) into pieces and the almonds into bits.
2. Prep the cake tin, grease the insides with butter and cover them with baking paper.
3. Melt the chocolate, butter, coffee and vanilla extract in a saucepan over low heat. Stir well.
4. Add the cookies and almonds into the mixture and mix well.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and let cool in the room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
6. When the cake is quite cold, put it in the fridge and let set for 1-2 hours. In the meantime, you could check the Mojito recipe on our previous post and make some for the refresher :)
7. After 2 hours, turn out and cut into thin slices to serve. Best served cold, thus keep it refrigerated.
Similar like happiness, cakes taste best when they’re shared. Not least because someone with a belly full of cake is more likely to help you with the washing up :p (thankies, Oslo!)
We’re so ecstatic, our friend Yanuar Pratama Firdaus (Jo), made us a drawing from one of our photo.
We’re so happy to see ourselves in an artwork, thank you Jo!
Check his instagram account @yanuarpf for other artworks.
There’s one person that always crossed our mind when we thought of dreams and passions. She is Ariana Hayyulia Rasyid and we call her Nana. She’s our high school friend but Oslo knew her since elementary school.
She’s into photography. She likes to documented everything, thus she joined POTRET (Parahyangan University’s photography club) when she’s in college. She and her fellow POTRET’s friends held some photography workshops and exhibitions. Check her portfolio here.
In February 2011, she made a blog along with Nathania Gabriele and Aulia Fitrisari, Laugh On The Floor (LOTF). They called themselves Miss Flamingo. They write about nearly everything from profile of creative peoples to bands, from music gigs to art exhibitions, from travel stories to cool-things, etc.
Now, she works as a food journalist at haphap.com, a food-related portal website. She makes reviews about the restaurants or cafés and its foods. And we’ve got the chance to see how she works (thanks for the treat, Na :p).
“Seek and you shall find.” - Geoffrey Day-Lewis
For us she’s a very passionate and cheerful friend, The Moffatts and 4Peniti’s die-hard fan, and a true dreamer. Traveling around the globe, documenting music concerts all around the world in photos, and having a perfect house (there’s a bookshop, cake shop and toy shop inside her future house!) are some of her dreams. She even draws her future perfect house for us.
She’s halfway in fulfilling all of her dreams and we believe she’ll living her dreams soon enough.
more photos after the jump!
You know that peculiar feeling when you finally won something? When you just want to jump enthusiastically because it was slightly unexpected surprise. Well, you know what? WE WON SOMETHING! (yee-haw!)
It was a photo submission for a competition held by Little Black Book x Jellyplayground.
We submitted a photo of things inside Oslo’s bag.
And we’re lucky enough to scored these goodies.
Psychogeography is the idea of leisure for its own sake. It’s a meaningful and valuable activity, actively encouraging aimless, daydreamy wandering, it turns urban spaces into objects of wonder rather than simply points between A and B. Most people go where they need to go by taking the most efficient route possible. Try to become an observer, someone who experiences urbanity for its own sake, doesn’t hurry through the streets and passageways but enjoy being in them for purpose and with some luck, you can experience a bunch of cool things happening.
A couple of months ago, me and Morrie took a random stroll in the afternoon from ABC, Alkateri, Cikapundung, Progo to Cipunagara. The sun was high, the walk was nice and we had fun wander around and encountered a different part of the usual surroundings of the city.
Pick your camera and go for a walk, pretend you’re a tourist in your own city. Pay attention to what you see and how you feel about it. Watch people around you, interacting with the same landscape in different ways and remember to take pictures because we’ll be interested in what you find :)
Inspired by Frankie magazine issue 51 article by Eleanor Robertson / Taken with Yashica FX-3 Super + Kodak Colorplus