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  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 7 2016   /  10:07 am

Voila: Chef Karen Carlotta shows her talent in creating a savory dish, es teler tart, for the holy month (Courtesy of Unilever)The holy month is here and it is time for tasty treatsIndonesia traditionally celebrates major ceremonies with food, and since the country is home to the world’s biggest Muslim population, the Islamic holy month is no exception. At the end of the fasting month, Muslims call for a day of dining and reconnecting with loved ones. For mothers, the Lebaran festivities include displaying an array of scrumptious cookies to be savored by the whole family.

Now that Ramadhan has kicked off, mothers everywhere might just be at this very moment, whipping up their trustworthy cookie recipes. From nastar (pineapple jam cookies), kastengels (cheese cookies), putri salju (sugar-dusted biscuits) to lidah kucing (cat’s tongues), these delights have for generations accom...