Kaliadrem is not a name of tourist attraction, but a name of traditional cake being very close to the Hindu community in Bali. Though not presented as the main serving, this brownish-red cake is often used to fill in the oblation every holiday celebration.It has an equilateral triangle side and a hole inside. The upper side of it is embellished with sesame seeds to make it look sweet. The packaging is attractive, while the cake itself offers a naturally sweet taste. So, it is natural if kaliadrem is not only a cake used to fill in the oblations to Gods but also taken advantage as Balinese refreshment. Even, it can serve as pastry presented to guests and is often taken as Balinese distinctive gift.
Virtually all the Hindu communities in Bali can make the kaliadrem. However, the large-scale making is done by Ni Luh Putu Sriasih from Pengembungan hamlet, Tegal Jadi village, Tabanan. It is made without preservatives and produced daily to be marketed throughout the towns in Bali. The ingredients used to make it consist of rice flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, yeast, sesame seeds and salt. It is made by fermentation system. First of all, the rice is soaked for one night. Then, it is ground to process it into flour. The next step is preparing sweetener with brown sugar of thinly sliced.
Pour some water into the flour and then mixed with brown sugar, granulated sugar, yeast and salt to taste. Then, knead the batter until becoming smooth. After that, the batter is passed over for a night. On the following day, it is shaped pursuant to the existing mold. When turning dry, it is then fried. Ultimately, put them into a box and it’s ready to be marketed. (BTN/015)
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