Monday, March 10, 2008

Steamed Pumpkin Cake!!

The alternative title for this post is 'the kindness of blogging friends"...

why?? Cos Crystal from the Modern Vegetarian especially dug out another recipe for me to try when i mentioned previously that the steamed banana cake with bicarb was 'thirst-inducing'...

i love the recipe that she has sent me and fresh from the steamer, it really reminds me of 'orh-nee'/ yam paste...the texture and perhaps cos of the shallot oil i used to grease the pan with...after cooling down, the cake/ kueh firmed up quite nicely...
Somewhat similar to tapioca kueh but more fragrant.. :)

moist and soft...mmmm...


firmed up version


Oh...the original recipe called for bananas but i wanted to use up my hulk of '99-cents-special-offer' pumpkin first...
hehe...

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

375g grated fresh coconut or dried coconut (I used dried coconut and added water...around 125g to 1.5 cups water)
700 g pumpkin, cubed
150g rice flour
30g tapioca starch
200g sugar (originally 375g)
1/2 teaspoon salt
100ml coconut milk (original recipe called for 125ml coconut cream)

1. Reserve 1/4 of the coconut for garnish
2. Microwave pumpkin for 10 mins with 1/4 cup water. Mash.
3. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and pour into a greased tin.
4. Smooth the top and sprinkle with reserved coconut.
3. Steam 30 minutes or until done. (mine took around 50 mins)

--- Original recipe from Thai Home Cooking by Robert Carmack, Sompon Nabnian.


Thanks Crystal!! You really made my day with your email! :D

6 comments:

culinaryprincess said...

it reminds me the kuih that u get during CNY..u have to steam it too and eat it with coconut

ioyces said...

culinaryprincess: which kuih is that? what is it made of??

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi ioyces,
You are most welcome.

You are creative, you make this into something new - with pumpkin.

Got to give this a special name - pumpkin was turn into cinderella's coach by fairy godmother.

Is the kuih culinaryprincess mentioned - "nian kao", my mom used to steam it to soften it and roll up with grated coconut besides using it to deep-fried by sweet potatoes.

Have lovely day :) cheers

ioyces said...

crystal: yeah...could be nian guo!! eaten during CNY...very possible!! :D I love the deep fried version...!!

so we shall call this pumpkin kuih 'cinderella's cake'??? Heheh...

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

I like that name :) n going to make them too.

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi, someone must have read your blog. I found the Pumpkin Kueh just like your at one of the Vegetarian Coffee Shop in Bishan.

I bought a piece and it tastes yummy. Feel like making it ...

Cheers :)