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...
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
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