Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mini Red Bean Pumpkin


It is fun making mini pumpkin. After having this at a Buffet, I decided to try out. Use any filling – sweet or salty. Try to roll or flatten the dough portion into a thin round disc and you can fill up with more koshian. I am not that good with thin disc, therefore my mini pumpkin is too thick. If you don’t have any chilli stalks, use stalk of the Chinese celery to make the mini pumpkin stalk.

Preparation: 30 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (makes 12± )
° 200g pumpkin (weight after peeling), peeled and sliced
° 200g glutinous rice flour
° 1½-2 tablespoons sugar
° 150g koshian/red bean paste
° 12 chilli stalks

Method
1. Bring the water in the steamer to a boil. Place the pumpkin in and steam for 10 minutes or until soften. Mashed the pumpkin.
2. To make dough, combine the mashed pumpkin, glutinous rice flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix well, knead into dough and divide into 25g-30g portions.
3. Flatten each portion into a thin circular shape. Place ½ teaspoon koshian/red bean paste on top. Wrap up and shape it into a ball using your hand. Use a plastic cutter to crave some lines on the ball to resemble a pumpkin. Place the stalk of the chilli in the centre.
4. Grease a tin with oil and place the mini pumpkin in and stream for 10 minutes.
5. Serve immediately.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish I could try them :-)
I think you are really good at Art & craft. I would never be able to make it look as close to a pumpkin.:P

Cheers,
Sunny :-)

mustardseed said...

I like red bean buns! But I don't like dough that is sticky and stick to your gums...

Are these very sticky and chewy? I think the shape is so cute!!

KAY said...

Very nice.
I almost thought they were some kind of real vegetable.

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Sunny

You can, it is not difficult at all. It doesn't need to be very round, and the lines is easy, just do a '+' and then a 'x'. Next just place the chilli stalk in the middle, with little force to make a small indent. That's all :)

Hi Mustardseed
It is chewy. Can make into a carrot shape too :) Like play dough!

Hi Kay
Thank you.

Cheers :)

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