Friday, January 01, 2010

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

with crispy shallot, chilli and coriander ...

with sweet sauce 'n' chilli 'n' sesame seeds ...

with mock floss ...
This recipe is inspired by the Steamed Carrot Cake or Steamed Yam Cake. It looks kind of troublesome to whip but it is not.

To include some fun elements for your guests or kids, allow them to designer their unique Pumpkin Cake to show off their creativity or culinary art. They are few ways to garnish or add flavour to the Pumpkin Cake - top with some mock floss and coriander leaves, or drizzle some sweet soy sauce and sprinkle some sesame seeds or chopped chilli, with some Japanese Spring oil shreds and shichimi, or with some crispy shallot and chopped spring onion, or with chee cheong fun sauce and sesame seeds ...

Preparation:     15 mins, Cooking time:  25 mins

Ingredients (makes 8 pieces)
°         250 pumpkin weight after  peeling, diced
°         4 chinese dried mushroom, soaked and sliced
°         150g rice flour
°         1 tablespoon corn starch
°         1 teaspoon salt or to taste
°         pepper to taste
°         ½ teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
°         500ml water
°         1½ tablespoon oil

°         ½ fresh red chilli, finely chopped
°         few coriander leaves
°         some toasted sesame seeds

1.      Combine the rice flour, corn starch, salt, pepper and sesame oil with 250ml of water. Mix well and stir into a smooth batter.
2.      Heat oil in a wok. Throw in the pumpkin and mushroom and stir fry for 1 minute. Pour in 250ml of water and bring to a boil.
3.      Off the heat and pour in the batter. Stir till the batter turn thick and transfer to a steaming container and steam for 25 minutes.
4.      Let it cool. Garnish with chilli, coriander and serve.  


Emily said...

Happy New Year!

Very auspicious dish to start the year off!

Virginie said...

Very beautiful. Happy New Year to you and thanks a lot for your nice postcards (yes, I received the Bintan one!). You should receive one from Sweden in a few days. Cheers!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Emily
Thank you :)

Hi Virginie
That's great! I thought the post card was lost in transit. Thanks for sending one from Sweden. Those photo in your blog are beautiful.
Cheers :)

Sunny said...

so so tempting!!!!
Happy New Year!!!! :-)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Happy New Year Sunny :)

KK said...

Hi, I'm interested to try this recipe. Would like to ask the amount of water used. You state 500ml in the ingredient but in the method you use only 400ml? Thanks!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Oops KK, thanks :) My typo error :p It should be 500ml, I will make the correction.

Hope you will like this.

Cheers :)

chow vegan said...

I love your creativity on this steamed cake. I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks and Happy New Year!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank Chow Vegan

I was thinking presenting it like those - 1 slice western cake, with maybe a layer of mashed pumpkin in the middle ...etc ...

So, it can look beautiful. But more work.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! this one looks so tasty!! are you going to make more and sell? hehe..

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Veggie Bun :)

Haha... I don't like cooking for long hours ... so very very unlikely :p

Cheers :)

AikoVenus said...

Ooh that looks so good!

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