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Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s recipe for Steamed Pumpkin and Coconut Custard

Anna Barnett

IMG 2715 263x300 Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarians recipe for Steamed Pumpkin and Coconut CustardIf you’re bored of the same desserts and want to impress with something out of the ordinary then this is worth a try. Be patient and this will come together a treat and won’t look anything less than super special at any dinner party. You can prepare the day before if you need to and it can be served chilled straight from the fridge.

Cooking /Preparation Time – 40mins

Feeds 6-8

Ingredients:

1 x Small pumpkin/Chinese pumpkin – Chopped in half & steamed for 10mins

12 x Tbsp of thick coconut cream

4 x Eggs

8 x Tbsp of palm sugar

1 x Pineapple – Sliced longways

Pistachio kernels – Crushed until fine

Instructions:

Start by slicing the pumpkin in half and scraping out all the seeds. Place the pumpkin halves face down in the steamer. There’s probably not enough room for both in the steamer so steam one at a time for 10 minutes.

Once the pumpkin has been steamed whisk the coconut cream, egg and palm sugar together and heat until warm but not boiling. Place one half of the pumpkin in the steamer and using foil to help it stand up straight, pour the mixture through a fine sieve and into the pumpkin. Place the lid on the steamer and steam for 20 minutes or until the custard has set. There shouldn’t be much of a wobble. Let it cool and then refrigerate until ready to slice and serve.

Serve slices alongside long slices of fresh pineapple with a sprinkle of crushed pistachio.

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  • gingerpops

    As a journalist get your grammar right. It’s not “bored OF”, but bored WITH.

  • http://www.seriouslyspain.com/ Seriously Spain

    Interesting that you don’t mention anywhere in your article that it’s nothing more than a ripped off recipe from a typical Thai dessert. It’s available on hundreds of thousands of street stalls in Thailand for about 10p.

  • Gevelsis

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  • extoox

    Indeed. Such a crucial, planet-wide issue – thanks for addressing it.

  • extoox

    Why is that an argument for not publishing a recipe of it on a national newspaper? Unless you’re casually dropping into conversation that you’ve been to Thailand…along with about ten berjillion other people every year!

  • Gevelsis

    A touch of venom – just what a tart needs.


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