Friday, October 21, 2011
Steamed Pumpkin Kuih ( Kuih Labu Kukus )
The first time i made this kuih was quite sometime back, not too good as i found it more gummy on the texture. This time around, it's much much better after altering the flour and the water amount. I had eaten this kind of kuih many years back, at a coffeeshop but no longer selling now and actually quite forgotten what was the texture like. It's not easy to find this kind of a steamed pumpkin kuih in town, i don't know why but it's nice. I am quite satisfied with the kuih this time but i know the next time when i want to make this again, i will most likely use some combination of flours and see again. Now this you dont really have to eat with grated coconut cos it already has the wonderful fragrant that comes from the coconut milk .
If you are interested in this kind of steamed sweet pumpkin kuihs, do check out some other versions made by some of my blogger friends:
1) Quay Po Cooks - Steamed Pumpkin Kuih
2) My Little Space - Steamed Sweet Pumpkin Kuih
3)My Little Space - Marble Pumpkin Kuih ( latest update on Oct24 )
Ingredients ( made this in a 6"x6" square tin )
300gm pumpkin, peeled, cut and steamed
150gm tapioca flour
200ml coconut milk
1. After steaming the pumpkin, while still hot, blend the pumpkin and water till puree.
2. Transfer the puree into a large bowl and combine it with coconut milk, sugar and stir to dissolve sugar. Add in the tapioca flour and stir well to combine, pour into a steaming tin and steam for 40 minutes. Remove from heat.
( Let kuih cool completely before cutting and eating , it will take several hours)
*** update on March27, 2012***
i've made another batch of this kuih and here's a revised recipe as i got feedback saying that the kuih is very soft. The kuih in the revised recipe here is still soft but slightly harder than the original version. Let it cool down completely before cutting. Let me know the feedback if any of you made this kuih. Thank you.
180gm tapioca flour
200ml coconut milk
method is the same as above.
I am also submitting this post to the Aspiring Bakers #12 - Traditional Kueh ( October 2011) hosted by the Small Small Baker and also sharing this in the Muhibbah Malaysia Monday Event hosted by 3 hungry tummies.