This Pumpkin Hee Pan is made with pure pumpkin, thus it has a very nice and bright golden yellow colour. Pumpkin has natural sweetness, thus not very much sugar is needed to sweeten this Pumpkin Hee Pan.

CHINESE VERSION: 金瓜喜粄

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

 

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Yields: 6 pcs

Ingredients:

  • 120 g pumpkin (diced)
  • 2 pcs pandan leaves
  • 45 g fine sugar
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast + 1/2 tbsp plain water
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 65 g glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tbsp corn oil

Directions:

1 Put pumpkin on pandan leaves, steam for 10 minutes until softened.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

 

2 Blend steamed pumpkin until smooth, mix in sugar, set aside to cool.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

3 Prepare 6 pieces of round banana leaves (diameter = 11 cm), then coat with oil.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

4 Add 1/2 tbsp of water to instant yeast, mix well, then add to cooled pumpkin mixture.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

5 Mix together plain flour and glutinous rice flour, sieve into a mixing bowl, add in pumpkin mixture, mix into a dough with chopsticks.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

6 Add in corn oil, mix until well combined.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

7 Divide dough into 6 equal portions, each about 52 g.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

 

8 Coat palms with oil, shape dough into a ball, put onto a piece of banana leaf, press lightly with palms, then arrange in steamer rack.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

9 Bring 500 ml of water to the boil in steamer, off the heat, then add in 1 Liter of plain water.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

10 Put steamer rack over the warm water, cover and proof for 30 minutes.

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11 After proofing for 30 minutes, turn to high heat until water is boiling (about 3 minutes), then reduce to medium heat and steam for another 12 minutes.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

12 When steaming is done, slightly open the lid to leave a gap, allow hee pan to cool for 5 minutes in the steamer before removing.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

13 Set aside to cool completely before serving.

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)

14 Pumpkin Hee Pan is ready to be served!

Pumpkin Hee Pan (Xi Ban)