This Steamed Pumpkin Kuih is very rich and flavourful. Besides the significant amount of pumpkin, fried dried shrimp and mushroom are also added, the liquid added is also from dried shrimp and mushroom soaking water.

CHINESE VERSION: 蒸金瓜糕

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

 

Steamed Pumpkin Kuih | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 12 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 450 g pumpkin flesh
  • 3/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 75 g (5 tbsps) dried shrimp soaking water
  • 180 g rice flour
  • 45 g wheat starch
  • 120 g (8 tbsps) mushroom soaking water
  • 80 g shallot (thinly sliced)
  • 50 g dried shrimp (soaked & chopped)
  • 20 g mushroom (soaked & diced)

Other ingredients:

  • 1 stalk spring onion (chopped)
  • 1 pc red chili (diced)

Directions:

1 Steam pumpkin for 10 minutes until softened.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

 

2 Mash steamed pumpkin with fork, add in salt, pepper and dried shrimp soaking water, mix well. Combine rice flour and wheat starch, sift into pumpkin mixture, mix until combined.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

3 Add in mushroom soaking water gradually (about 8 tbsps.), mix until you have a smooth batter. (Reminder: Please refer to video for the consistency of the batter. The amount of water needed depends on the consistency of the batter, if the pumpkin you use contains more liquid, reduce the amount of water added. If you want the kuih to be softer, you may add a bit more water.)

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

4 Add shallot to 150 g of cooking oil, bring to the boil, cook over medium heat until lightly brownedOff the heat, continue to stir until golden brown. Put fried shallot on a sieve to drain off the oil, set aside to cool.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

5 Heat up 3 tbsps of oil, add in dried shrimp, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add in mushroom, cook for another 3 minutes until fragrant.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

6 Add dried shrimp and mushroom to pumpkin mixture, mix well.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

 

7 Pour batter into 9″ x 6″ rectangle baking tray (coat with oil and line with baking paper), smooth the surface with wet spatula.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

8 Steam over medium heat for 40 minutes.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

9 Off the heat, top with spring onion and chili, cover and let it sits for 5 minutes before removing from steamer.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

10 Set aside to cool completely before unmoulding.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

11 Garnish with fried shallot after unmoulding.

Steamed Pumpkin Cake