Coconut custard steamed in a pumpkin

Coconut custard steamed in a pumpkin


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About this recipe: This an ingenious way of making a custard without using an oven, or even ramekins. The custard is steamed in a small pumpkin, so that when it is ready to serve, you simply cut the pumpkin into wedges showing the wonderful layering of the pale custard and orange pumpkin.

Wiley Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand

Serves: 6 

  • 1 medium pumpkin, about 1 - 1.5kg
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 150g palm sugar
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 250ml (1 cup) coconut milk

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cut the top off of the pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds, but leave the meat intact.
  2. Begin heating a steamer that is large enough to fit the pumpkin.
  3. Combine the eggs with the palm sugar and granulated sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Add the coconut milk and mix well. Pour this mixture into the pumpkin and balance on a steam tray.
  4. Place the pumpkin in the steamer and steam until the custard is set and the pumpkin is soft, about 30- 45 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly and cut into wedges, or place in the refrigerator and cool completely. This dessert can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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