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Sweet Pumpkin Custard
Sweet Pumpkin Custard one of my dad favorite dessert during pumpkin season. My dad asked me to cook some for him this morning. I also attached some pictures of my pumpkin custard after cooked and yes, my parent ate it all.
1. Sweet pumpkin
2. coconut milk
3. six egg yolk
4. palm sugar
First of all hatch about 6 eggs. Make sure to take the whites around the egg yolk out and gently clean it with water. Reason we take the clear whites around it because it will give your finishing food a very bad smell. Therefore yolks only (the yellow eggs). After six egg yolks clean and put in a bowl, gently mixed it. After the yolk is mixed, please add 4 1/2 teaspoon of palm sugar.
Important: To make your pumpkin custard delicious, you must add some extra hard work. That is you must get a coconut ripe. You can drink the coconut juice, but the white coconut skin, must keep. You are going to make your own coconut milk.
How to do is you are going to shred the coconut into small pieces and add little water and start squeezing to make coconut milk. I know that a lot of people would rather buy coconut milk from the store out of a can but there is a big different. Coconut milk from the store is not as fresh as how it is being hand made. My mother always tell me, if you want to eat something delicious, you must add hard work. I would shred the coconut as my mother would squeeze the shreded coconut into a form of a coconut milk. You must do it several time. The best part of it, the aroma will spill the house. This is what you want.
After making coconut milk, my mother would boil the coconut milk until it comes to boil for 5 minute. Then she will gently stir the coconut milk and add the egg yolk mixture in the coconut milk. After she stir it for about extra five minute, she will taste to see if it is sweet enough for her. If it is sweet, she will turn the gas off and set it aside for a few minute.
During that moment she would grab the sweet pumpkin and cut the top part. Then she would carve the seed out and clean it out. Then she would pull out the steaming pan and add water half full. She would pour the coconut milk into the pumpkin and put it into the steamer and steam for about 1-2 hours. Depending on the size of your pumpkin.
There you have sweet pumpkin custard.