Cute Pumpkin Pastry 玲珑南瓜

Trust me. It is easy to make. With a little bit patience, you will actually find the process quite therapeutic.

Yields 10 cute pumpkins,

  • 200g pumpkin purée (you will need300g fresh pumpkin available at any grocery store)
  • 140g glutinous rice flour糯米
  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk 炼乳

For ‘pumpkin stems’, you will need,

  • 20g glutinous rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon green tea powder (or any color of ingredient of your preference and convenience)
  • 18g water

Method

  1. To make pumpkin purée, remove the skin and seeds, thinly slice it then cover the bowl with cling wrap and put in microwave in high heat for 4 minutes.
  2. Remove the bowl from the microwave. Add into glutinous rice flour, sugar and condensed milk and mix well.
  3. Cover the dough with a plastic bag and rest the dough for 20 minutes.
  4. Now let’s work on the ‘pumpkin stem’, you will need 20g glutinous rice flour, 1 teaspoon green tea powder(or any color of ingredient of your preference and convenience) and 18g water. Combine them and mix well.

The fun part now begins!

  1. Cut the dough into 10 pieces, roll each piece into a small ball, gently press down each ball a little bit then use the back of a knife carving the side. Top up with a little green stem.
  2. Bring water in the steamer pot to boil.
  3. Place 10 pieces of pastries on a parchment paper.
  4. Steam for 7 minutes in high heat.
  5. Let the cooked pumpkins cool off for 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

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