Serikaya Labu / pumpkin with egg custard

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I bought this pumpkin last week and had forgotten about it coz our family had a terrible flu and all of us was just so tired and lazy (you know how it is with the spinning headaches, muscle sores, running nose etc) so today i was cleaning my fridge and i saw the pumpkin and lucky for me the pumpkin is still in a good shape. then i was wondering what can i do with the pumpkin then i remembered a pumpkin dessert i had in a thai restaurant. so i thought 'ok let try and do that...couldn't be that hard...'

It turned out great and try this recipe:
you'll need...
1 fairly ripe pumpkin - medium size
8 eggs
200g brown sugar
50g granulated sugar
250 thick coconut milk
1/4tsp ground cinnamon
1/2tsp salt


  1. cut the upper part of the pumpkin, together with the stem, to a diameter of about 12cm. set aside the cut portion.
  2. Remove the pumpkin seeds to create a hole. clean it and drain the excess water.
  3. in a bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar and the granulated sugar well until dissolved.
  4. Add in the coconut milk, ground cinnamon and salt, stirring well.
  5. in a sauce pan heat the custard mixture until slightly thick or when you see steam coming out from the custard - use medium heat. then set a side whilst continuing stiring.
  6. sieve the custard and pour it into the pumpkin shell filling it to the brim. cover with the cut piece.
  7. Steam in a medium heat for about 45mins to an hour. leave cool before cutting
=> note: If the pumpkin is huge you'll need to steam it a head for about 15 mins then pour in the custard mixture.

Make Your Own Sausage/Hot Dog

Sunday, November 30, 2008

This is how the sausage/hotdogs looks like when wrapped with the plastic wrap

It all started when hubby became allergic to chicken...we (my son and i) wanted to buy hot dogs but in the market its mostly chicken hotdogs which hubby couldn't eat so i was browsing the net searching for recipes and i finally found one good one so i owe it to Ringo from MYR. Although I've altered it to our liking ^_^ but the method is the same non the less... so here it is...

You'll need...
500g minced meat
1tsp salt
1tsp sugar
1/2tsp nutmeg
1tsp ground black pepper
1tsp oregano
1tsp Parmesan cheese
1tsp grated garlic

Cling/plastic wrap
heat proof ziplock

  1. mix all ingredients until well blend and smooth.
  2. divide the mixture into 6-8 portions (depends on how many grams you want your hotdogs be) i make a 50g hotdogs
  3. roll the mixture into a 5-6" log, then wrap neat and tightly, twist and tie a knot at each end of the hotdog.
  4. repeat until all finished. pack the wrapped hotdpgs in a heat proff ziplock.
  5. boil water in a sauce pan when it starts to simmer then put in the hotdog pack and weight it with a heavy plate or such.( the pack will float you you need to keep it down)
  6. boil in a low heat for 45mins. then let cool and you can enjoy your sausage/hotdogs as you wish ^_^
-> originally the recipe calls for potato starch about 2 tsp. but i omit it coz i wanna that PURE meaty feel heheheh~
->i haven't take any picture of the final product...i'll update soon