Introduction: Sweet Pumpkin Snack With a Crunchy Crust

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This article presents a recipe of making oriental style pumpkin snacks.  Ingredients are:
pumpkin,
sugar,
sticky rice (also known as sweet rice, or glutinous rice) flour which can be bought in, for example, walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Erawan-Brand-Glutinous-Rice-Flour-16-oz/10451794                                                                                     For two or three persons' portion, you need about 50 grams (around 1.8 ounces) of pumpkin "meat", 40 grams of sticky rice flour and 5 grams of sugar. Of course, you may increase the amounts proportionaly if you want to cater more people.                                                                                                                                                   

Step 1: Slice

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1)  Cut the pumpkin meat into slices.

Step 2: Steam

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2) Steam the slices for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Leave Out Water

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3) Then place the meat in a "leaky" spoon for 10 minutes to leave out some water.

Step 4: Smash

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4) Totally smash the pumpkin slices. Then thoroughly mix the pumpkin relish with sugar.

Step 5: Add Flour

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5) Then add sticky rice flour into the relish and thoroughly mix them.

Step 6: Roll

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6) Roll the blend till you have a dough like this:

Step 7: Stretch

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7) Stretch the dough into a rope-like thing. The diameter is about 3 cm.

Step 8: Doughs

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8) Then divide it into five small doughs. Each small dough weighs about 20 grams.

Step 9: Smooth Surfaces

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9) Roll them into small balls. It would be best if the surfaces are smooth.

Step 10: Pie

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10) Squeeze each of the balls with hands to get small pies with diameter of about 5 cm.

Step 11: Heat Oil

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11) Heat 250 grams oil in a pan.

Step 12: Fry

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12) Fry the pumpkin doughs in pan. If your pan has a limited size, you might want to fry them one after another, or three in one run, whatever suits you.

Step 13: Enjoy!

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13) Scoop them out the moment they turn "golden". It is best to eat before pies get cold. Hot means a crunchy crust!

Comments

AbbyA1 (author)2014-12-03

do you eat this with something on top or no

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-06

I just can't get over the way the dough looks! I just want to play with it!

study (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-08-07

Then make one! :-)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-03

Those look really good! They look like the texture of biscuits, but you say they are crunchy? Very interesting.

study (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-08-03

I am glad that you like it. By "crunchy", I mean a crunchy crust, not inside. But I agree the "crunchy" statement might be a bit misleading. Thanks for pointing out.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)study2012-08-03

Oh no, that make sense. I just wanted to check to see if the crunchy part was the part I thought :)

jessyratfink (author)2012-07-18

These look awesome! Now I'm wondering what else I could make these with. :)

study (author)jessyratfink2012-07-21

Thanks for following me. I am happy that you like it!

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