Sweet Pumpkin Snack With a Crunchy Crust




Introduction: Sweet Pumpkin Snack With a Crunchy Crust

This article presents a recipe of making oriental style pumpkin snacks.  Ingredients are:
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

1)  Cut the pumpkin meat into slices.

Step 2: Steam

2) Steam the slices for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Leave Out Water

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

Step 4: Smash

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

Step 5: Add Flour

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

Step 6: Roll

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

Step 7: Stretch

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

Step 8: Doughs

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

Step 9: Smooth Surfaces

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

Step 10: Pie

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

Step 11: Heat Oil

11) Heat 250 grams oil in a pan.

Step 12: Fry

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!

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

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


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Then make one! :-)

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


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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