Monday, October 04, 2010

Pumpkin and Coconut Jelly Eggs with Gula Melaka Soy Sauce

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Just a quick note to say that I'm taking part in The Star's Don't Call Me Chef's cooking challenge for this month (see today's paper) hence the jelly eggs that look a little like salted eggs. I had fun with this challenge. A big leap of faith making something new but at least the taste of the jelly eggs were great. Hope you'll have the same fun trying out the recipe. The sauce probably needs to be doubled depending on whether you like a lot of sauce to dip in it.

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Coconut and Pumpkin Jelly Eggs with Gula Melaka Soy Sauce
(Makes 12 eggs)

Egg yolk
150g pumpkin, peeled and cut into thick chunks
1 teaspoon agar agar powder (I prefer Thai Pearl Mermaid Brand)
20g caster sugar
150ml water

Egg white
400ml water
50g caster sugar
2 ½ teaspoons agar agar powder (I use Thai Pearl Mermaid Brand)
50ml thick coconut milk

Gula Melaka Soy Sauce
20g gula Melaka, shaved
6 tablespoons water
1 ½ teaspoon soy sauce

To prepare egg yolk: Steam the pumpkin over high heat for 10 minutes or until soft. Remove from the steamer. Mash steamed pumpkin while hot. Place steamed pumpkin, agar agar powder, sugar and water in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously. Remove and pour into mould. Cool and refrigerate to set.

To prepare egg white: Bring all ingredients to the boil in a small pot over medium heat. Stir continuously. Pour into a measuring cup.

To assemble egg: Take a clean egg shell. Make a hole on top that is big enough to fit the yolk. Pour a little egg white mixture into the egg shell. Place an egg yolk on top. Pour remaining egg white mixture until the top. Continue for the remaining egg shells. Place in an egg carton. Refrigerate until set.

To prepare sauce: Melt gula Melaka in a small pot. Add water and soy sauce. You can adjust the water to get the consistency you wish.

To serve: Crack the egg shells. Dip the eggs with the sauce.


Sean said...

Gosh, this looks really great! At first glance, I thot they were all actually salted eggs! But I love pumpkin, I love jelly, and I love gula Melaka (as every true-blue malaccan should, heheh), so I'd love to try this! :D

Ellen Whyte said...

Oooh that sounds exciting! Will you be on TV? When and where?

thule a.k.a leo said...

but i Love the traditional way of eating egg... dip into soy sauce and just wallop the whole stuff into my stomach!!
The combination sounded rather odd and weird at the same time!

Vivien said...

Wow, these looks perfect, looks just like egg

foodbin said...

great dish-minus the cholesterol.

Baby Sumo said...

Very creative!
For a moment I thought the pumpkin yolks were cherry tomatoes.. :P

eiling lim said...

i thought these were real salted eggs! They looked so good!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Looks really nice Boo! They look very much like real eggs to me. ;)

All the best!!

Ciki said...

ZOMG!! u clever cookie! and, and.. the round pumpkin REALLY gets under my skin.. just the shiny way the perfectly round body looks.. crazy! beautiful!

qwazymonkey said...

WOW! Bow bow. The eggs look lovelier than when I saw it on the tiny camera screen. And the "soy sauce" is such a clever twist. Looks yummers and how you win the challenge.

J said...

Looks soooo gooood..... *drool*
(I'm sure if I try my "eggs" will end up looking a bit cacat, though... lol)

Piggy said...

Really looks like salted egg! What an interesting recipe!

NekoHime said...

They are so pretty!! :) i can has one?

Paranoid Android said...

OMG... They look utterly delectable and pretty. It takes a lot of patience and skill to make 'em eggs!

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

boo_licious said...

Sean - Am sure you'll like the combo! Yup, definitely an air of salted eggs abt them.

Au& Target - sadly no TV appearances though...

Leo - yeah, it's kinda weird indeed. Am sure the traditionalists are now all rolling their eyes.

Thanks Vivien.

Foodbin - LOL, yes! You get the look but no unhealthy benefits esp if you reduce the sugar levels.

Baby Sumo - ooooh, I didn't think of that. Come to think of it, they look like those orange tomatoes.

eiling - hee hee, these ones you can't eat with rice though.

bsar babe - thxs!

C&C - yes, those yolks are so gleaming that I was having fun snapping pixs of them.

qwazymonkey - it's not really a challenge for monies though, just one to write abt.

J - awww, am sure it'll work out ok.

Hiya Piggy. Long time no see. Yes, it's kinda old school stuff though. One can imagine taking it one step further - marbling say beet juice with the jelly eggs so they become pink tinged.

Nekohime - *hands one to Nekohime all the way in Manila*

PA - eggs take time as the chicken will tell ya! Thxs for the nice compliments and am looking fwd to my beautiful garden appetizer later tday.

Style Chico said...

oh gosh this is awesome site.

Joey Y said...

Very unique and look alike to egg! Nicely done!

boo_licious said...

Thxs Style Chico

zoee - hee hee, look like egg but tastes sweet.

jesscet said...

looks like a lot of work to me.. well done! Oh and i saw this recipe of yours being featured in the Star. next time make for us? ;)

Ayu said...

cute..! but time consume dish i guess, hehehe

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