Steamed Pumpkin Custard

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Steamed Pumpkin Custard
(Sangkaya Fak Thong)

A visually intriguing dessert where a rich coconut-milk custard is steamed inside a small pumpkin or acorn squashes.
Ingregients (serves 4)
5 eggs (2 of them duck eggs if possible)
1 cup (250 ml) coconut cream
1 cup (150 g) chopped palm sugar or dark brown sugar
1 small pumpkin, about 8 in (20 cm) diameter, or 2 acorn squashes

1 Beat the eggs with coconut cream and sugar until the mixture is frothy.
2 Cut the top off the pumpkin or acorn squashes and carefull scoop out the seeds and any fibers. Pour in the coconut cream mixture, cover with the top of the pumpkin or squashes and place in a steamer. Cover the steamer and place over boiling water.
3 Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the mixture has set. Leave to cool (preferable refrigerate) and cut in thick slices to serve

Tips -- Duck eggs add richness and a firmer texture to the custard. Tf using palm sugar, strain the custard through a sieve before pouring into the pumpkin to remove any impurities
Preparation time: 10 mins