Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pumpkin and Tapioca Bengka

This huge pumpkin has been sitting around in my kitchen since Halloween and i finally dissected it. Half of it was cooked in the microwave and then kept in 1 cup portion, the other half was shredded and also portioned into 1 cup. They are in the freezer for future recipes.
This bengka was so flavorful and rich with the addition of grated pumpkin. The taste was unbelievable, it was like eating 'kaya'. Lining the baking tray with banana leaves made the bengka more fragrant.

1 lb frozen tapioca, thawed
1 lb grated pumpkin
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 can x 400ml coconut milk/cream - Savoy brand
2 tbsp butter
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp corn flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Drain thawed grated tapioca and grated pumpkin until dry,
Lightly grease a 23cm square tray with margarine and line with banana leaf.
Mix all the ingredients in a large glass bowl well to combine.
Microwave on high 2 mins, stir well and microwave for 1 min at a time until mixture has thickened.
Pour into prepared tray and bake in preheated oven at 375f for 40 - 50 minutes or until it is firm.
Brush the top with butter, coconut cream or oil and broil until golden and the crust is browned and aromatic.
Cool the bengka completely before cutting



Asianmommy said...

this looks delicious!

Tuty said...

Lily, is bengka a Phillippine's dish? This is similar to the Caribbean dish, called PONE. Depending on the island/country, they use cassava, sweet potato, and pumpkin. I should try this dish. Thanks for sharing

ေဆာင္း said...

Yummy yummy... the photo causes me mouth watering

ေဆာင္း said...

sorry I forget my link

Big Boys Oven said...

Ho ho HO Ho......

Merry Christmas
....Lily and family
Have a great joyly New Year too
.......... xxx Sidney & Sunny

Sally said...

Wow...Lily..u r the best...this recipe looks really nice and Im gonna make it next week because I also have a big pumpkin sitting in my garage. You always hv something new to introduce and I really love ur blog.
Anyway...I would like to wish u and ur family a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!!!

Ashley said...

very nic cook! what is 'frozen tapioca' ?

Anonymous said...

Aunty Lily,Merry Christmas n Happy New Year 2009.


Anonymous said...

Lily, Have a very Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Thanks for sharing your recipe. i have been a big fan of yours for years now. This is one of my fav , will try it after new year.

;p Sunchen

lilyng said...


Frozen grated cassava/tapioca is available here in 1 pound bag. if you are in south east asia, you could buy fresh tapioca and grate it, remember to squeeze and drain well, cos the juice might be bitter

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