Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Bingka Labu



Sometime last year, I attempted a Bingka Labu which did not turn out well. Then I bought a wedge of pumpkin, had it roasted and frozen, with the intention of attempting the recipe again.

Months went by until last weekend when I defrosted the pumpkin overnight in the fridge. When the pumpkin is defrosted, it releases a lot of water. So I sat it on a sieve for a couple of hours to drain.


Once it was well drained I made the batter. It's not a complicated recipe, simply a matter of combining coconut milk, sugar, eggs, flour and mashed pumpkin. The batter is runny and is poured into a greased and preheated pan and baked for 45-50 minutes until the top is browned and the kueh is fully cooked.


This time my Bingka Labu turned out well except that even with 200g of sugar, it did not taste sweet enough. It probably needs a little bit more.


I modified the recipe to reduce the amount of flour and increase the number of eggs. The texture of this kueh is soft and creamy and it had the aroma of santan, eggs and pumpkin.


Bingka Labu
Recipe source : Adapted from Sinar Kehidupanku

Ingredients :
- 2 cups roasted pumpkin, mashed
- 400ml santan (I used 200ml packet of Harmuni santan + 200ml water)
- 200g sugar (could add more as this amount was barely sweet)
- 160g flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp butter to grease baking pan

Method :
1. Prepare baking pan (I used 8" round baking pan) by rubbing the bottom and sides with butter. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl combine santan and sugar. Whisk until sugar dissolves.
3. Add beaten eggs and whisk to combine.
4. Sift flour into the mixture and whisk to incorporate the flour into the wet mixture until you get a smooth batter (you may strain the mixture if you wish but I did not).
5. Add the mashed pumpkin and whisk to combine.
6. Put the empty baking pan into a preheated oven at 180C for 5 minutes.
7. Then pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until the top of the Bingka Labu is browned and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Remove from oven to cool completely before slicing and serving.


22 comments:

  1. Wow! I love to eat this since I was a kid. I ate them at weddings and even funerals! Kikikikiki
    I know yours is very good because you reduced the flour and increased eggs. I want to order from you. Please give me your bank account number.

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  2. Tasty! Not sweet is good for me. I don't want to eat sweet sweet things.

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    1. But if kueh/cake not sweet enough, not nice lah.

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  3. If you didn't mention that it's bingka labu, some might mistaken it for burnt cheesecake (the one cut in wedge form...heehee!). Well, thanks for telling me how much sugar is in each slice (even more than its weight in flour and it's still not sweet so I can assume kuih sellers will easily double the amount)...that'll be a positive deterrent when I'm thinking of picking up a slice...haha! :D

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    1. hee..hee.. I thought it looked like burnt cheesecake too! I am quite perplexed that 200g of sugar is not sweet enough. I am going to reattempt and confirm. Maybe that day my tongue was compromised hah..hah...

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  4. looking at this makes me wish that bingka labu was available on the cake counters of KL's cafes - maybe served warm with a scoop of pandan coconut ice cream :)

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    1. Oh, you are giving me ideas! I was contemplating trying a coconut ice cream recipe :)

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  5. wah….looks nice and delicious....perfect for tea time!

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  6. Looks so tasty and presentable. I can even smell the aroma from here in sg. Lol.

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    1. The texture is like custard but firmer.

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  8. Oh my, I'm positively drooling over your bingka labu!

    Haven't had any bingka in such a long time.

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    1. It's a favorite of mine. Next project - kueh bakar pandan. LOL!

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  9. I can't bake that well. I want a slice now. Hehe. It turned out good this time, PH.

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    1. Thanks, I still feel it could be improved :)

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  10. Looks so like the bingka tapioca that I love. I love the smell of freshly baked bingka.

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  11. Me too, tried once, absolute failure, never tried again. Hopeless at baking, me!

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