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Khao pat mak eu - Pumpkin cake

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

The variety of squash used in Laos for desserts is cucurbita moschata. A variation of this recipe is to use ripe banana instead of pumpkin.

For 4 persons


400 g pumpkin, cut in pieces

100 g rice flour

200 ml of coconut milk

150 g of sugar

½ teaspoon of salt

4 tablespoons of peanuts (unsalted) or hazelnuts (optional)


Grill peanuts or hazelnuts for 10 minutes. Crush them roughly in a mortar and set aside.

Steam the pumpkin pieces for 30 minutes. Puree.

Mix the coconut milk, flour and salt in a bowl. Stir in the sugar, pumpkin puree and peanuts or hazelnuts.

Pour the mixture into a mould and put in the oven at 150°C for 45 minutes. Leave to cool before serving.

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