Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Durian Steamed Cake


I love durian. To me it is indeed the king of all fruits, while most people think that it is #1 public enemy (yes, carrying durian in public transport and places is normally forbidden).

But I kinda love that so many people around me absolutely HATE durian.
It means, there are always more durian for me, and when the durian lovers united, we can always think of mean pranks to trap those who can't stand it (oppps), such as:
- Made my friend's fiance do push ups with a huge plate of (fragrant to me, stinky to him) durian flesh underneath, right in front of his face. He almost ran to the bin throwing up
- Smeared durian flesh all over a collague's desk (who is the biggest durian hater in the world), it was hard for the durian lovers...trying not to lick it off and all
- On recent Hong Kong TV program, the host trapped the co-host (Amanda S, the model) to try a "special" fried rice...special = DURIAN. She went all "bleghhh" on TV for durian lovers' amusement.

I love durian for its soft and creamy texture, rich and fragrant scent, sweet, sometimes even bitter, almost alcoholic taste. I normally love durian as it gloriously is. No tampering, no turning it into ice cream, cakes, candies, fried rice (this one is truly perverted) etc. I probably hate durian products as much as durian haters hate durians. LOL

However, after roaming around blog-hopping and seeing gorgeous durian products, I am willing to open my tiny little narrow mind and explore. So, inspired by Ching's Steamed Banana Muffins and Jaden's Durian Frozen Yogurt...and thanks to sous chef's mom for the durian....and sous chef for the discouragements, and the Beijing Olympics for the entertainment...and the academy, and my fans...this is dedicated to all durian lovers and haters out there...here's my...

Durian Steamed Cake
...which was done while China's men's basketball team was putting up a great fight, despite losing miserably to USA, and I learnt that Yao Ming just would NOT follow my shouts of helpful advice (smart man), and whisking while you were watching the game intensely will cause batter splattering all over your favorite pillow covers. Sob sob sob

Ehm, back to the cake

Recipe
- 1 cup durian flesh (remove seeds)
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 5 tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 egg, beaten

Mix flour, sugar and salt, create a well in the middle. Mix egg, coconut milk and peanut oil, pour into flour mix and mix. Add durian flesh and mix well. Pour batter into greased small cups (or you can use paper lining), steam for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

The cake mellowed the durian taste down and they are moist, soft and fluffy in pretty, palest yellow shade. Let's see if these will convert my durian hater friends to extreme durian haters. LOL

Now will you excuse me, I have some more pointless shouting to the TV to do *grin*

37 comments:

Jason Ho said...

To me, the only good durian is a seedless durian..hehe..

oh oh..so I was watching the match as well and I am quite impressed with the way China played during the first 2 quarters. If they kept it up, they could have given USA a run for their money..but aye..

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Rita, you crack me up! I've never even seen a durian, much less tasted one, but apparently it is an acquired taste. I'm glad you love it so. Maybe I will too. ;)

Ning said...

Wow! I do love, love, LOVE Durian! It's a seasonal fruit in this country. When I couldn't get fresh ones, I settle for Durian ice cream.. he he... Will try this cake when I see some fresh fruits...

SIG said...

Hahaha! Yummy durian!

daphne said...

wah. another durian recipe... I'm super jealous now.

Lao Cha - JHL said...

ohh. damn!! I love durian but my darling husband absolutely hates durian ;-))) I am not allowed to cook anything durian related ;-( Love ur Durian Steam Cake, gorgeous!! I want one, please...

Lia said...

harumnya ampe sini bagi dunk, disindang duren maharita

ICook4Fun said...

I love Durian!!! I miss the durian back in Malaysia. The one here came frozen and it taste bad.

deeTha said...

wes musim durian yo,Rit?

Sharon said...

The picture of you in front of the TV is absolutely hilarious! Durian is stinky, but I'd love this steamed cake.

Cynthia said...

I love reading your posts very much. I always leave with a smile on my face.

annnnnnuhuh said...

The durian cake looks soooo yummy. I've been in love with durian ever since I was two feet tall. I think I will try it at home tonight.

Anyways, did you know that you can make cake with a rice cooker? So think that's what I'm going to do. Hopefully my mother will be OK with our rice smelling like durian for days.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hahaha, your picture in front of TV while whisking the batter cracked me up. :D Hooray for your success in making steamed cake! Well done! :)

Lina said...

I HATE durian.... blahhh

silverrock said...

Ahhh!!! I love Durian... thank you so much for this recipe; I couldn't thank you more. Ha! Love the photo of you whisking and cheering on the Olympians at the same time... makes one feel less guilty about eating all those sweets when you watch people exercising, eh? :P

white on rice couple said...

Yes, you're a durian fan too! Sounds yummy! hope you didn't scream too loud at the TV, save your energy for more cooking!

Salt N Turmeric said...

durian galore it seems! i like! altho i wouldn do any whisking tht includes durian anywhere near my sofa. haha.

CECIL said...

You are one brave girlie!! Haha. I grew up in Medan and supposedly, it produces the best durian (in the world) - love the fruit, but just could not work myself up to eat it in any other way. Not even ice-cream!! My dad though, eat it with rice and use it as cooking ingredient. Err..

Fitri said...

welcome to Durian's Club qiqiqiiq.. my husband hate durian so bad.. but I love durian so bad , should i found another husband ^_^.

Rita tuh bakat jadi pelawak ya hihihi.. selalu seger baca postingan nya..

Cindy. Lo. said...

Wow, am I down to dry DURIAN steamed cake!?!
I'm scared of durian when I was little, but the last time I had it, it actually tastes pretty good.
Maybe my palette have been changed~!

elsye said...

oohh myyy, I hateee durian..:((( but I loveee durian ice cream....

ga nyambung bener sih, yang jelas gue mah cuma bisa makan d urian fresh sebiji doang ...keburu eneg duluan boww

Kevin said...

I have never seen or tasted a durian but everything that I have heard about it sounds interesting. Those steamed cakes look good. I will continue to keep an eye out for it.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Your cakes look really cool! I have never heard of durian though.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I'd love to one day taste this.....I cannot imagine the taste of the fruit nor the cakes.

Beachlover said...

oh! I love durian,don't we ppls from Malaysia and Indonesia love durian..to bad I can't get good durian here in US...hmmmm...maybe I should make durian chiffon cake!!haha!!..then my hubby going to run away from home:P

tigerfish said...

Hhahaa...if you have done the durain whisking in front of the USA team, China will win! Hahahahahha!

babe_kl said...

hahahaha omigosh :p

i've made durian cake and durian creme puffs recently and they turned out very yummy. might try your steam cake!!!

A.G said...

nek aku naksir cucinge :P soale ra doyan durian :)

A.G said...

cucing kiy mangkok cilike kui lho :) nek boso HK'e opo yo?
mangkok kui kan so go nyetak kue mangkok

Cakelaw said...

I've no idea what a durian looks like, but this steamed cake looks fab.

Simplicity said...

gue doyan duren juga tp langsung duren aja atawa dibikin kincha(tau nga rit yg dimasak pake gula jawa itu lohhh trus dimakan pake nasi ketan atawa roti tawar) uhh enakk bangettttttttttt....jadi pingin pulang jkt..huhu mama bikinin

Judith said...

Nyammmi ada durian Cake ...

noobcook said...

luckily I don't hate durian, so you can't perform those evil durian pranks on me, haha! Nice looking steamed cake :)~

Indonesia-Eats said...

kue mangkok durian... nyam nyam

dolphing said...

This Durian Steamed Cake looks very attractive, I must try it ^^

GICM Aficionado said...

Watching TV while stirring cookies dough. Love the scene ... ;)

WokkingMum said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your durian Steamed Cake looks soo cute! ;)
If only I can get some durian now. :)