Butternut Squash Steamed Cake

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The other day, my eldest son told me he likes Steamed cakes, so with butternut squash sitting at my counter, I am granting his request. I am going to surprise him when he comes back home from school!

Ingredients

  • 100g steamed and mashed butternut squash
  • 100g sugar
  • 110g hot water (you may use coconut milk for a richer taste)
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 3g baking powder
  • 40g coconut oil + some for brushing

Method

  • Add in the sugar into the hot water, mix until all the sugar melted
  • Add in the mashed butternut squash into the sugar and water mixture, mix until well combined
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together, use the whisk to gently mix the two ingredients together, then add all of it into the butternut squash mixture. Mix until well combined
  • Add in the oil. Mix until well combined
  • Scoop the batter into a tin cup, brushed with coconut oil. Fill the cup with about 90 percent full
  • Using medium high heat, steam for about 15-18 minutes.
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Zuppa Toscana

Hearty Soup For Dinner

This is another soup that my family loves, it is loaded with Kale, bacon, potatoes and hot and spicy sausages. It is very easy to prepare and satisfying. The spiciness of the sausages just give an extra oomph to the soup. My family always goes for second serving hence I always make one big pot to satisfy their appetite. This recipe is about 8 big servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 big bunch kinky Kale (leaves only)
  • 200 ml cooking cream
  • 3L Chicken Broth
  • 300g bacon chopped to 2 inches size
  • 1 pack hot and spicy sausage (6 pcs) chopped( I used Johnsonville Brand)
  • 4 medium size potatoes (cube)
  • 1 1/2 medium size yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 minced garlic bulb

Method

  • In medium high heat, cook the bacon until crisp using your pot or dutch oven, no need to add oil. Let the fat from bacon render out. Set aside the bacon. Leave only about 2 tablespoon of oil from the bacon
  • Add the sausages, cook for about 5 minutes, add in the garlic and yellow onion, cook until the onion is translucent. Stir the pot constantly.
  • Add the broth, followed by the potatoes
  • Bring the soup to boil, continue cooking for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add the bacon, followed by the kale. Cook until the kale softens.
  • Lower the heat, add the cream, and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve the soup on a bowl, topped with some crispy bacon.
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