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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Squash-Durian Jam



1 head squash (2 kilos), peeled, cut and cubed
1 pc. Durian, unripe, remove from seed
1 kilo brown sugar
1/2 kilo mascuvado sugar
2 T sesame seeds
1 T vanilla
2 T cornstarch dissolved in 2 T water

Put all cubed squash in a pot and add water in half the volume of the squash and bring to boil. Drain the squash and return the water to the pot. In the pot, dissolve the sugar and stir occasionally. Bring to boil.

Meanwhile, mash the cooked squash with laddle and blender the unripe durian (if ripe is used, mashing will suffice). Add squash and durian to the boiling water-sugar mixture until well blended.  Add sesame seeds and vanilla. Slow-cook until mixture lose water. To thicken, add the cornstarch dissolved in water and bring to boil. 

Place in glass container. 
Serve as dessert as is or as sandwich spread for sliced bread.