Today I baked some durian cupcakes for Christmas gifts. I used a frozen durian and baked them into mason jars so I can seal them with lids and give them out. Once the jars are properly sealed they last up to a year. I used a recipe from a gentleman's blog, supposedly it is good for chempedak too.
here is the original recipe
I made a few slight modifications by adding 1/4tsp. salt and 1/2tsp. vanilla extract since I am unable to add the pandanus cream. Though weighing is the most accurate way to go with baking and grams are more accurate than oz. here is a rough conversion. I did use a scale for mine. Try to have everything at room temp too.
170g durian flesh (forgot to write down conversion amount)
1 1/4C. AP flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbl. coconut cream
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.
To start I pressed the durian flesh through a mesh screen to remove any fibers.
Using a mixer, cream the sugar and butter, then add eggs, then add durian flesh mixing between additions. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add remaining ingredients.
I used 1/2 pint mason jars that were sprayed with nonstick and filled 1/2 way with batter. The conversion in oven temp comes out to 356F but since I was using glass and they were small I set mine about 330F +/-. I set the 1/2 filled jars directly on the oven rack and baked for about 25-30 mins. Check them with a toothpick do not underbake. During this whole time I had a pan of water with the mason jar lids gently simmering on the stove. When I removed the hot jars I place the lids on top and tightened the band. I placed these on a wire rack to cool and hear the 'pop' of the sealing lids. The jars will show condensation at first but if you let them sit for a week the moisture will reabsorb into the cake making them very moist. If the lid does not seal eat within a day or two, if there is mold when you open it, dont eat it.
I did have one not seal so I'll try it tomorrow.
whole frozen mornthong durian
cut open, still kinda frozen
nice sized chunks of flesh some with ice crystals
some of the gifts for Christmas
back row L to R: home brewed beer, orange cream ale, nutmeg brown and doppio malto plus some pickled green beans.
front row L to R: home grown Tropic pink guava jelly, home grown dwarf Namwah banana nut bread and durian cupcake.
Merry Christmas all,