|Egg Yolks||6 each (120g)|
|Whole Egg||2 each (100g)|
|Rosted Kabocha||500g||Bread||About 250g-300g||Dried Cranberry||40g||Unsalted Butter||60g|
|Sugar||30g||Brown Sugar||15g||Salt||1/8tsp||Pumpkin Spice||1/4tsp||Flour||100g|
I love making this dish for Thanksgiving dinner. I make it a day ahead and let it soak. When the family started to arrive, start heating up the oven, then baking. Or you can bake it ahead of time than warm it up to serve! It takes 1.5 hours to bake but I could set up other dishes or interacting people and have some dinner in the meantime. I use lower heat for a long time to bake because I would like even and silky custard. When It is baked, let the oven off, leave it in the oven until you serve. Keep it warm and let the guest sense aroma!! It is the perfect party dessert! It serves about 10-12 people. Serve warm! Use a spoon or spatula to scoop it to serve on the plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!!
Roast Kabocha in the oven. Wash, cut, take out seeds. Cover with foil. 400F for about 45 min -1 hour. When Kabocha is cool enough to touch, peel the rind.
Making the Custard mix (half & half) but adding all ingredients into Vitamix and blend.
Lay out bread and Cranberry, and let it soak with the mixture. Wrap and rest it in the refrigerator.
Making the streusel. Mix all ingredients except for flour. Creaming method is incorporating air by grinding mixing sugar into butter.
When the mixture get a bit fluffy, the color get a bit whiter since air is incorporated.
Then fold the flour just and mix until you won’t see the flour. Let it rest in the refrigerator plastic wrapped.
After mixing the flour, It should look crumbly.
Take out the dish made about 30min to 1hour ahead to bring the temperature close to room temp. This will make evenly baked. Top with streusel and sliced Kabocha (egg washed), then bake.