Day 1 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Steamed egg and mushroom custard

Steamed egg custard with asparagus and capsicum salad

Steamed egg custard with asparagus and capsicum salad

* This post is part of  the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. *

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Having agreed to be part of this competition is really dawning on us now that we have created our first recipe. Ten bloggers multiply by thirty recipes each day will mean the world has three hundred new creations to be shared in the name of raising awareness for breast cancer. Awesome stuff!!

Over the course of this 30-day competition, we hope to create and share with you a total of 10 entrees, 10 mains and 10 dessert recipes.

The objective of these 30 recipes is so that you can create a 3-course dinner party with a total of 10 different recipes which are interchangeable between entree, main and dessert.

Day 1 – Entree: Steamed egg and mushroom custard

This entree recipe can have two variations:

  • Steamed egg and mushroom custard with asparagus and capsicum salad
  • Steamed egg and mushroom custard with ginger and soy master stock

We have made a couple of variations to this recipe to give flexibility to tastes and seasons:

  • The steam egg custard with asparagus and capsicum salad is vegetarian and can be served chilled in summer with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil over the salad;
  • The steam egg custard with ginger and soy master stock is a little heavier and would be better served hot during winter months.
Egg mushroom and asparagus before steaming

Egg mushroom and asparagus before steaming

We believe the gentle flavours of the master stock will complement the soft taste of the steamed egg custard.

Egg mushroom and asparagus after steaming

Egg mushroom and asparagus after steaming


So here are the recipes:

It was a cool evening and we had the egg custard with the asparagus and capsicum salad for dinner while we tasted the one with the master stock the next day for lunch.

Steamed egg custard with rich duck consomme

Steamed egg custard with soy master stock

The verdict

The steamed egg custard is tender with an earthy flavour from the fresh shitake mushrooms. The small bits of diced asparagus give a little crunch with each wobbly scoop of the custard.

I prefer the one with the asparagus and capsicum salad because EVOO is one of my favourite ingredients to cook with. The flavours are fresh, light and do not overpower the gentle taste of the steamed egg custard.

For this recipe, we have chosen to used Redisland Australia EVOO because they have a good range of quality products. In addition, this company is a Gold Partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Red island extra virgin olive oil (Gold Partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia)Red island extra virgin olive oil (Gold Partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia)

So dear readers, which steamed egg custard variation would you prefer?

Steamed egg custard with rich duck consomme

Steamed egg custard with soy master stock

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If you enjoy our daily posts throughout October 2011, do consider helping the cause for breast cancer by participating in any or all the the ways mentioned above.

We wish you good health and happy cooking!

Chopinand & Mysaucepan

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20 Responses to Day 1 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Steamed egg and mushroom custard

  1. So it’s kinda like a chawanmushi, huh?

    Very thoughtful of you to plan out 10 interchangeable meals. Good on ya!

  2. Love the idea of the mushroom custard! My belly is rumbling, maybe some for breakfast? I am yet to use my mould for steaming although I cooked it in water and it worked! Great pics too! Love it!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Martyna,

      This savoury egg custard is definitely a breakfast option! Something different from the usual scrambled, fried or poached eggs.

  3. mycookinghut says:

    I love steamed egg custard, the addition of mushrooms are fab!

  4. Love it… something that reminds me of home (though yours look way fancier!).

  5. Carolyn Jung says:

    OK, I’ve made and eaten steamed egg custard, but never seen one this elaborate looking. Gorgeous!

  6. Very clever idea to use these jelly moulds for savory custard. Loving all these jelly posts. Very nicely done.

  7. boo_licious says:

    Very inspiring and steamed egg is my ultimate comfort food. Looking forward to seeing the various meal ideas.

  8. I think I prefer the steamed egg custard with the consomme not just for it’s beauty but it sounds quite soothing.

    I love using jelly moulds, they can take any ordinary dish and make it look exotic. Good luck with your project for such a great cause.

  9. Cheah says:

    Wow, what a creation and this is a great post. I’d like the one with the mushrooms.

  10. Dolly says:

    amazing creation… keeep the creativity up/.. i’ll be following!

  11. Lovely presentation! Use this to steamed eggs, very out of the box brilliant!

  12. I would’ve never come up with an idea like that, but it looks amazing and I’d love to try this!

    The EVOO dropped Australia on label of the oil bottle is just lovely. :)

  13. I’d def go with the consomme. This is such a great dish! Love that you went savoury instead. Looks delish!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Nic,

      The consomme would be fabulous for winter! Thought we would do something different but jellies are definitely on the way!

  14. Sissi says:

    Your first recipe looks amazing and so professional! You are lucky to have asparagus…

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Sissi,

      We’re not sure if “professional” is the right word coz we are far from that! Asparagus is plentiful here and we love cooking with it!

  15. very interesting reminds me of Japanese chawanmushi

  16. Sharn says:

    Anything with mushrooms has to be great, but that Master Stock looks divine!!

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