For decoration whipped heavy cream (with sugar added)
White chocolate bar
Make the kabocha squash puddings: Peel the kabocha squash, cut into large bite-sized pieces, and microwave until soft. Mash it up and pass it through a sieve.
Add milk and sugar to the bowl, and microwave for an additional minute. Stir together until the sugar dissolves.
Combined the beaten egg and heavy cream. Strain the mixture, add the rum and vanilla extract, and mix well with the kabocha squash puree from Step 1.
Divide into individual pudding molds. Put the filled molds in a baking pan, add plenty of water in the pan around the molds, and bake at 140 °C for about 30 minutes.
Cool the puddings down and then chill them in the refrigerator. Decorate with the whipped heavy cream (with sugar added), top with the chocolate decorations and they're done.
To make the chocolate characters: Draw your favorite characters on parchment paper .
Use a toothpick to draw the characters with melted chocolate.
Fill with a different colored chocolate.
Let harden in the refrigerator, and they are done .
Story Behind this Recipe
I love kabocha squash pudding, so I tried making them myself. I made my favorite characters from "The Nightmare Before Christmas."（The character chocolates are hand made too!
Adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste. I cooked these with the automatic setting on my steam oven. If you are going to bake these normally, adjust the cooking time accordingly. Also, whisking a bit of rum alcohol into the decorative chocolate will give these a grownup flair.