5 durians
2 cups white or brown sugar.

Scoop out durians from the rind. Avoid using your hands so that durians will last longer.

Place in pot and heat over medium fire. Stir slowly. As you stir, remove the seeds with ladle until only the pulp remains.

Add sugar and mix well. Stir all the time until mixture becomes coagulated. Remove from fire.

Wrap in palm leaves. Most durian cakes that we buy are wrapped in plastic. This is not good for health. By wrapping with palm leaves, you can keep the durian for as long as a year, without using any preservatives.

Utusan Konsumer July, 1985, Malaysia

DATE: September 1985

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