Archive for the ‘Mooncakes’ Category

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Rainbow Ice-cream soda Snow Skin Mooncake

September 14, 2008

This <<recipe>> is shared by <aunty yochana>, take a look at hers! very defined colors and neat lovely shaped mooncakes. The name of this recipe sounds delicious doesnt it? 😛 Colorful and cheerful! Tried this recipe last weekend with Ling, Yani and Yani’s sister. =) three of them came over to my lil home, and we had fun making our DIY Snow skin mooncakes. Was indeed enjoyable to spend time with close pals, and with 4 pairs of hands, we managed to complete over a 100pieces of these in a very short time frame.

with no tang mien flour on hand, it was substituted with kao fen. Skin was really soft on the day it was made, and stay soft for 2days. =)

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! *clap* OH… i so must say this again! I love my mooncake mould! 😛

– .: Amanda :.

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Snow Skin Lotus Paste Mooncake

July 26, 2008

*Drum Roll* Introducing my very 1st homemade moon cakes! 100% homemade! Homemade snow skin with <homemade lotus paste>! 😀 I must say, it is pretty fun to make these lil ones! The only fuss will be the cooking of lotus paste, other than that, the rest is like ABC.

Ordered this mooncake mould from Elyn of Shop and Bake sometime back… received them in May and have been wanting to try them out! Been putting the thought on hold as It just seems too early to welcome Mid-Autumn Festival!

Recently, both Ling and I have been doing some “research” for recipes to try out, Yummy recipes from Aunty Yochana such as <this> , <this> , <this> and <this> really excites me! Before venturing into these “high level” recipes, i decided to start simple… 🙂 so here it is… a simple plain snow skin with lotus paste.


Ingredients:
(makes 10 x 5.2cm diameter mooncakes)


Snow Skin

100g Koh fun (commercial fried glutinous rice flour)
70g Icing sugar
30g Shortening
120g Cold water


Fillings

300g Lotus Paste
50g Melon Seeds


Steps:

Snow skin

  1. Sift Koh Fun and Icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Rub shortening into the flour mixture.
  3. Gradually mix in cold water till a soft dough forms.
  4. Scale and weigh 30g per portion for each mooncake. (According to the size of your mooncake mould.)


Fillings

  1. Mix together lotus paste with melon seeds
  2. Scale and weigh 40g per portion for each mooncake filling. (According to the size of your mooncake mould.)

Assemble

  1. Wrap each portion of filling with a portion of snow skin.
  2. Press into mooncake mould.
  3. Knock out and chill before serving.

Verdict?
Pretty impressed with the soft texture of the snow skin *yum yum* shall update on the texture of the snow skin after a few days. And for the mould… just like what Elyn promised! It is sooooo easy to use! 😛 no knocking or banging… 1 Word, NICE! 😀

*UPDATES* the snow skin stays soft for up to 5 days! 😛 i stored mine in a container and pop it into the fridge. the skin tasted soft even after chilling. can be consumed immediately out of the fridge unlike some snow skin which tasted kind of hard.

– .: Amanda :.

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Homemade Lotus Paste

July 26, 2008
Homemade Lotus Paste

Homemade Lotus Paste

Ingredients:

200g Lotus Seeds
180g Sugar (personally not a fan of paste that’s overly sweet, reduced it to 120g)
160ml Peanut oil (I Opt for healthier option, reduced to 100ml of Olive Oil)
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Condense milk
1/8 Tsp salt

Steps:

  1. Soak Lotus Seeds with water and allow it to rest for 20 mins.
  2. Drain and discard water from Lotus seeds. Pour in hot boiling water and cover it for 30 mins.
  3. Wash away lotus seeds skin and remove green centre then cook seeds with water till soft and tender.
  4. Blend the lotus seeds till smooth.
  5. Heat up a wok/pan, melt half the sugar until it turns golden brown in color.
  6. Pour in blended lotus seeds, remaining sugar, oil and salt.
  7. Cook over medium flame, stirring all the time until the lotus seed paste thickens.
  8. Stir in honey and condense milk. Continue stirring till paste leaves the side of the wok/pan.
  9. Cool before use.