Sunday, August 31, 2014

Snowskin Mooncakes

The box is just for prop, I did not buy these mooncakes from the place stated :P
Making mooncakes are so addictive when it is so simple to make:D  I am on a mooncakes  making spree and this time I am trying out the snowskin type.  All you need to do is mix the dough, wrap in filling, shape and unmould then chill it a few hours and you have snow skin mooncakes to enjoy with your cup of tea:D

I am using the plunge type of plastic mould which is very easy to dislodge the mooncakes. The diameter of mould is 5cm. Recipe below makes 12 pieces, 4 with half piece of salted egg yolk wrapped into the paste. 

Snowskin Mooncake
mostly adapted from Aunty Young's recipe here
Snowskin Ingredients :

Prepare two portions of the snowskin ingredients as below:
50g kao fen (cooked glutinous rice flour)
65g icing sugar
12g Shortening
40g cold water

Filling :

290g Lotus seed paste with melon seeds  
290g Red bean paste with melon seeds, 
 ~ divide both pastes into 4 x 50g and 2 x 45g. 

2 salted egg yolk, coated with chinese wine and baked for 30 minutes at 150C, halved

Snow skin weight: 25g
Filling weight without yolk: 50g
Filling weight with yolk: 45g

Method :

1. Divide the lotus seed paste with melon seed filling into 13 portions as stated above. Roll them into balls and set aside. Stuff the 4 x 45g of paste with a piece of salted egg yolk.

2. In one mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 drop of orange food color to the set of snowskin ingredients and mix well into a pliable dough. Divide the dough into 25g each.

3. In another mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp laici essence and 1 drop of red food color and mix into a pliable dough. Divide into 25g each.

4. Roll a piece of dough into a ball and flatten it, then wrap a ball of  filling inside. Flour it with kao fen and press it into the mooncake mould before de-moulding onto a tray. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up.  

I have played around with the dough by mix and match both the dough to produce a marble effect for the skin.

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I am submitting this post to Best Recipes For Everyone August Event : Mooncakes hosted by XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Diary.

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