Monday, September 8, 2014
Today is the mid autumn festival celebrated by most chinese in all parts of the world. It falls on the 15th day of the eight lunar month in the Chinese calender. You can read more about the origins of the festival from wikipedia. Mid Autumn Festival is also known as Mooncake Festival, so the most important thing is having mooncake on this special day. Most will purchase the mooncakes for themselves as well as gifts to family and friends. The traditional mooncake actually consist of fillings of lotus paste only but nowadays they comes in so many flavours such as green tea, durians, coffee, etc. The boxes that contained them also comes in very pretty designs and colours too. Thought I share some photos of the mooncake that we purchased. Most of the photos of the mooncakes belong to my siblings, they looked so beautiful and unique and I got my siblings's permissions to post their photos of the mooncakes.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saw this lovely blog on making fish mooncake biscuits. So I went to Phoon Huat to get all the necessary ingredients and mould. First, mix the lotus paste and sugar syrup together. Mix them well till no lumps were formed. Sifted the HK flour Mix the flour with the sugar syrup to form a dough,let dough rest for about 2 hours, cover them or wrap in clingwrap and chill in fridge (not freezer). After about 2 hours, roll some into a ball and placed into the mould (dust the mould with some flour for easy unmoulding). Watch my video on the unmoulding process, hahaha very noisy. Baked at 160 deg celsius for about 10 to 12 mins, let it cool for another 10 mins. Glaze them with eggwash and baked for another 15 to 20 mins. My finished product - so happy. For the recipe and step by step instructions, please pop over to xucaca-life blogspot.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This is my first attempt on making mooncake agar agar. Got these mooncake moulds during my trip to Penang. For the filling aka chendol agar agar, I used the cupcake moulds. A success, the mooncake agar agar really looked like the real traditional baked mooncake. For the recipe, I got it from this lovely blog of Auntyyochana Blog.