Friday, September 14, 2007

Red Wine Berry and Mango Lotus Snowskin

Using another snowskin recipe by Jo, a pal from a food forum, IK. Thanks Jo! For the earlier batch of snowskin moonies, I used the gao-fen (fried glutinous rice flour) from PH. This round, I used Japan Gao-Fen from Ailin Bakery House as recommended by my sil, which she said is better. Anyway, those who tried, how was the texture yeah??

oh btw, went KCT last Saturday to get some mooncake pastes for my moonies. Got myself a pkt each of Red Wine Berry Paste, Mango Lotus Paste and Pure White Lotus Paste (Less Sweet). I quite like the red wine berry paste thou.. sweet soury kind of taste and chewy cranberry fruits blend it quite well...thou some said is sweet but for me is still acceptable... and the aroma of the red wine not that strong, quite light actually.

Ailin Bakery House
845 Geylang Road #01-48
Tanjong Katong ComplexSingapore 400845
Tel : 6743 2693
Opening Hours : 9.30am to 7pm

Kwong Cheong Thye
No.61-63, Lorong 27 Geylang
Off Sims Ave
Singapore 388186
Tel: 6748 0128


Chawanmushi said...

Hi Jestina
So what's the verdict of the kao fen from Ailin? Is it really better than PH? I also saw KCT selling the kao fen. So many to compare ah? LOL

My friend said that those selling the snowskin from the cakeshops are more chewy than the ones I make at home.I use kao fen from PH. Should snowskin be chewy or should they be soft?


Cranberry said...

Hi Cecily,

i also very 'luan'..PH has their own gao fen, Ailin ve the HK gao fen and Japan gao fen, KCT also ve their own kao fen (fr HK I think).. so many..i also don't know how to compare..LOL

ya indeed, outside selling ones are more chewy...I don't know what they put 'extra', beside the basic ingred..gao fen, icing sugar, water, flavoring...

My first batch I used PH gao fen and second batch used Ailin. The second batch is softer..It depends on individual liking..for me chewy or soft, i also like, as long as is not hard

singairishgirl said...


Thanks for the link to the mango dessert. I will try PH for the mould although I don't make mooncakes. I see you're very into it now. I guess it IS mooncake festival after all. Haha. I'm not really keen on mooncakes, maybe next year will try.

Yan's Delites said...

Hi Jestina,
the sight of your lovely snowskin mooncakes is making me drool so early in the morning. love the moulds for your mooncakes & the texture looks great.

alas, i have tried to make the snowskin for the last 3 rounds & still cant get the soft texture. wonder what could be amiss ?


Cranberry said...

yan, i guess is the quantity of the liquid that you add and the quality of the flour that you use. I was told that we are not suppose to overknead the skin dough too.

Yan's Delites said...

thanks for the advices Jestina...
lemme trial & error within the next few days b4 the actual mooncake festival.

karlsfoodie said...

i am lemmign to buy the gao fen fr Jap ailin now
and i love those nice inprints on ur moonies=)

Cranberry said...

yan, all the best to u!

Yeah Jo, go get the Japanese Gao-Fen, is really soft.