Saturday, September 20, 2008

Snowskin Mooncakes - New Flavours

These were the new flavours snowskin mooncakes which I made last Sunday, the day of Mid-Autumn Festival. My galfriend, Alice, got me a pack of Chocolate Mini Balls and another pack of Dark Brandy Chocolate. I used them for my snowskin mooncakes shown here.

Chocolate Mini Balls added into Peppermint Lotus Paste.

Dark Brandy Chocolate added into Pure White Lotus Paste with Macademia Nuts.

My galfriend, Doris, came over on Sunday afternoon. I let her try the snowskin mooncakes, a mixture of the 4 flavours shown here :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jelly Mooncakes

Thanks my galfriend, Alice, for helping me to get the Jelly Mooncake moulds. Thus, I gave Hugbear's recipe a try. Thanks for sharing, Lee.

Red Bean Jelly Mooncakes

Green Bean Jelly Mooncakes

Can you see the Jelly Eggs (Mock Egg Yolks)?? They just looked so REAL!!!

Packed in gift box.....


Tried out 2 of the Jelly Mooncake recipes from a magazine. The Coffee Jelly Mooncake and the Mango Jelly Mooncake.

Original flavour is Coffee but I had it changed to Milo flavour to the liking of my children.

As for the Mango Jelly Mooncake, I twist a little from the original recipe.

Milo Jelly Mooncakes

Mango Jelly Mooncakes


1.5 tsp agar agar powder
1.5 tsp instant jelly powder
40g sugar
80g coconut milk (mix with 120ml water)
1 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp water

1 packet 3-in-1 instant milo
250ml water
1/2 tbsp agar-agar powder
1 tbsp corn flour (mix with 1 tbsp water)

Method to prepare Fillings:
1. Mix well milo 3-in-1 powder with agar-agar powder and water.
2. Add in corn flour mixture and cook for a while. Pour the mixture into small cups. Leave to set. Remove from cups. Set aside.

Method to prepare Agar-Agar (outer Layer):
1. Cook agar-agar powder, instant jelly powder and sugar with coconut milk until they are dissolved.
2. Mix evaporated milk and corn flour with water. Add into agar-agar mixture and cook till well-combined.

1. Pour 3 tbsp Agar-agar mixture into mooncake moulds respectively. Add filling jelly.
2. Pour in Agar-agar mixture till full. Leave to cool and chill in fridge. Serve.



Agar-agar A
1/2 tsp agar agar powder
1/2 tsp instant jelly powder
40g sugar
80ml coconut milk (mix with 120ml water and some green coloring)

Agar-agar B
1 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp water

Fillings A:
130ml mango juice
100ml mango puree
1/2 tbsp agar-agar powder

Fillings B:
1/2 tbsp corn flour
1/2 tbsp evaporated milk

some mango dices

Method to prepare Agar-agar Filling:
1. Cook Agar-agar Fillings Ingredients A until they are dissolved. Pour in Agar-agar Filling Ingredients B. Cook till well-combined. Remove from heat. Pour the mixture into 4 small round-shaped cups. Add in some mango dices. Leave till set. Remove and set aside.

Method to prepare Agar-Agar Pastry:
1. Cook Agar-agar Pastry Ingredients A until they are dissolved. Add in mixed Agar-agar Pastry Ingredients B. Cook for a while. Remove from heat.

1. Pour 2 tbsp Agar-agar Pastry mixture into 4 moulds respectively. Add in Agar-agar Filling.
2. Pour in Agar-agar Pastry mixture till full. Leave to cool. Chill in fridge. Serve.

My Snowskin Mooncakes

My galfriend, D, made a date with me a year back. That's to meet for mooncake making at my home this year. D brought her little Princess along on one of the Saturdays and we made snowskin moonies together. It was nice to have you and Princess at my home:)

These were the moonies that we made........


My Red Wine Berry Moonies................................

My Black Sesame Paste Moonies..............................

packed in gift box...............

Black Sesame Paste filling

Red Wine Berry Paste filling

Recipe shared by my galfriend, Mooncake.

Walnut Mooncakes

Hugbear's Walnut Mooncakes is one of my to-do-list in mooncake making in celebration for the Mid-Autumn Festival every year. Everyone just love the pastry crust and fillings.

As I could not get enough Walnuts this year, I twist the flavour a little by adding Brazil Nuts and Macademia Nuts respectively for my sec and last batch. So for this year, I will have 3 different nuts added into my paste.

The FIRST BATCH - Original flavour, Walnut Mooncakes

The SECOND BATCH - with added chopped Brazil Nuts in the paste..........

The LAST BATCH - with addded chopped Macademia Nuts in the paste......

My Traditional Baked Mooncakes

As usual, every year I make mooncakes to give away to my parents, my sis, my hubby's siblings and some of my close relatives. These year I made lesser, just made enough to give away. I am almost done with my mooncake making, left with one or two batches of snowskin mooncakes which I am planning to do it tonite.

Thanks D for helping me to buy the pretty plastic mooncake moulds which I used it to mould the mini mooncakes shown here.

The MINI MOONCAKES...................... Lotus Paste with Single Yolk &
Plain Lotus Paste without Yolk

The STANDARD SIZE MOONCAKES packed in gift boxes.........Pure White Lotus Paste /Lotus Paste with Single Yolk & Double Yolk

With some left over mooncake crust, I made a few Mooncake Cookies for myself :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Teacher's Day

These were made and given to my children's tutors on Teacher's Day.

A heart-shaped Peach Marshmallow Cake

A flower-shaped agar agar

Grape-shaped agar agar

With the extra agar agar, I made one rainbow agar agar for my family.