All posts tagged: Moonfestival

Snow Skin Mooncake

Just like its name. This mooncake looks like it has snow skin. It’s a non-baked mooncake with soft, chewy pastry and custard filling. The Mid-Autumn Festival is less than two weeks away. I certainly cannot celebrate it without some delicious mooncakes. I always like the Snow Skin Mooncake. I am not sure about its origin, most likely Hong Kong or Singapore. Compare to the traditional mooncakes, it’s rather light. It needs to be kept in the fridge and served cold. It also tastes best when chilled in the fridge. If you like, you can make it colourful by adding some matcha powder or beetroot powder. In this recipe, I used the custard filling. You can use red bean paste or lotus paste. Some extra nuts or seeds would be nice too. You can keep them in an air-tight container up to five days. I really enjoy this mooncake. I hope you will like it. 🙂 Makes 20 mooncakes (50g) INGREDIENTS: Pastry: Glutinous rice flour – 75g Rice Flour – 75g Wheat Starch – 50g Icing Sugar …

Baked custard mooncake

With the Mid-Autumn festival (Moon festival) approaching, I set the mood to make mooncakes since last week. Last year, I didn’t make any mooncakes. Why? I can’t really remember. I could come up with some excuses, but I bet you don’t want to hear it. 😛 The Mid-Autumn festival is really a family holiday. It’s the occasion we celebrate family reunion. When I was a little girl, I remember we would have all family members gathering together for the day and have a big dinner. After dinner, my parents normally would take us out to a fire cracker show and a lantern event to do the lantern riddles. My dad always made a lantern for me for the moon festival, either the traditional type (red and round) or the rabbit shape lantern. Writing all this just brings all my childhood memories back. So much fun we had. I even won a riddle reward one year. Sharing a mooncake is a tradition in our family. My mum would always cut one mooncake into four pieces. Then, we …