Monday, September 3, 2012

My Girl and Her Mooncake

This is the mid of the seventh lunar month 农历七月 in the traditional chinese calendar known as ghost month and I am talking about mid-autumn festival 中秋节?

Mid-autumn festival falls on 3 October, the 15th of the eigth lunar month 农历八月十五. All the famous hotel with their highly anticipated selection of mooncakes are already available for sale. The signature mooncake, the newly introduced mooncake is nice... BUT the prices are going Up, uP, UP!!! Famous hotel mooncakes prices range from S$60 per box and above. To get the best out of this S$60 dollars, you should grab it NOW to enjoy the early bird discount! (is this a "kiasu" mindset? oops!)

Not willing to pay the price? Yet wanted to expose my girl to mooncake without the artificial coloring, excessive trans fat, etc. I decided to give it a try and make my very own snow skin mooncake 冰皮月饼.

I got a packet of Pinpe Premix Powder and Kao Fen (fried glutinous rice flour) from Kwong Cheong Thye. Because it was my virgin snowskin mooncake, I am reluctant to spend on mooncake mould, hence, I took out my Winnie The Pooh cookie cutter to mould the mooncake.

(I was inspired by Ann's mooncake, and hoping it will turn out well like hers.)

The girl was happy with how the snowskin mooncake turn out to be a "bear". YAY!

 A family that eats together stays together. 

My final product. The presentation may not be as fantastic, but I can assure you that the taste is good! I blended pandan leaves to get the natural color and fragrance. The snowskin texture is very smooth and silky. SUCCESS! YAY!!!

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