Monday, August 29, 2011

Pingpei mooncake ~ 2011 | 19 comments:


'Pingpei or Snowskin Mooncakes'' ....... don't they look unusual, the shape I mean.  I chose to differ from the norm and made these using jelly moulds instead.  These antique jelly moulds were handed to me by my mother.  I doubt anyone has ever seen pingpei mooncakes in this shape.
I adapted this recipe from  Anncoo, who doesn't need much introduction as her blog is very popular and she's a one-good baker with excellent creativity and dexterity.  Besides this 'Pingpei mooncake or Snow-skin mooncake', she's got other types of mooncake recipes which you will find  interesting and you'll be kept in awe by her photography skills!





This year's Mid-autumn Mooncake or Lantern festival falls on Monday, 12th September and mooncakes are being displayed and sold in all the supermarkets and market place.  They're not cheap though and I think the prices have gone up compared to previous years, so why not 'Do-it-yourself' and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Recipe for Pingpei ~ Snowskin Mooncakes
(adapted from Anncoo's Journal, made half recipe)

Ingredients
  • 150 gm koh fun (cooked glutinous flour)
  • 90 gm icing sugar
  • 45 gm shortening
  • 125 ml  ice-cold pandan/ginger water
  • Colouring + 1/4  tsp essence      (I omitted)
Filling
  • 400 gm red bean filling
  • 15 gm lightly toasted melon seeds (kua-chi)
Method
  1. Sieve koh fun and icing sugar, mix in a bowl.
  2. Add shortening with a spatula, make a well in the centre and pour in the ice-cold pandan/ginger water.
  3. Mix and knead into a soft dough, not sticky.
  4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and rest for 10 mins.
  5. Weigh out portions of 35 gm of dough.
For the Filling
  1. Mix the 2 ingredients and weigh out portions of 40 gm of paste.
  2. Roll lightly into balls.
To assemble
  1. Take a portion of dough, flatten lightly.
  2. Put in a ball of filling and wrap up into a ball.
  3. Roll ball onto koh fun and place in moulds. 
  4. Press hard and knock out.  (Ball of dough should fill up 1/2 the mould)
  5. Keep in container and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  6. Makes 11 mooncakes.
Method for Pandan/screwpine or ginger water
  1. Tear 4 pandan/scsrewpine leaves, tie into a knot.
  2. Boil 1.1/2  cups of water with a small knob of smashed ginger.
  3. Simmer for about 20 mins.
  4. Discard leaves, ginger, let cool before refrigerating till ready for use.


I'm sending this entry to   Muhibbah Malaysian Monday.  Do check it out  'here'!

19 comments:

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  1. WOW Cheah! Your snowskin mooncake looks so pretty and I like the mould handed by your mother. I don't think I can find this pretty mould nowadays.
    Thank you very much for the mention :)

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  2. indeed very unique! they look very cute :) I usually prefer ping pei mooncakes to the traditional kinds too...

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  3. Too cute!!! love those moon rakers :)

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  4. These do looks unusual for a mooncake, but I like it! They look awesome! I love Anncoo's mooncakes and baked goods too!

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  5. These mooncakes are very uniquely shaped. These look very delicious!

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  6. hi cheah, these flower shaped mooncake sare so sweet looking, you've done a very nice job by not distorting the shape of the mooncakes using those jelly moulds!

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  7. i must say, this is he first time i've seen mooncakes look like that! bet it tastes fantastic though!

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  8. Anncoo
    Thank you. Hand-me-downs can be gold!

    Jen
    Yes, some funny shapes! I'm a fan of mooncakes, both baked and unbaked.

    Now Serving
    Thank you, thank you!

    Lyndsey
    Yes, different from the normal ones.

    Zoe
    Yes, taste good once chilled.

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  9. Hey, selamat hari raya! haha... So early...I'm still very lazy to start the mooncakes yet. Cute mould! I love it too.
    enjoy your day!
    Kristy

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  10. Yes, I feel the prices have gone up this year too, good idea to make them yourself:D Yours look very pretty:D I am sure there are more to come from you:D

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  11. Wow...that is a nice mold you have there...antique looking...your mom must be a great baker too :) Nice pingpei you have made there..yea the prices have shot up compared to last year...lucky I am not a great fan of mooncake :) find them too sweet but I like the nuts ones though :p

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  12. Claire
    Thanks. Happy Merdeka to you too!

    Shu Han
    Yup, just be a bit different, that's all!

    Kristy
    Enjoy your long holidays and Happy Merdeka!

    Jeannie
    Hope so, still experimenting!

    Elin
    My mom was a good cook, too bad didn't get hold of the oppportunity to record down her recipes.

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  13. you're really creative! i would never hv thot to use jelly moulds for them :D

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  14. These are beautiful! I love those jello molds.

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  15. Your snowskin mooncakes look very pretty! I need to make some real soon. Those antique molds are truly unique :)

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  16. babe_kl
    Thank you. A mould is a mould, so I thought I'll try it out.

    Barefeet in The Kitchen
    Yes, doubt you can find them nowadays!

    Biren @ Roti n Rice
    Thank you. Yup, better jump into the bandwagon!

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  17. I love your antique jelly mould, too bad, my mom did not make many jelly when I was a kid , so no jelly moulds hand over to me, hehehe...nice snowskin mooncake, Anncoo recipe always good .

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  18. Sonia
    Yes, I've faith in Anncoo's recipes. Have bookmarked some but too many on my to-do list.

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