Monday, August 11, 2014

Heong Fah Piggy Mooncakes - 香化猪仔饼 ~ 2014


These little piggies ......... don't you find these little piggies cute?   The pig is considered as a symbol of wealth and prosperity and I'm sure that children will be thrilled to receive these cute little piggies during the coming Mooncake or Mid-Autumn lantern festival.  I didn't have the heart to 'slaughter' these piggies for a picture to expose the 'innards'..... cashew nuts which I had added to give an extra crunch.












The inquisitive one .....

Recipe for Heong Fah Piggy Mooncakes

Ingredients
  • 200 gm superfine flour 
  • 180 gm lotus paste (softened at room temperature)
  • 130 ml golden syrup
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp alkaline water
  • 15 gm melon seeds lightly toasted (I used lightly toasted cashew nuts)
  • Black beans for eyes (rinse and pat dry)
  • Egg wash - 1 egg + 1 tsp water, mix and strain
Method
  1. Mix golden syurp, oil and alkaline water thoroughly.  Leave to rest for 2 hours.
  2. Sift in flour, mix well.
  3. Add in lotus paste, mix well.  Leave to rest for another 2 hours.
  4. Divide dough into 8 pieces of  80 gm each, roll into balls.  Leave some balance dough to make nose, ears and tails.  (You may need to add in more flour if the dough is too soft to handle).
  5. Take a ball of dough, put 2 cashew nuts in the centre, roll up and shape into a short cylinder.
  6. Squeeze the front part of the dough to form the neck of the piggy.  Pinch a small portion of dough to form the nose.  Poke holes with a skewer to form the nostrils.  Pinch some dough to form the ears, make a 'V' impression with the skewer.  Put black beans below the ears to form eyes.  Make an impression with the skewer to form the legs on both sides of the body.  Turn piggy round to the back, use skewer to make an impression at the bottom to form butt.  Take a bit of dough, roll it slightly to form the tail and stick it at the 'buttocks'.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven, middle shelf @ 170 deg.C for 20 mins.  Remove from oven and let cool for 15 mins.
  8. Apply egg wash all over the piggy, except the eyes.
  9. Return to the oven on the lower shelf, @ 160 deg.C, bake for 5 mins.
  10. Remove from oven and apply egg wash to the eyes, let cool.  Let the piggies rest for 2 to 3 days before consuming.
  11. Yield :  8 piggies




I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up event and the theme for August is 'Flour'
jointly organised by
and hosted by
Diana of  Domestic Goddess Wannabe

and

I'm joining Best Recipes for Everyone August 2014 Event Theme :  Mooncake
hosted by  Fion  XuanHom's Mom






35 comments:

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  1. Oh Cheah , the piglets mooncakes is just to cute , gorgeous . thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Piggy mooncakes always remind me my those childhood days. When my mum bought one for me, I just keep it to admire the piggy as they look so cute.

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    1. Yes, me too. Used to look forward to those little piggies in the plastic basket when I was a kid :)

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  3. Hi Soke Hah, lovely edible piggies. You're very hardworking to make them. I hope I can find the time to try this too.

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    1. It's very therapeutic and I enjoyed making them.

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  4. These piglet mooncakes are so adorable, Cheah.

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  5. Hi Cheah,

    I remember these little piggies!!! They are very popular to bake last year and they are back again!!

    Yours are very cute :D

    Zoe

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  6. hee..hee...these are so cute, Cheah!

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  7. the shape look exactly like the real cute piglet, well done ^_^

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  8. Oh wow! I have not seen anything more cute than these piglets :)

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  9. I have so much admiration for you because I am so crap at making anything that is shaped!!! These are just gorgeous! :)

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    1. Thank you. I had so much fun making them :)

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  10. Hi Cheah, seeing these cutie piggies of yours really brings back alot of my childhood memories ... yes ! those 猪仔饼 in small oval shape basket. Besides mooncakes, my late mom would get these piggies too. But I don't eat them cos texture hard ... play like toy.

    Oh ! not sure if you know there's this linky for Best Recipes theme Mooncake in August organised by Fion? You may like to checkout this link

    http://xuanhommama.blogspot.sg/2014/07/best-recipes-for-everyone-eventmooncake.html?m=1

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    1. Thank you. I've heard of this link, will check it out and thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Do help yourself and you have a great day too!

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  12. Love your piglet recipe - I will try out . thanks for sharing.

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  13. Cheah, Your little piglet mooncakes look so adorable. The presentation looks cute too!

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  14. Wow! These little piggies definitely are too cute to eat! I would love to try it out too!

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    1. Yes, give it a try. Shaping them is real fun!

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  15. Look very cute ~ The sound so nice !

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  16. Hi, may I know is your lotus paste with or without sugar added? if use low sugar lotus paste, do I need to reduce golden syrup? will it affect texture?
    Thank you for all your sharing!

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    1. It's just the normal lotus paste for the mooncake. Don't think the low sugar lotus paste will affect the texture of the biscuit.

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    2. Hi, do I need to reduce golden syrup?
      Nice day!

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  17. Those are really cute; surely hard to bite down.

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