Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mixed Nuts and Meat Floss Mooncakes ~ 2014


It is this time of the year again that we're beginning to see a lot of stalls being set up in the shopping malls selling a great variety of Mooncakes for the Mid-Autum Mooncake Festival which will fall on Monday, 8th of September.  I notice that the varieties of mooncakes seem to increase from year to year and some flavours can be very extraordinary.
I'm quite conservative and prefer to stick to the traditional flavours but may venture to add or substitute some of the ingredients to create a new twist to the flavour..... hence, my Mixed Nuts and Meat Floss Mooncakes.
The meat floss is hardly visible in the pictures but it does enhance the flavour of these nutty Mooncakes.





Recipe for Mixed Nuts and Meat Floss Mooncakes

    Ingredients

    • 60 gm walnuts, toasted and chopped
    • 60 gm almonds, toasted and chopped
    • 20 gm pumpkin kernels, toasted
    • 10 gm melon seeds, toasted
    • 75 gm kat paeng, chopped
    • 140 gm tong toong kua (candied melon)
    • 65 gm sesame seeds, toasted
    • 30 gm meat floss (chicken or pork)
    • 40 gm caster sugar
    • 4.1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    • 4.1/2 Tbsp water
    • 1.1/2  Tbsp rose concentrate
    • 3/4 Tbsp golden syrup
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 6 kaffir leaves, shredded and fried (optional)
    • 120 gm koh fun (cooked glutinous rice flour)
    • 3 Tbsp Brandy (optional)
    Method
    1. Mix the above items except for the last two ingredients.  Let rest for 30 mins.or more. 
    2. Mix in the koh fun and Brandy.  Roll out into balls of about 130 gm portions.
    Ingredients for Skin Dough
    • 150 gm superfine flour (may need to add more if too soft to handle)
    • 90 ml golden syrup
    • 38 ml vegetable oil
    • 2 ml alkaline water
    • Egg wash - 1 whole egg + 1 tsp water, mix and strain
    Method
    1. Mix syrup, oil and alkaline water thoroughly till no oil surface.  Use a ball whisk.
    2. Sift in flour, mix well with spatula and let rest for 2 hours or more.
    3. Knead lightly on floured surface.
    4. Dough skin is 50 to 55 gm
    5. Filling is 130 to 150 gm
    To assemble the mooncakes and bake them, please check it out  'here'






    I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up event and the them for the month of August, is Flour
    jointly organised by
    Zoe of  Bake for Happy Kids and  Doreen of  My Little Favourite DIY
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23 comments:

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  1. Already mooncake time? wow time flies! Love the nutty filling.

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  2. Hi Cheah, I have not been to shopping malls for the past weeks (unbelievable!) and so have not seen any mooncakes displays yet, bet they are just as elaborate and pretty to entice people to buy their products...yours looks lovely and I am thinking of following your recipe... how many mooncakes can you get out of the above ingredients? and could you please show a pic of the kat paeng if it's not too much trouble? :P Thanks!

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    1. Makes 6 but also depends on the size of your moulds.

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  3. Hi Cheah, wasn't thinking of making mixed nuts mooncake but looking at yours, I may the portion here is just good for me as I don't intend to giveaway this type of mooncake. This filling looks good.

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    1. Yes, and it's not that sweet. I like the crunch.

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  4. I haven't had the mixed nuts mooncakes for ages. Yours look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Veronica. DIY are very much cheaper, these cost a bomb, store bought!

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  5. Cheah, my auntie loves these nutty mooncakes but not me. I like the one with lotus paste and salted egg hee..hee...

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    1. You need to slowly acquire a taste for these nutty mooncakes. I only did about 2 years ago!

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  6. The filling sounds so delicious!

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  7. Oh wow! I have only seen this in shops and never thought it could be baked at home. This is really awesome!!

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    1. Thank you. Before I started to make mooncakes I thought that it's going to be a mammoth task and need to invest in the wooden moulds. But after I started, I'm hooked!

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  8. Hi Cheah, my favorite mixed nuts mooncake. You did it so beautiful and it's so tempting. Thumbs up! Regards :)

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  9. Oh oh wow! Cheah,
    I love love love this nutty mooncakes. It's my mum's favorites too.
    I must bookmark yours and make some for her soon.
    Thanks for sharing these lovely Mooncake to LTU.
    mui

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    1. Funny, I realise that only seniors like to enjoy this type of mooncakes. Yes, do make some for your mum, this type of mooncake is pretty expensive these days.

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  10. I have never heard of a mooncake. These sound delicious!!

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    1. Perhaps you can find these in the Chinatown of your area. These are only available during the Mid-autumn Lantern festival.

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  11. Howdy Cheah ! Its been a long while since our last chit chat. hehe.... Life has been pretty hectic these days. Hopefully, I have time to bake some mooncake this year. My boy misses my homemade mooncakes.
    Enjoy & have a lovely weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  12. Wow, time flies! I remember learning how to make these from you last year (and we love it, my folks especially)! Thank you for sharing another variation.

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  13. Wow~ mix nuts with meat floss. Must be delicious!

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