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Green tea ping pei (snow skin) mooncake ~ 2012



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reen tea ping  pei aka snow skin moon cake is my favourite among the wide range of ping pei mooncakes available in the market.  I'm glad that I still managed to squeeze in some time to make this.  Home made ones are always the best and the most economical.














Recipe for Green tea ping pei mooncake

    Ingredients for Pastry skin
    • 100 gm koh fun (fried glutinous flour) and some extra for dusting
    • 100 gm icing sugar
    • 32 gm shortening
    • 125 ml ice cold water
    • 3/4  teasp green tea powder
    Filling
    • 500 gm green tea paste
    • 25 gm melon seeds, lightly toasted   
    Method
    1. Boil the water with green tea powder, mix well, cool and keep refrigerated till required.
    2. Sift koh fun and icing sugar into a mixing bowl.  Mix well.
    3. Add and rub in shortening till resembles bread crumbs.
    4. Gradually add in the chilled green tea water and mix till just combined, to form a ball of dough. (Overmixing will result in a rough piece of dough).
    5. Cover and let the dough rest for 10 to 15 mins.
    6. Mix the green tea paste with the melon seeds and weigh out portions of 35 gm each.  Shape into balls.
    7. Scale the dough into 25 gm portions, shape into balls.
    8. Flatten the dough and wrap each portion around a ball of filling.  Lightly roll on a bit of koh fun.
    9. Dust moon cake mould with koh fun, shake off any excess, press the prepared portion of dough into the mould.  Press out.
    10. Keep mooncakes in an air-tight container but place a piece of kitchen paper over the cakes to prevent moisture from the cover from dripping onto the cakes.  Cover and keep refrigerated overnight. 
    11. Yield :  15 ping pei mooncakes. 
 Note :  These mooncakes stay soft for 4 to 5 days, covered and chilled.


    Be in a joyous mood to celebrate this festival on
    Sunday, 30th September

    and

Comments

  1. This is very refreshing compared to the traditional baked variety :) Thanks for the entry and have a great festival :)

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  2. Hi Cheah, yes homemade ones are better, more economical. We can mix and match the flavours we like in one piece. I love the green tea colour/flavour but I can't make them cos' my recipients don't like this flavour. Myself, I love mixed nuts mooncake most.

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    1. Actually, I like mooncakes but then must control myself because of the high sugar content.

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  3. These must be mini size mooncakes huh! I love pandan flavored ones and greentea ones for the nice pastel green dough:D

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    1. Yes, they're the mini ones which can serve as a dessert.

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  4. Your mooncakes are very nicely done. The moulds are so pretty. I also love green tea Snowskin Mooncakes.

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  5. I love your green color. Very refreshing. I have almost similar ping pei recipe as yours, but it gets hardened in the fridge the next day. Do you have similar problem ?

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    1. Keep them in a container with a cover and place on the bottom shelf of the fridge. Take them out a bit early and consume at room temperature. Mine stayed soft for 4 to 5 days. Perhaps you've overmixed the dough which can result in a rough and rather hard texture.

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  6. Look lovely, my last batch of mooncake will be snowskin too,, will only start to make tomorrow or Sat since we will have BBQ party on Sunday. Happy Mid-Autumn to you.

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    1. Thank you Sonia and you have an enjoyable Mid-Autumn festival with your loved ones too!

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  7. I love green tea flavour and your green tea snowskin mooncake so pretty.

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  8. These look sop beautiful. I love the green colour. Looks so refreshing.

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  9. I've never tasted anything like these. They are so beautiful!!!

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  10. Looks amazing, Cheah! Totally agree homemade ones are better, but I haven't had the time to try making them yet =( Pretty sure my brother would be more than happy to devour this green tea one - he loves green tea flavour! hehe.

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    1. You can still make them after the festival, better late than never!

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  11. I love green tea flavored ones too...refreshing and you are getting pro now :) The skin are of even thickness..well done ! :) You too have a wonderful mooncake festival with your family.

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    1. Thank you Elin. Mmm.. not pro yet, still have lots to learn!

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  12. Beautiful jade green colour. Love the tea filling.

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  13. How do I know that the Glutinous rice is cook? Thank you.

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    1. This 'koh fun' or fried glutinuous rice flour is store bought.

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  15. These are lovely. They are beautiful and they sound delicious. I hope you enjoy the festival. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  16. yes, agree with elin, you are a pro in making mooncakes , not now but already long time ago!! happy mooncake festival to you !!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment but as I've said before, I still have a long way to go and keep on learning!

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  17. "Boil the water with green tea powder, mix well, cool and keep refrigerated till required." Could u tell me the exact time? Thank you very much!! ^^ ~ Isabel

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