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Gold fish snowskin mooncakes ~ 金鱼冰皮月饼 ~ 2015


I'll round off my mooncake posts for this year with this Gold Fish Snowskin Moocakes.  I love the colours of these goldfish and it was indeed an attraction especially with the kids.  The recipe is the same as with my other snowskin moonies except that I use four different colours to 'create' this Gold fish.   Don't you agree that they are too pretty to be eaten?










Recipe for Gold Fish Snowskin Mooncakes ~  鱼冰皮月饼 ~ 2015
          
Ingredients

  • 100 gm koh fun (cooked glutinous rice flour)
  • 100 gm icing sugar
  • 32 gm shortening
  • 125 ml ice cold pandan water ( boil 1 cup water with a few pandan/screwpine leaves and keep refrigerated)
  • 320 to 350 gm of cranberry paste
  • Dried cranberries (optional)
  • Chocolate chips for fish eyes
Method
  1. Sift koh fun and icing sugar into a mixing bowl.  Mix well.
  2. Rub in shortening till it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Gradually add in the ice water and mix into a ball of dough.  Knead lightly to form a smooth dough but do not overwork on it.   (You may not require all the 125 ml of ice water).
  4. Cover the dough and let rest for 15 mins.
  5. Divide dough into five equal portions and colour four portions with drops of colours.  Knead well.
  6. Roll into lengths and lightly press them together.  Then pinch some dough and weigh out 25 gm for the skin.
  7. Weigh out 20 gm of cranberry paste and add in 2 dried cranberries and roll into a ball.
  8. Flatten each ball of dough and wrap up the paste.  
  9. Lightly dust the mould with some koh fun and press the dough into the mould.  Knock out and remove from mould.  Add the chocolate chips as eyes.
  10. Keep in a container with a piece of paper towel on top so as to absorb any water from condensation while it is being chilled in the fridge.
  11. Best to consume the next day.   Stays soft for about a week, chilled.
  12. Yield :  16 gold fish moonies.





Have a joyous and wonderful Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival 

with your family and loved ones on

27th September

Share your thoughts on its traditions, legends and significance!

Comments

  1. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family, Cheah :)
    Those gold fishes look so cute :D

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  2. How cool and pretty! I have some new wood forms that I bought years ago...well, I really should use them. Do you need to soak them before the first use?

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  3. Wow! Indeed, too gorgeous to eat-lah, Sifu! Happy mid-autumn festival to you and family, Sokehah!

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  4. Cheah, the festival is over but it is still not too late for me to come and admire your very colorful and lovely Gold Fish Mooncakes!

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  5. where did you get the gold fish mold

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    1. In one of the shops selling crockery. I think you can purchase online.

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