Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Cointreau liqueur snowskin mooncake ~ 橙酒莲蓉冰皮月餅 ~ 2017


As the name implies, these snowskin mooncakes have a hint bit of orange liqueur and I used a different recipe this time.   I adapted the recipe from Ah Tze (only made a quarter of the recipe) as I was curious to steam the wheat starch and plain flour and whether the flours will be wet and difficult to sift.  But no, after cooled, just sift through.  This is a keeper recipe for the mooncakes stayed soft and nice even after the fifth day, stored in an airtight container, chilled.  A great thank you to Ah Tze for sharing this recipe.











Have a pleasant and enjoyable Mid-Autumn Festival!

Cointreau liqueur snowskin mooncake ~  橙酒莲蓉冰皮月餅

Ingredients

  • 65 gm kao fun (cooked glutinous rice flour)
  • 17.1/2 gm wheat starch flour
  • 17.1/2 gm ssuperfine flour
  • 60 gm icing sugar
  • 25 gm Crisco shortening
  • 60 ml water
  • 15 ml/3 tsp Cointreau liqueur
  • Pandan/screwpine leaves (optional)
Filling
  • 250 gm lotus paste (store bought)
  • some dried honey strawberry (optional)
Method
  1. Mix wheat starch and superfine flour, steam for 3 mins., remove from steamer, let cool.  Sift the flour and mix with kao fun.
  2. In a small pot, boil water, icing sugar and shortening till shortening has melted.
  3. Pour this hot liquid into the flour mixture, mix with spatula and add in the Cointreau liqueur.
  4. Lightly knead dough, wrap with clingwrap and let sit for 30 mins.
  5. Divide dough into 25 gm portion, filling also 25 gm with a honey strawberry.
  6. Roll out the dough, wrap round the filling, roll into a ball and put into the mould, stamp out.
  7. Keep the snowskin mooncakes in a container with a piece of paper towel on top to absorb any condensation.  Keep chilled before serving.
  8. Yield :  10 mini snowskin mooncakes with a 50 gm plunger mould.







Comments

  1. Cointreau in mooncake...very creative!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Boozy mooncakes. That's a first for me!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Liqueur mooncake skin always sound good. I haven't tried for years. Too busy to make anything this year.
    Wishing you & family a very happy mooncake festival too.
    Blessings, Kristy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This recipe is good, the snowskin stays soft even after 5 or 6 days, covered and chilled.

      Delete
  4. Love the idea of adding alcohol to mooncakes- and Contreau sounds like an excellent choice too! Yours look so perfect!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Vietnamese Braised Pork Ribs ~ 越南排骨

These succulent pork ribs are meaty and tender and they go very well with white rice.  They are delicious and finger licking good!


Vietnamese Braised Pork Ribs ~ 越南排骨
Ingredients
1 kg pork ribs2 lemon grass, lightly smashed and finely chopped, about 2 Tbsp1.1/2 Tbsp soy sauce1/2 Tbsp fish sauce1 tsp salt1 Tbsp brown sugar1/2 Tbsp garlic, chopped or grated1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder1 Tbsp finely chopped gingerMethod Marinate the pork ribs overnight with all the above ingredients.Reserve the marinade. Cook the ribs in a non-stick pan, add in 2 cups water and continue to cook till the ribs are tender and the sauce has been reduced.Fine tune to taste. Dish out.Cook the marinade with a bit of cornflour to thicken.Pour the marinade over the ribs before serving.

Chocolate chip banana bread ~ 香蕉巧克力蛋糕

This is an easy peasy recipe where no mixer is required.  Method is more or less like making muffins.  The texture of this banana loaf is soft, moist and there is a perfect blend between the aromatic bananas and chocolate chips.








Chocolate chip banana bread   ~    香蕉巧克力蛋糕
Ingredients
1/4 cup oil100 gm caster sugar1 tsp lemon/orange zest2 large eggs, lightly beaten1/2 cup choc chips188 gm plain flour1 tsp bicarbonate of soda1/2 tsp salt1 cup (about 300 gm) over-ripe bananas, mashed (about 3)1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)Extra choc chips to sprinkleMethod Grease and flour a 8.1/2" x 4.1/2" loaf pan.Whisk flour, bicarbonate soda, salt and sugar.  Set aside.Mash the bananas and mix in oil and beaten eggs.Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture.Stir in choc chips.  Do not overmix.Spoon batter into the loaf pan.  Level the surface and sprinkle on some choc chips.Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 45 to 50 mins. Test with a skewer till it comes out cle…

Country style steam chicken

This is one simple recipe of  steamed chicken dish which I'm sure many bloggers have blogged before.  Tasty yet easy and quick to prepare, this dish pairs very well with steamy hot white rice.