Kitchen Corner

October 1, 2009

Snow Skin Mooncake

My first attempt on making mooncake. Everyone recommend to me to start with snow skin as it's quite simple to make. So, just give it a try.

I cooked the lotus paste, it's hard work but at the end it's nice to know that all made by myself although it's not as tasty as the one I bought and the appearance could tell it's definately a homemade one.

I like to play with the mould more than eating the mooncake. It's fun wrapping the lotus paste with the snow skin and stuff it into the mold and pushing it out. Playing the mooncake mold is really FUN! It's a good try. I'll not share the recipe here as I feel that this batch of mooncake still not the good one. I'll try again next year or may be I shall try out the bake version next year :)

12 comments:

Happy Homebaker said...

Wow, you made your own lotus paste, what a great job you have done! I really admire your skills!

Sonia said...

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you..these snow skin mooncake is nicely done.

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
Your snow skin mooncakes are very nice. Even though your lotus paste is not as smooth, it tastes really really good. I think outside ones are smoother because they added oil to make it smooth. Your lotus paste is all natural, that is why it's not as smooth right? It must be a lot of hard work for you. You are really a very detailed person. ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Grace,
Great looking mooncakes. ;) It's so good that you can make your own lotus paste! I'm too lazy to do it...must teach me how to make next time harr. ;)

Elin said...

Wow...your snowskin mooncake looks good and I really salute you for making the paste yourself. Well done! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi HHB,
I didn't cook good lotus paste this time. It's not smooth enought. I still need more practice or get some advice from those who has more experience.

Hi Sonia,
Thanks! Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you too!

Hi Jane,
Yea, I reduced the oil from the recipe. There is only 1 tbsp of oil for the lotus paste. I didn't know it bring so much different without the oil. Hope you don't mind having my lousy mooncake :(

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
Thanks! But the lotus paste really not good. I could share with you how I made it but it's definately not be the good one. Or, you've to teach me if you find any good recipe ok.

Hi Elin,
Yes, I just feel want to try out my own lotus paste but somehow it wasn't very good. Will try again may be next year! Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you too! Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
Yo, I'm like you, rather be more health conscious than be "nice & presentable" sometimes. I like your lotus paste, not oily, don't feel too yucky leh! ;)

MH said...

It's lots of lots of hard work making your own paste! I can understand how you feel .... as I'd prepared homemade red bean paste (though not as tedious as lotus paste) and it didn't turn out well.. Anyway, it's a good try!

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you! :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

Wishing you and your family A Happy Mid-Autumn Festival too. :)

Food For Tots said...

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you! Your mooncakes are so nice! Don't look like 1st attempt to me. Well done!

Kitchen Corner said...

Thanks for the greetings from everyone! I hope all of you have a wonderful festival too!

Anonymous said...

Hello! For months I've been trying to know how to do lotus seeds paste because I like it alot and those commercial ones sold outside are abit unhealthy because of the oil and preservatives. I hope you can really share abit on how it is done (: Thanks alot!