Wednesday 30 July 2014

Cars Snowskin Mooncake

I actually have been making mooncakes for many years, way before I went into baking! :) Reason being that my hubby loves snowskin mooncakes :p. It was a yearly event that I would make snowskin mooncakes for him.

Just a walk down memory lane. These were my first mooncakes in 2007 using traditional moulds! My hybrid-colour mooncakes were actually quite unique at that time :).

This year I bought some cool cute cars plungers so I couldn't wait to try them out! The plungers are really much easier to work with! No more knocking the mooncakes out and making a din LOL! Snowskin mooncakes are really easy to make because no baking is required and it is like having fun with playdoh :). I used a basic recipe from Happy Home Baking and Amanda's blog.

I made pandan and strawberry snowskin mooncakes with lotus paste and chocolate snowskin mooncakes (blue and yellow) with chocolate lotus paste. I chose a bright and happy colour scheme for the cars :). Phoon Huat has an excellent variety of lotus pastes! I made sugar free ones the year before but I thought they lacked the "pang" so this year I bought the normal ones again.

Ingredients: (makes 10 small 5cm diameter mooncakes)
100g Koh fun
70g Icing sugar
30g Shortening
120g Cold water
Few drops of pandan paste and strawberry paste
Few drops of chocolate liquor
Blue and yellow food colouring (small dip with toothpick)
*Some Koh fun for dusting the moulds

150g chocolate lotus paste
150g lotus paste

1. Sift Koh Fun and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Rub shortening into the flour mixture.
2. Gradually mix in cold water till a soft dough forms.
3. Split the dough into 4 and knead in pandan paste, strawberry paste, chocolate liquor with blue and yellow colouring respectively.
4. Divide the snowskin dough into 20g for each mooncake (for my small moulds).
5. Divide each lotus paste into 30g lotus paste per portion for each mooncake filling.
6. Pair the white lotus paste with the pandan and strawberry snowskin, and the chocolate lotus paste with the blue and yellow chocolate snowskin:
- Dust the mooncake moulds.
- Wrap each portion of filling with a portion of snowskin.
- Press into mooncake mould firmly.
- Push out (letting go at the same time) and chill before serving.

Remember to keep everything in an airtight container so that they stay soft! They were yummy! I can't wait to make some sweet Hello Kitty ones next week! =)

With love,

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