The Mooncake or Lantern Festival which is a traditional harvest festival that is celebrated annually by Chinese will take place sometime between 11 Sep- 10 Oct in Singapore. I know this is still early to post anything related to Mid Autumn Festival, as the Chinese celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival on the 15th day of the eighth Chinese Lunar month, it should be on 3 Oct this year. But this year I want to try making my own snow skin mooncakes as WT and I are not big fan of the traditional mooncakes as the ingredients used are far too oily for us.
These are my first snow skin mooncakes (冰皮月饼 pingpi mooncakes). I was inspired to create these mooncakes after reading the Pingpi Mooncakes recipe by Wong Sip Moi. However, I made it in an easy way. I bought the premix snow skin mixture which requires to add water and shortening, knead and chill the dough. Strawberry and mango fruit frangance and colouring are added to the snow skin. For the filling inner layer I used the dragon fruit paste and chocolate lotus paste for the outer layer. The snow skin is not yet a perfect combination. It would be better if the skin dough is chilled overnight to give an even firm texture.
Steps to create double colour tone on the skin:
1. Flatten the yellow mango dough on the table, place the pink strawberry dough on the yellow dough.
2. Roll them up in swiss roll way. Cut into require portions, place the cut side upward. Flatten the dough to create double colour tone. ^_^
Please click here for the recipe to make a snow skin mooncake.
Like the taste of this dragon fruit and chocolate lotus pastes.
You can make your own beautiful Snow Skin Mooncakes too!