10 September 2013

Piggy Mooncakes 小猪猪传统月饼


After seeing so many bloggers making this adorable piggy mooncakes, finally I'm also making one myself...Oops, not one but 2 batches all together 16 numbers! My first batch turned out having uneven patches after egg wash, after consulted Jessie, I decided to drop egg wash totally. I coated the second batch of piggy mooncakes with golden syrup and I think this is the end result which I love!  (no doubt, my piggy without alkaline water looks a bit "flat" after baking "@_@)

Is indeed such a joy to see the adorable piggy, when I was in the midst of making it, I was filled with joy, the joy of seeing such a cute creation as well as the joy of meeting family members soon! And all these cuties will be given to the kids who will be very excited to see and...eat it! My piggy is as small as the size of a tablespoon! 

Thanks Ann of Anncoo Journal for creating such a wonderful recipe in year 2011 for such a season. Ann has provided a detail step-by step video slides show on how to make the piggy mooncakes.



Oink! Oink! Ready to go into oven!


Does this type of big eyes make you think of someone?! Haha...



Family's photo time!



Showing his...tail (Pi Ku) Oink! Oink!

Recipe from Anncoo Journal
(x 2 of her quantities to make 11 piggy)
Ingredients:
150g plain flour
90g golden syrup
3g alkaline water (omitted)
38g peanut oil 

Filling: - store bought red bean paste

Tools:
 a round 1/8 tsp spoon, a skewer, a toothpick and a small piece of plastic sheet

Black beans for piggy eyes, rinsed and pat dry

Glaze: 1 tbsp pf golden syrup + 1 tbsp of water (mixed well)

Method:
Please refer to Ann video slides.

Store for 2 days before consume, this is to allow the pastry to turn "soft". (回油)

Note for myself:
1. I rest the dough for 40 mins. before knead to smooth.
2. Bake at 180C for 5 mins, take out let the piggy rest for 10 mins. Place back to oven again at 140C for 20 mins. Take out, glaze with golden syrup mixture and put back into oven for 2 mins.





Bye! 

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 
中秋节快乐!
See you next month! 

35 comments:

  1. 真的很替你开心,可以见到家人是件幸福事。

    这些小组猪猪真的好可爱,小巧的让人太心动。
    我也祝福你中秋节快乐,
    有个快乐的大团圆。

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    1. 谢谢 Eileen! 我也祝你和家人好事满满,中秋节快乐!

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  2. 你的迷你猪猪好可爱哟,太cute了
    我真舍不得吃,哈哈

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    1. 老师,是给小孩的嘛,一定要可爱才可以!是不是皮股比较好看。。。喜喜!!

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  3. Hahaha, you also like to show "pi ku" huh..oh, didn't know alkaline play an important role in this recipe, as I know alkaline is add darker tone to the dough..anyway, so long you had fun in making this cute piggy right..

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    1. Sonia, making these piggy really is fun!! they are so adorable and the piggy pi ku is the best part :DDD Not sure whether is the alkaline water which cause the flattening of the dough after baking, because both batches has the same problem.

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  4. Hi Tze, hahaa...I'm so happy to see those mini piggies. Really cute and adorable :D You know something, everyone like to look at the 'pi ku'...I don't know why? ^_^
    Yes, alkaline makes the dough more stable and that's also partly the reason why the mooncake can last for at least a month.
    BTW can I've the fifth pic so I can share on my fb timeline?
    Enjoy your holidays :)

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    1. Thanks Ann for this wonderful recipe! sure, you can copy the piggies family's photo ^_^

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  5. Tze, 你家的迷你猪仔很可爱, 我也喜欢看猪仔的屁股叻! 哈哈哈。。。

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    1. May,我。。也喜欢那。。屁股 :DD

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  6. These piggies are do lovely. Hope you had a great Mid Autumn Festival with your family and love ones.

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    1. Cecilia, wish you and family having a great Mid-Autumn Festival too! See you soon!

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  7. WOw! SUch cute piggies! I want some too! Hope to make some this weekend if time permits:D

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    1. Jeannie, this piggies is so adorable, kids will adore them!

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  8. Hi Tze,

    I realise that it is a trendy thing to bake these piggies for the coming mid-autumn festival! Yours look really good! Great that you have Jessie as your adviser/see-fu! :D

    You said "see you next month"... Are you going anywhere?

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, for mooncake egg wash is a big issue, Jessie has a great personality and very helpful indeed! Yes, I'm going to travel!

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  9. Tze, these piggy mooncakes look exceptional cute with the big eyes on them! Very clever girl of replacing eggwash with goldren syrup! Can I take one home as mine had all gone by now? Enjoy your coming holidays. I will be back to packing after visiting friends as we are moving house on 20th Sep.

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    1. Jessie, hope you enjoy your holidays and wish you all the best for your house moving! See you soon!

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  10. Wow, they are so cute! I love how you have lined them all up for the photo.

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    1. Mich, they look great in family's photo right? Hahaaha...

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  11. i am making this little piggy too, ya very enjoy to see one by one when they are all ready. yours are so cute.

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  12. 好可爱的猪猪团队,祝你中秋节快乐 :)

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    1. Cass,我儿子说猪第第还流鼻涕哪! :D 祝你花开福贵,中秋节快乐!

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  13. 太cute了,要如何对它们下手?

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    1. Ah Loy(girl),这。。。还用我说吗? 是。。。 :DDD

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    1. Joyce, yes, the size of a tablespoon! Can eat a few at one go! Wish you a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, my parent is coming tomorrow, after that I'll be on holidays for 3 weeks, see you soon!

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  15. So adorable! Wish you and your family a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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  16. Howdy Ah Tze! Wow...our mini piggy mooncake looks terrific. Bet your boy love them so much. I want some too. haha.... Hope you're having a wonderful week.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  17. they are so adorable, i will be very happy just to look at it.

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  18. Hi Tze, beside the look of the flat piglet and the colour without alkaline water. Does it tastes like mooncake? Wanted to bake it for my little girl who is only 2 years without alkaline water. Thank you.

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    1. Hi, this is a traditional type of mooncake pastry. if you are familiar with the traditional piglet mooncake pastry, this taste exactly the same.

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