Lotus Snowskin Mooncake Recipe
Truth to be told, I’m NOT a fan of mooncakes with exception to Snowskin Mooncakes and particularly DURIAN Snowskin Mooncakes!
But today, I’m going to make Lotus Snowskin Mooncakes.
Why not Durian Snowskin Mooncakes?
I will only attempt to make Durian Mooncakes IF my Lotus Snowskin Mooncakes are successful.
But why only if the Lotus Snowskin Mooncakes are successful?
BECAUSE DURIANS ARE EXPENSIVE!!! Yes, they are! If I fail, the entire goodness goes to the bin. So why waste good food and money? I shall start with something less expensive and if it worked, I will buy some really good durain to make my favourite Durian Snowskin Mooncakes.
With such motivation, I went to buy the necessary ingredients and started working on my first snowskin mooncake.
I was expecting a very complex recipe but was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to make one!
Here you go, the simplest mooncake recipe, ever –
- 500 g of snow skin mix from Bake King
- 70 g of shortening
- 260 ml of cold water
- 1/2 tsp of emulco or paste
- 500 g of White Lotus Paste from Bake King
(you can experiment with any paste of your preference)
#1 – THROW THEM IN A BIG MIXING BOWL
I bought this Snow Skin Mix from Gim Hin Lee shop. This saves you the trouble of frying the glutinous flour! All you need to do is to pour the entire packet of Snow Skin Mix into a mixing bowl. Add 70 g of shortening, 260 ml of cold water and 1/2 tsp of emulco or paste. I added pandan paste!
Here’s how it looks liks after throwing all ingredients mentioned above into a big mixing bowl!
#2 – KNEAD THE DOUGH
Now you are so close to making your very own snowskin! Use your hands to mix and knead until well combined. It should look something like this after 10-15 minutes.
Leave it to rest for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes…
When you press onto the dough and release pressure, the dough should bounce back to shape (not entirely but significantly).
#3 – DIVIDE LOTUS PASTE INTO EQUAL PORTION
I planned to make mini mooncakes, each weighing about 50 g. After some trial and errors, I realised that the best ratio is 1:1. Meaning, use 25 g of snowskin to wrap 25 g of lotus paste. Perfect!
This is optional but if you like, you can add some almond or melon seeds into your paste.
#4 – WRAP AND MOULD
Here are the final steps! Divide the snowskin into equal portion (25 g each), roll and flatten the snowskin such that it’s big enough to wrap the lotus paste.
Now press it hard onto the mould. You want a clean and prominent print. Remember to coat your mould with flour by dipping your mould in a bowl of flour and knocking off the excess every single time you use it. You don’t want the snowskin to stick onto your mould.
TA~DA! YOU ARE READY TO SERVE!
If you are not consuming them, keep these little green gems in the fridge. I personally like them chilled.
There you go, homemade Snowskin Lotus Mooncake in four simple steps! Too simple. Now I’m considering making Durain Snowskin Mooncakes!!!
(Click on image for printable Lotus Snowskin Mooncake Recipe)
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, folks!!!