Saturday, September 6, 2014

Flaky Skin Mooncake

Ready for the oven

It's the last weekend before Mid Autumn Festival! So, this is my final batch of moon cakes.

Flaky mooncakes this time. I used a different recipe this year, choosing this Taro/Yam Flaky Mooncake recipe. But for the first batch, I added some green tea powder because I love green tea desserts! But to be honest, somehow this recipe doesn't seem as flaky / crispy as the previous recipe I used in previous years.

Love the Melon Seeds!
I also decided to spruce the mooncakes up this year by making them look like rabbits and pigs, because I've been seeing so many photos of these cuties online! It's a little time consuming, but I love how they turned out.

Since dad and mom don't like green tea desserts, I woke up early this morning to make half a batch of the plain version. Thank God I had some lotus paste left over!

I think they look better before going into the oven. Maybe I should make my snowskin mooncakes look like this next year. ^^

But there just wasn't enough lotus paste. So, I filled the remaining dough with homemade red bean paste. I differentiated these by making them look like little bunnies!
Rabbits wanna-be. Dad thinks they don't look like rabbits. 

Oink! I'm out from the sauna!

Ready to hop

So now, we're all ready for celebrations tonight! Happy Mid Autumn Festival! ^^

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Snowskin Mooncakes

It's Mid Autumn Festival again!

I've been lazy this year, so I had actually planned NOT to make any mooncakes this year. We're all getting older and don't really like sweet stuff anymore. However, my dad (despite him being 34 years older than me) still has a sweet tooth, so I made a small batch (read: 33 small mooncakes).

Thank God I made it, because in that way, I could keep up with the tradition of giving a box to my Grandma, Uncle and Aunt. Between the 3 of them, there were only 8 pieces. I reckon that's more than enough since it's only about a week more to Mid Autumn!

I'm loving the design on this new mooncake mould, BUT I no longer have it because it was a little defective but the store ran out of stock. -______- I hope they sell this design again next year!

Pandan Flavoured Snowskin Mooncake
Sis2 prefers the pandan flavour, so I always make 2 batches - one white, one green. I personally prefer the white one but if I don't make the pandan one, she wouldn't eat any. So, 2 batches it is! ^^

To be honest, I made this when I was actually a little unwell. So I kept adding too much water to the dough. It's depressing because I know it could have been nicer. Now it's a little too sticky. (◞‸◟)

That said, the mooncakes got wiped out in 5 days, so that says something? Heh. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cinnamon Rolls

I made some Cinnamon Rolls using a No Knead Sweet Bread recipe on Sunday, because Da Jie asked me to make some. It's been a while since I've made Cinnamon Rolls. 

I'm not sure why, but the last few times I've made this bread, the texture isn't good. It's rough and dry. 

Too little oil? Too little water? 

I need to find the original recipe again (no clue where it came from) and tweak all over again. T_T

I also need to learn how to cut my cinnamon rolls so they don't turn out ugly. 

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