Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Snowskin Mooncakes



Snowskin Mooncake

Ingredients for Filling:

1 kg of lotus paste
50 gm of melon seed (toasted for 10 mins at 180C)

Mix the two ingredients together.

Ingredients for Snow Skin:

150g Kou Fen/Hong Kong Fried Glutinous rice flour
200g icing sugar
160 ml cold water (no need to use up all)
1/2 tsp banana essence
50g shortening - Crisco
a few drops of colouring (optional)


(1) Mix H.K. fried glutinous rice flour, icing sugar and crisco shortening together.
(2) Add in essence and colouring into the water but you may not need to use up all the water. Stop when you get a nice soft dough. Leave aside to rest for 30 mins.
(3) Divide lotus paste to small portions and roll into round balls. (Note: you can keep the paste balls in the fridge to harden it for easy wrapping.)
(4) Wrap paste with snow skin and press into mooncake mould and then knock out.
(5) Keep in the fridge until cold and set.
(6) Slice and serve.


Family First said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. Not sure if I have the courage to try now (a bit late huh?) but maybe next year ... or maybe next month .. why wait till its festival time to enjoy what you wanna enjoy right?

Anonymous said...

What is Kou Fen/Hong Kong Glutinous Rice Flour? I am in Toronto, don't think we have that here. Is there a substitute?

Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Hugbear said...

Kou Fen is glutinous rice flour that has been fried already. It is already cooked so that is why you only need to mix with icing sugar, shortening, water and essence and it can be eaten. If you cannot find ready bought kou fen, you can just fry the normal glutinous rice flour like how you use fry the tapioca flour to make kueh bangkit.

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i ask a Qn regarding the non bake oreo cheesecake recipe? The gelatine needed, is it agar agar powder or is it the powder made out of beef skin? I got the latter as the person from phoon huat said that was gelatine

Hugbear said...

Hi Mellie, gelatine is the latter.

Anonymous said...

hi hugbear,

besides making snowskin, what can we do with the cooked glutinous rice flour?



Anonymous said...

Hi, yr recipes are awesome!

Cud you please let me know the recipe for the durian paste mooncake (the fillings).

thanks Much!

Hugbear said...

Hi Laura, I did not follow any recipe for the durian filling. What I did was to mix fresh durian blended into the lotus paste. If you do this, you need to be very careful because depending on how much you add to the lotus paste, the paste will be very soft and it will not be easy to roll into a ball and wrap. The lotus paste will be very soft. When I did this, I freeze the durian paste before I start to wrap them with the snowskin.

PEBBLES - the Lord's beloved said...

Hi Hugbear,

What is the brand of Hong Kong fried glutinous rice flour that you use?

I have bought glutinous rice flour from NTUC supermarket before (to make tapioca kueh, etc) but I do not seem to recall seeing Hong Kong fried glutinous rice flour in NTUC supermarket.

Hugbear said...

Pebbles, I bought the HK glutious rice flour from Sun Lik at Seah Street.

Anonymous said...


I bot a pack of Kou fen from Phoon Huat. Is it already cooked? co it din say on the pack. Its my 1st time trying mooncakes. hope you can enlighten me. :p


Hugbear said...

The Kou Fen from PH should be cooked already. Make sure you did not buy the premix. If it is the premix kou fen, then no need to add anymore sugar.

Anonymous said...

Baking mum

You made your own lotus paste or you bought them ? For the melon seed, did you buy them at PH too ? Coz i dun remember seeing melon seed at NTUC.

Am to tempted to try this out...


Hugbear said...

Tibits1, I bought the lotus paste. The melon seed is bought from Phoon Huat. You must toast the melon seed before you use them.

Anonymous said...

Hi baking mum,

Do you think if i were to mix some rum into the lotus paste and add some rasins to my mooncake it will taste like the rum and rasins mooncake that are selling in the shop :P


Hugbear said...

Tibits1, soak the raisins in rum for a few hours or 1 to 2 days depending on how strong the taste you want. Add this rum-soaked raisins into the lotus paste.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

These are beautiful. If I only have normal glutinous rice flour, how long should I fry the flour in a pan for? How do I know when it is done? I don't want to make people eat raw flour!!

Thanks :)

Himura S. said...

Hello! Is it must to add banana essence in the snowskin mixture? Can I use other essences?

Hugbear said...

No, you can use other kind of essence. Example, for pandan lotus paste, some will use pandan essence. Actually it depends on what the filling is going to be. If it is chocolate lotus paste, some people will add chocolate emulco.

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