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Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮月饼)

Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮月饼)


Snow Skin Mooncake Recipe

Makes 8 Mooncakes


Mooncake Skin

130g Cooked Glutinous Rice Flour (Gao Fen) Sifted
160g powdered sugar
130 ml boiled carrot, dragonfruit juice or screwpine leaves juice
2 Tbsp fresh milk
1 Tbsp shortening (I use Crisco)


1 kg Moocake paste  (Red Bean, Lotus, Green tea)
80g melon seeds (lightly toasted)

Note: The filling is available at bakery supply shop in Malaysia and Singapore. For those of you who wants to make the lotus paste, you can get the recipe from here.


Squeeze the juice and heat till boiling point. Cool the juice in fridge for about 4-6 hours.
Sieve together the icing sugar and cooked glutinous flour.
Add in the shortening. Combine until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Add in the juice and milk. Mix to a soft and smooth dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough in 60g and roll into a ball. Wrap each ball with cling wrap until ready to use.

Add melon seeds to mooncake paste.
Roll it tightly into a ball of 120g each.

To make Mooncakes

Lightly dust hands with cooked glutinous rice flour. Flatten the dough. Place the filling into the center of the dough.
Wrapped it up tightly and seal the edges.
Put in a floured mooncake mould. Tap and remove it.
Chill for at least 6 hours before serving.

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42 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Oooh. I miss mooncakes! I want to make my own but not sure if I can handle making my own lotus paste from scratch, lol. Thanks for the recipe though, will come in handy if I do end up making some.

  2. jackie

    These are absolutely beautiful and all natural too! I’m here in the States and am wondering what dragonfruit and screwpine leaves juices are. I know what dragonfruit and screwpine leaves are themselves, just am not familiar with “juice”. Are these easily found in the States in that form are is this something we make? Thanks for the great post!

  3. Oh Bee, these mooncakes are beautiful! I will have to try making some of these myself.

    Where can you find the mooncake molds? And how did you extract the juice from the dragonfruit and screwpine leaves? Did you juice them yourself?

    • siewloon

      Melissa, mooncake moulds can be found at Chinese grocery shops at this time of the year or any shops specializing in baking materials.
      I use a juicer to extract the juice.

  4. Sri

    Where do I buy cooked glutinous rice flour from? I have never seen it in supermarkets or provision shops in my country.

  5. Lydia

    The mooncakes look so pretty. I can’t find any snow skin mooncake here in US. Anyone know if any store in Texas sells the paste? How do you cook the glutinous rice flour? Thanks!

  6. Lynx

    Very nice! Can I substitute the Crisco for something else? I’m not fond of the grease idea. Yet would love to try it out! Thanks!

  7. saychinso

    dear bee,
    i find your blog very interesting. making mooncake is definitely taking food interest to the ultimate. keep up the fun work . saychin.

  8. LeeLee

    Hi… just to double your recipe… it says kou fen 1300g… is that correct?… seems a bit too much as compare to the ratio with other ingredients. Is it a typo? Please let me know. Thanks. LeeLee :-)

  9. Ching

    Just made the snow skin mooncakes! They taste amazing – their skin is smooth, silk and spring-y! It’s as good as store bought, if not better. Thank you Bee for sharing the recipe! To make things easier, I actually substituted lotus paste with store bought red bean paste, and salty egg yolk on the inside :D

  10. annalo

    Dear Rasa,
    I am curios about the glutinous rice u mentioned cook. Do I just use a wok and pour glutinous rice flour in the wok and stir the flour with high heat??

  11. Kit

    Hi there! can you advise on where one can buy lotus paste in northern california or online (within the US)? i can’t seem to find any resources. Thanks in advance!

  12. Juliet

    Hi, I followed the recipe but there was too much liquid. The dough did not turn up but it was just molten liquid mass. What do you suggest I do? Maybe I should have added the liquid in parts and not altogether to form the dough? Thank you. Regards, juliet

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