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Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮月饼)

Snow Skin Mooncake
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It’s almost the time of year for mooncake as the Chinese will be celebrating Mid-Autumn festival (中秋节) on Sept 12. The markets and stores are filled with various brands and forms of mooncake. I have never attempted to make mooncake at home but my contributor Siew Loon is so talented that she even makes her own mooncake. Check out these gorgeous looking snow skin mooncake. Enjoy! (If you wish to buy mooncake, click the link. This pork jerky is also great with mooncake.)

Time flies and in 2 weeks time we will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival. The history Mid-Autumn festival can be found at this link. This year the Mid-Autumn festival will be celebrated on September 12. This festival is also commonly known as Mooncake Festival. There are so many varieties of mooncakes these days and honestly I have lost count of it. Like every other year, I will make some mooncakes to be given away as gifts to friends and relatives. Instead of the traditional mooncakes, there was a special request from a very close friend to do Snowskin Mooncakes with natural ingredients. It came as a challenge, and I finally decided  to use carrots, dragonfruits and screwpine leaves. I thought it will be great to share with our Rasa Malaysia readers.

Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮月饼)

Snowskin mooncake is a non-baked mooncake which is commonly eaten cold and fresh. It has a elastic, chewy and soft skin. It is made of Cooked Glutinous Rice flour (Gao Fen) which you can get at any Asian grocery shops or bakery supply shops. This is a must try recipe for those who loves Snowskin Mooncakes.

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  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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