Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮月饼)
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.
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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