Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recipe: Mooncake Skin

As from the previous post, the humble Chef Gan shared with us how to make mooncake skin. We had a chance to master the techniques of wrapping the fillings with mooncake skin too!

Ingredients for the skin:
750 gram flour
600 gram golden syrup
 15-20 gram alkaline water
150 gram oil

**Remember to save extra flour for dusting purposes.

Mooncake Mould

 Mix all the ingredients together except alkaline water, which is to be added at last when you mix other ingredients completely.
 Knead until everything is mixed well together
 Use scraper for better dough handling.

About 50 balls of dough can be made using the measurement provided

Cover the dough balls with plastic wrap. Set aside for at least 3 hours.

Smaller shaped ball is the mooncake skin dough, while the bigger shaped ball is the filling. We used white lotus paste.

Knead the dough into round shape using roller. Dust some flour to avoid flour sticking.

Wrap the filling with mooncake skin until become ball-shaped mooncake
 Dust some flour into the mould to prevent sticking.
 Here's a detailed view of the mould

 Put it inside and press till become flat
 Knock out the mooncake carefully
 Here you go, Chef Gan's handmade mooncake
 Bloggers getting hands on to enjoy the experience. Had so much of fun and laughter with them!

 Came out pretty good looking! =D

 Group photo with Chef Gan. Photo credits to Hu Boon

Lastly, we get to bring home freshly baked, own-made White Lotus Paste Mooncake.

Thank you Resorts World Genting and Nuffnang for the great opportunity.

My dad couldn't resist and gobbled up the whole mooncake, even before I had a chance to photograph the interior look XD He commented it was well-wrapped, I'm satisfied =D


Cindy said...

i feel my mooncake skin is a big hard...probably its been left on the table too long eh?

M Ỡ Қ ҝ ¥ said...

Hmm maybe? My dad is the only one who ate the mooncake that I brought back. He didn't comment about anything bad.