Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Snow Skin (Ping Pei) Mooncakes


It has already been at least 3 weeks after attending the mooncake making class at Melinda's but have not got down to making any since then. Anyway, I think we do have at least a month more to go before Mooncake festival, which I believe falls in mid September. However, since in my enthusiasm after the class and having bought some ready made lotus pastes, I finally decided to pick up my arse and did something about them.


Of all the the types of mooncakes, I reckon the snow skin ping pei ones are the easiest to make and I quite like them myself. When I told my mum that I was going to make some, she insisted that I made enough so that my brothers can take home some for their in-laws too. Oh well, I was not going to be too ambitious, hence, I made them in two batches, since both of them were not going to make it back for dinner on the same weekend.

I used the recipe which was given by Melinda for the first batch. That produced only very few mooncakes and as they were my first attempt to make them without Melinda's supervision, they were passable. Made an error in reading the recipe though. Used more pastry dough than fillings. Hence, I must say that unless you like pastry dough more than you liked fillings, those are really low grade mooncakes haha.


The second time when I made then, I used another recipe which I got off a recipe book. The quantity was a lot more as it yielded 4 large ping pei mooncakes and about 15 smaller ones. I forgot to take a copy of the recipe this morning. Will edit this post later when I do.

The pastry dough is quite yummy as it is basically the "yuen koh", soft cake that you can sometimes find at the pasar malam, night markets. They used to cost only about RM1 a bag. These days, I reckon they must cost at least RM2.60 a bag. You can still find an uncle selling them in OUG pasar malams on Thursday nights.


As I only made 4 large ones, I asked my brother if he liked the salted duck eggs. He said he did. So, I made one with 2 duck eggs especially for him. Any more eggs then i might as well just hand him the duck eggs with a clump of pastry.

I had some pastry dough left which I used a cookie cutter to cut up... mmm.. I like these as much as those with the lotus fillings :) yum yum.

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15 comments:

lottery said...
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Che-Cheh said...

Wow yum! I like salted duck eggs.

Where did you buy that Kitty mooncake mold? Cute le.

oOFooi said...

That is more like Mickey mold.. keke~~

I love the moon cake filling and those especially with salted duck egg.;0

YozoraNiteSky said...

che-cheh: haha..same as my brother.. the more salted eggs, the better. I bought the Kitty Mooncake mould from Chun Yip at Petaling Street (for RM30) but you should get it at Bagus or 8P (Cheras) or anywhere else which sells them at RM22.90 for a set (kitty, doraemon, pooh bear, garfield and one more which i cannot remember)

oofooi: ooohh.. another ducky eggy lover hor...no wonder duck eggs so laku during the chinese 8th month haha

babe_kl said...

look nice lerrr...

darn, means this month oso kenot buy salted eggs, sure very ex one :(

YozoraNiteSky said...

thank you babe.. we should have sorok a few dozens last month hor. I am going to check out the pasar pagi and the pasar tani.. hopefully they are still reasonably priced at our malay friends egg stalls :)

twosuperheroes said...

oh wow...your mooncakes look really beautiful, Y! Now I believe you don't have to buy those commercial ones already...unlike me! Haha. :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

thank you supes.. if you like, you can buy the ingredients and i will make them for you.. or better, teach you how to make them. want or not?

blueberrycheesecake said...

how do you make mooncakes? i love how it looks! I believe they also taste better! hehee..

twosuperheroes said...

Haha...paiseh have to trouble you to teach me some more.. I'm quite blur when it comes to baking! :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

blueberrycheesecake: this type of snow skin mooncakes are very very easy to learn..are you in KL? maybe you can learn together with the superheroes :). Write to me at nypl118@gmail.com and i will send you the ingredients first (if you want *smile*)

supes: not to worry my dear superS.. this is not really baking per se.. just treat it as masak masak. Will send you the recipe soon

LZmommy said...

Wow! Wish I can make mooncake too! :) I have never try and I don't think I have the time now :( Looking at your mooncake is good enough :)

YozoraNiteSky said...

LZMommy, this is the time for you to sit back and just enjoy eating the mooncakes with the family and little beanie :D. plenty of time to learn still...when you retire and the children are in college/uni :)

Judee Ann said...

hi! I'm blueberrycheesecake! =)

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi judee ann.. so this is you...a bit difficult for you to come over to learn how to make ping pei mooncakes :p.. catch you online