Last year I tried making my own ping pei mooncake but it didn't turn out nice. This year I gave it another try again. As usual, lazy mummy like me prefer to do everything cepat-cepat (fast), so I bought the ready made snow skin premix and the lotus paste. Nowadays, you can get this snow skin premix from any bakery shop.
This year instead of getting the red bean lotus paste, I opt for tiramisu lotus paste as I wanted to try something different. For this recipe, I just need to add water, shortening, colouring. I didn't want to use any artificial colouring this round, and since I only have red cherries in my fridge, I chopped them into pieces and mix together with the dough to get the 'pink' colour. You can still see some tiny bits of cherries in my dough.
The instructions were written on the pack. First - pour the mixture into a bowl, add in water, stir and add shortening. After adding the shortening, I added my red cherries and knead the dough. Let it rest for 15 minutes to 50 minutes.
I think my mooncake was a bit thick, I still need lots of practice on how to wrapped the filling inside as I found it so difficult to wrapped it and also to make the shape of the hello kitty look nice. I felt that my snow skin is not smooth. Still haven't figured out why....hmmmmm.....Well, next year I guess I should go for mooncake making class!
Overall, I do enjoy the experience of making my own mooncakes ^__^. Here are some of the hello kitty snow skin mooncake and also some traditional ones :P.
This is how it looks like with tiramisu lotus paste. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!