Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Homemade Hello Kitty Ping Pei Mooncake (2nd Trial)


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.
While waiting for the dough, I took the tiramisu paste and make them into small round balls.  After 20 minutes, I rolled the dough into small balls.  Next, flatten the skin, put the paste in the middle and wrapped around it.  Lastly I put them in my hello kitty cookie cutter and here comes my hello kitty ping pei moon cake :P

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!

14 comments:

  1. Oooo, very nice!! I'd love to try them ;)

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    1. Look nice, only. Taste wise so-so...:P

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  2. I added you in my blog list. I love all your bento set. so cute and colourful.

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    1. Thank you for adding me. I love your baking too! You are a baking pro!

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  3. It's very nice!! I didn't know there's ping pei pre-mix in the bakery shop. This looks very easy to make... no cooking and baking... perfect for me hehe. Homemade ones are so much better than those sold outside... some more so expensive!

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    1. Yeah, nowadays mooncakes are so expensive!

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  4. Hello kitty mooncake~ This mouthless cat is very famous from lantern to now, mooncake, hehehe!

    Nice one!

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    1. Yaya...I think when my princess is older, she might love this more than my lil prince :)

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  5. so convenient! Can just buy the pre-mix and fillings.

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    1. Yup, that's why lazy mummy like me give it a try...hehehehe no need to bake.

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