Snow skin mooncake 冰皮月餅

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Snowskin mooncake is a type of mooncake that needs no baking. Although having Chinese origins, it is also widely available in Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia. Using 4 ingredients & an easy recipe, create soft mochi-like texture skin mooncakes with any filling of your choice.

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Snowskin mooncakes in 3 colours

Snowskin mooncake without shortening

For this recipe, you can use any vegetable shortening as it helps the mooncake to lớn retain its shape when chilled. Avoid using margarine as the flavour will overpower the taste of the mooncake. If you vị not have shortening in hand, replace it with colourless vegetable oil. I recommend using 20g of oil & gradually adding the remaining 10g if the dough is still dry.

Substitute for cooked glutinous rice flour

This is not to lớn be mistaken with the common glutinous rice flour. Cooked glutinous rice flour is a special flour which is often used in Chinese sweets. You can buy it from Asian grocers or make them yourself by frying the glutinous flour in a dry pan over medium heat. It will take about 5 lớn 8 minutes for the flour to turn into a light shade of yellow. Once it does, let it cool khổng lồ room temperature.

The dough cracks/too dry

When the dough keeps cracking, it indicates that the dough is too dry. If you are making a large batch of mooncakes, the dough should be covered with a piece of damp cloth và avoid placing the dough under direct wind or fan.

To make the dough pliable again, địa chỉ cửa hàng a few drops of water at a time và knead khổng lồ evenly spread the moisture. The perfect dough should be smooth and flexible.

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Perfect dough for crystal mooncakes

Mooncake moulds and a substitute

To give it the signature look, you need to get the mooncake moulds. They can be bought online or at local bakery stores if you are in Asia. I used a mould that is of 6 cm in diameter & 4 cm in height.

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If you vị not want lớn buy the mould for a one time off mooncake making session, use a ramekin or any small bowl & lightly press the filled dough lớn create a round shape. It will not be perfect but vày not let the absence of the mould stop you from making these pretty sweets.

Filling and flavour ideas for snowskin mooncakes

The skin of the mooncake has a very mild flavour. Adding colouring or flavouring of your choice is an option. Knead in some liquid natural food dye or flavouring & mix evenly.

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Colour your snowskin mooncakes

Lately, you may be able to lớn find creative flavours but the classic ones are lotus paste & red bean. Some other filling which you can opt for are custard, chestnut paste, mung bean paste & even ice cream!

How to lớn eat snowskin mooncake?

Snowskin mooncake is normally best enjoyed when it is chilled. Refrigerating them helps to solidify its shape so that it does not soften when cut. It is best lớn enjoy them with a cup of tea as the light bitterness from the drink will help to lớn balance the sweetness of the mooncakes.

How long can snowskin mooncakes be kept?

These mooncakes may go bad if not kept properly. If you spot molds on the mooncakes, it is best to lớn discard them. Their shelf life can be extended for up khổng lồ 2 weeks if kept in a dry airtight container. Storing them in this manner is very important to lớn keep the snowskin soft.

Snowskin mooncakes can be frozen for up to a month too. However, freeze them individually or they will stick together. Once they are firm, transfer them into freezer bags or an airtight container.

Halal, vegan và gluten-free

Yes, this snowskin mooncake is halal, vegan và gluten-free. Since it is not an adapted recipe, you can be sure of the authentic flavours.