Wow! I can’t quite remember when was my last post! It had been a real busy month with an even busier month ahead! Time seems to have zoomed past…
But in spite of those, I managed to squeeze out some time to try making snowskin mooncake! It’s going to be my first time so I ain’t sure how will it turn out. Anyway, visited Phoon Huat during one of my lunch time and I realised that they had everything pre-mixed together!
Here’s what I bought from there:- Snow skin premix (that comes with the instructions), shortening and the paste. I bought the sugar free (for diabetes) white lotus paste since my parents and aunties doesn’t like it too sweet. Oh yes, though it says sugar free but there actually is some kind of sugar inside.
So after measuring out the ingredients, we proceeded with mixing it up based on the instructions on the packet. I only took a quarter of it to try out as I didn’t want the whole packet to go to waste if I made any mistake.
There she goes mixing it and it was horrible. Why? The instructions say to mix premix with water, then followed by the shortening and colours. Bad way. The shortening ended up took a long while to mix with the dough. And the colours doesn’t blend well either.
It took us a long while before we get to roll out the ready dough.
And here is our mooncake from our first attempt!
Cut it open and the grandma was like, “How can the skin be that thick?!”
Thus on another day, we tried again. And I am pretty sure we improved by tons! In case if you want the snowskin to be thin, weigh the dough to be around 15g, while the paste is about 26g to 30g. Mix the premix with shortening first, before the water and colouring. It will be a bliss!
Looks nice? Here’s our rabbit, dog and cow mooncake! Let’s hope I got the time to make the 12 zodiacs!