Bits Of Taste

Coconut MooncakeThe Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) is a popular harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese. Also making an look are their classics such as the uncommon parma ham and pork floss with assorted nuts baked mooncake (S$66 for 4), which was inspired by their flagship Italian restaurant Basilico, and their signature snowskin selections like the green tea with melon seeds (S$60 for eight pieces) and Granny Smith with lemongrass chocolate (S$60 for eight pieces).

So after quite a few hours of study and testing numerous recipes (my geeky explanation is at the really bottom of this post for these are interested), right here is the simplest, most exciting and most detailed moon cake recipe you will find on line ☺ Just like the new contemporary twist on the moon cake recipe, right here is a contemporary groovy version of a classic Chinese song ‘Moon Represent My Heart’ (月亮代表我的心) by a HongKong pop artist Khalil Fong.

Last year, apart from generating traditional baked mooncakes , piggy mooncakes and spiral mooncakes , I decided I was going to give snowskin mooncakes a different attempt to get them additional perfect (we weren’t also delighted with our very first attempt ). I also purchased a book all about mooncakes named Mooncake Sonata” by Alan Ooi and the recipes in there genuinely helped me to ideal those snowskin types.

I opted for coconut oil, which lent the fillings a nice, nuanced coconut undertone – but really feel absolutely free to use lard if you can find a good high quality version and you’re comfortable with it. Otherwise, vegetable shortening might be one more substitute, or you can just try normal oil as lengthy as you’re prepared for softer filling.

I’m going to share with you a single of the snowskin mooncakes that was truly popular when I was promoting them final year—this pandan custard snowskin mooncake. Lotus seeds are regarded as by some to be the original and most luxurious mooncake filling and is identified in all forms of mooncakes. I never have access to Hong Kong cooked glutinous rice flour but I did locate a Vietnamese brand one particular in the retailers. Properly, on the festival day itself as well a lot mooncakes can get you satiated and why not make one thing else……. Jelly or agar agar mooncake.