Custard Snowskin Mooncake ‘Apples’

Snowskin MooncakeI have been seeking for recipes that do not contain the usage of shortening for snowskin mooncakes, simply because shortening is, effectively, 1 of the worst factors we could ever use in baking. The mooncakes from this Teochew confectionary shop are laboriously created by hand, resulting in perfectly light and flaky skin with wealthy, smooth filling. Put all the durian flesh, icing sugar and cream in a meals processor, blend until your desired texture. That some thing seasonal” that my mother requested earlier, I ended up making a purple yam snow skin and filled it with homemade fig paste and almonds.

Here we’ve rounded up five of the best snow skin mooncakes, chosen for innovation and flavour. The White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk Snow Skin Mooncake features a smooth and delightfully sweet white lotus seed paste while the Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin Mooncake, a perennial favourite, is a divine blend of pandan and the deep caramel flavour of palm sugar. For the traditionalists, enjoy the time-honoured Baked Mooncake with White Lotus Paste and Single ($76 / box of 4) or Double Yolks ($79 / box of 4), which are produced utilizing only the best lotus seeds. Thank you for visiting my blog which particulars my culinary adventures from my kitchen in Singapore.

Other snowskin flavours contain Pandan White Lotus Seed Paste with Champagne Chocolate ($52 / box of 6), Soursop and Chocolate Crunch ($52 / box of 6), Green Tea Paste & Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate ($52 / box of 6), and Peranakan Durian ($52 / box of 6). As I have received a lot of emails about this: my big wooden mooncake molds ( noticed here from final year’s post on my Flickr) was purchased from Hong Kong.

Haha, durian IS surely an acquired taste, you either really like it or hate it. I personally wasn’t that fond of the durian filling, rather have the fresh fruit anytime! For conventional baked mooncake purists, SUCRE has integrated in this year’s offerings the following: White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seeds, White Lotus Seed with Single/Double Yolks, and Mixed Nuts.

From now till August 25, 2015, all four or 8-piece mooncake box purchases are entitled to a 25 percent Early Bird discount. This mooncake is particularly decadent and dessert-like, excellent for a post mid-autumn dinner treat. Guests could purchase Shang Palace’s mooncakes at the lobby of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore from 17 August to 27 September 2015 and at retail booths positioned at purchasing malls island-wide, such as Takashimaya, VivoCity, Jurong Point and Parkway Parade, to name a handful of. Spot the ball in the center and cover entirely with skin dough pinch to seal.