Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jelly Mooncake



Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching and it is time to savour mooncakes again. There are many selections in the market, the traditional mooncakes(baked skin) and the modern mooncakes(snow skin, jelly or ice-cream). Do you notice that we could have dumplings(bak chang) all over the years, but not mooncakes? Mooncakes are only available for 1-2months in a year.

For the recent long weekend(Mederka Day), I spent most of my time making 4 flavours of jelly mooncakes. This time my mum suggested to make it. After my first attempt 6 years ago, there will be request to make it every year. One of the year, I even made more than 100 boxes. Even tough I was a bit relunctant and was complaining all the way(I was not feeling well), but I was very happy with the outcome.


My recipe made 20-24 boxes. For this recipe, you will need egg yolk mould, small mooncake jelly mould and big mooncake jelly mould. I had 2, 3 and 6 of these moulds. We split out the works to 3 days. On Saturday, we made the egg yolk(2 rounds to get enough egg yolks). Then on Sunday, we prepared the 4 fillings, red bean, mango, sweet corn and caramel lotus. So on Monday, we were more relaxing(not quite also). We made the mooncake jelly(4 different colors) and packed them in boxes.

I would suggest to split the works to at least two days. One day for egg yolk and fillings. Another day to finish the mooncakes. I will share my 6-years experience recipe in the next post. Meanwhile, here is some of the photos taken during the making. Enjoy!








18 comments:

Suting said...

can i order some?
looks so tasty!
even my friend beside me ask where can buy it!

Selba said...

The colors are so beautiful :)

soo sean said...

Hi Suting,
Haha. How am I suppose to deliver to you? I saw people selling jelly mooncake before, so I am sure your friend can find it in Johor.

Hi Selba,
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Normally I cut one jelly mooncake to 4 pieces. Then you could see the cross section, the egg yolk, the filling and the outer skin. It looks exactly like the normal mooncake. I will post the photos when I blog about the recipe later.

Suting said...

haha,i just want urs^-^
nvm, while i eat mooncake, i look at ur blog lor. sure will taste nicer.

soo sean said...

Hi Suting,
For that you have to come to Penang. But need to give advance notice as it takes 2 day to make it and can only last 3 days. :)

Suting said...

kk,when i going,sure inform u!
btw, i stil din buy the sofa.
stil considering since nt rush.

soo sean said...

Ok, np.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

ah.... so I am in Penang, So have it deliver? ^-^

soo sean said...

You are a bit late. I made the jelly mooncake on 31st August and now it is 8th Sept. It could only last for 3 days. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I chance upon yr blog while finding for jelly mooncake recipe.

Wow yours very nice. esp teh colour and the colour...but cant see the inner filling.

Care to share your recipe....wait until neck long long liao...

Regards
Irene
irenegoh2003@yahoo.com

soo sean said...

Hi Irene,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I had posted the recipe at a newer post. However, I am sorry that I do not have the photos of the cross section. My hard disk crashed right after I posted the jelly mooncake, so I had lost all my recent photos.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Thanks. You are so kind to share with us so openly.
Cos my small family dont really eat alot of the traditional mmoncake. So i though to try jelly mooncake...this time round...

Thank you so much, and it such a waste we cant browse those pics...i enjoy looking at the process or step pics...it so nice n it will motivate us fm making it.

Regards
Irene

Anonymous said...

Hi Soo sean,

May i check with you..why these jely mooncake can only last for 3 days ? Is it becos of the coconut milk or fresh milk ? How abt those recipe "without" coconut milk or fresh milk, can it be last longer ?

Care to share why ?

Regards
IRene

Anonymous said...

Sorry Soo sean,
It me again..i miss out something..your recipe stated:

Mooncake skin(Make about 24)
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Ingredients:
21/2 tbsp agar-agar powder
2l pandan flavoured water(Boiled water with pandan leaves)

The 21 pandan flavoured water is refering to 21pcs of pandan leaves or 2ML water with how many pieces of pandan leave ?

DO you have any email...so ican email you directly as i'm keen in trying out yr recipe...as it look nice n delicious..

Sorry for asking too much question...newbie in jelly making.

Regards
Irene

soo sean said...

Hi Irene,

I am glad that you are going to try out the menu. Let me know the result later. Your comments on the post actually sent to my email. Anyway my email is soo_sean@hotmail.com.

I think even without the milk/coconut, jelly without preservatives also can not last more than few days.

Answer for your question. It is actually slightly more than 2 litres of water boiled with 6-8 pandan leaves. You just have to make sure that after removing the pandan leaves, you still have 2 litres of water.

Good luck in your jelly mooncake making. And wait for your good news. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Are you still selling these jelly mooncake? Are they a little harder/ firmer than the normal jelly? Anyway. Could I have you contact and make order soon.

Thanks.

soo sean said...

Hi,

I do not make it for business, although there was one year I did that. Sorry about it. You can try to search for it in the market, I think there is.

The jelly is exactly the same as agar-agar texture, but the filling will be more concentrated.

Thuy Ho said...

hi there! where can i get the egg yolk mould in Califonia, US? thanks