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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Snow skin Pure Durian Paste Moon Cake



Durian Paste Ingredients:

1000 gm. Mashed Durian Flesh
80 gm. Sugar
30 gm. Santan powder
1/2 tsp. Durian paste
2 Tbsp. Fried Glutinous Rice flour - Kuo fen
1 Tbsp. Maltose
30 gm. Oil
20 gm. Teng Mien Flour (Wheat Starch)
a few drop of yellow colouring

Method:

(1) Fry durian flesh till dry then add in sugar and santan powder and continue frying till dry.
(2) Add in maltose, essence and colouring and mix well.
(3) Finally, add in oil, fried glutinous rice flour and fry till thick.
(4) Leave aside to cool thoroughly before using.

Ingredients for Snow Skin ingredients:

150 gm. Hong Kong Fried Glutinous rice flour
200 gm. icing sugar
180 ml. cold water
40 gm. santan powder
1/4 tsp. durian paste
20 gm. shortening - Crisco
a few drops of yellow colouring

Method:

(1) Mix H.K. fried glutinous rice flour, icing sugar, santan powder and crisco shortening together.
(2) Add in cold water, essence and colouring. Mix till it becomes a dough. Leave aside to rest for 10 mins.
(3) Divide durian paste to small portions and roll into round balls.
(4) Wrap durian paste with snow skin and press into mooncake mould and then knock out.
(5) Keep in the fridge until cold and set.
(6) Slice and serve.

70 comments:

Amrita said...

aunty wats the diff btwn kao fen n HK kao fen..?

And how to make those goodwood kind of durian mooncake huh....?

yochana said...

Hong Kong Kao fen is a better quality kuo fen. It makes your snow skin softer.

huh....amrita..aunty is not so pro as to know how to make goodwood park kind of durian mooncake.

Nonetheless, if you want 100% pure durian, this is it.

rgds.

swee said...

hi aunty yochana,
i just found your site and i'm really impressed with the variety of mooncakes that you make! I'll try to make some if I can find the flours :)

cheers

yochana said...

Hi Swee,

hope you enjoy browsing through.

rgds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy, I am very impressed with all the mooncakes you came up with. Goodwood won't be able to come up with all these versions. You are a pro in your own rights.
Thanks for sharing all these lovely mooncake recipes.
Christina

yochana said...

christina,

long time never hear from you and I was wondering whether you're too buy with your daughter's exams.

Thank you for your kind and encouraging words and you always give me lots and lots of encouragement. Thanks.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Lucy, They are the ones busy with the exams. I just need to use my voice. Frankly, you are good and thats the truth, nothing but the truth.
Christina

Jen said...

hiya yochana,

i'm having problem with lotus paste again. i 'defrost' them yesterday and bake the mooncakes etc. however i still have abt 0.5kg left and i dont have fridge. so its lying on my table. do u think its still okay for me to use it today? i immediately put them into fridge when i bought them for the 1st day (because its not air pack). so u think its safe to use again? thanks

yochana said...

jen,

try to finish your lotus paste before it turn mouldy. If your lotus paste doesn't have traces of moulds, then it's ok to use.

rgds

the-incidental-chef said...

Hi yochana, where can we buy the HK fried glutionous rice flour ?

yochana said...

Hi,

You can buy the HK glutinous rice flour from sun Lik or Kwong Cheong Thye.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Aunty yo, u wouldn't believe wat i'm going to tell u!
Tis evening i bot goodwood park hotel durian snowskin mooncake, as u noe i'm durianholic :)
after my hubby ate, he said my durian mooncake is nicer, much more pure!
Thks to your generousity to share tis recipes.
Hv a blessed nite.

N2inpink

yochana said...

Of course n2inpink,

home-made and it's made with love, definitely taste better.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Is santan powder coconut powder? Any alternative for this?

Thks

Celia

yochana said...

Hi celia,

Yes santan powder is coconut powder. Just omit it if you don't like it.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Aunty thank u very much.

I will try this out on this weekend.

Celia

Yan's Delites said...

Yochana,
i cant help but drool endlessly over the lovely homemade self innovated receipes galore in your pages & blogs of wonder.

kinda rush to attempt on the various lovely moonies receipes for the greedy me.

you have a fan club member vote from me too !!!

cheers
yan

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Look so delicious... I really want to make this mooncake but nobody sell durian here, I can find durian paste though. Can I make without durian flesh? maybe add more glutinous flour? Do you know how to make homemade kao fen? I cannot find kao fen here. Thanks,

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

I don't know how to make kao fen. Just omit the durian flesh if you don't have durians over there. You can use chempedak instead.

rgds

Lisa Tan said...

Hi Aunty,

I intend to do some durian mooncake tomorrow , can I cook the durian paste today and use it tomorrow ? Must I keep in the fridge or under room temp will do ?
Thank You... Sorry for the trouble , my time very limited cos I have a little baby boy to look after , can only do when he is sleeping or not around.Ha..

yochana said...

Hi Lisa,

Normally I will cook the paste a day ahead before making the snow skin durian mooncake.

Wow...cute little baby boy huh..

rgds

Lisa Tan said...

Hi Aunty ,
I had just gone to prepare the ingredient of the durian paste.I will cook the paste tonight when my bb has slept , so I can just leave it under room temp ,no need to keep in the fridge , right?Thank you for your reply . It is so nice to have someone like you to ask when we have questions , and so kind of you to share with everybody . Thanks for your precious time.

yochana said...

You're most welcome Lisa.

If you are using tomorrow , then you don't have to put in the fridge but if you want to keep for a few days, you have to keep in the fridge. I prefer not to keep in the fridge because of condensation. I don't like the wet feeling on the paste.

rgds

ChezzyHeart said...

Hi Aunty,
May i ask what is Maltose?
Can buy from sunlik as well? thks =)

kim

yochana said...

Hi chezzyheart,

maltose is actually sugar cooked into a thick amber coloured paste or nowadays we also have the crystal clear maltose. You can buy it from wet market. I'm not too sure whether sun lik sells it. Try Phoon huat or NTUC, Giant.

rgds

Jas said...

Hi aunty yo,

i would like to fry some of this durian paste to keep.

May i know, how should i store them? How long can i keep them for?

Thanks, u have a great weekend!

yochana said...

Hi jas,

don't keep too long. It will turn mouldy. Try to eat it fresh.

rgds

corine chan said...

Hi Yochana

For durian paste can i substitute: 1)maltose with honey or mooncake syrup? 2)Teng mien flour can change to any other flour?

Many thks ahead for your help.

c.c.

yochana said...

Hi c.c.

Use golden syrup to replace maltose.

For tang mien flour, replace it with Tapioca flour.

rgds

corine said...

Dear Yochana,

May i know those left over criso need to put in frigde?

For yr traditonal mooncake recipe can make how many pcs?


many thanks....

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi,

Leftover crisco no need to keep in the fridge.

Traditional mooncake recipe can make about 17 to 18 pieces.

rgds

Ashley said...

Hihi, A bit Shua Gu here... need to ask a few questions. :)
- Fry durian flesh = without oil right? the fire should be small or medium? usually how long does it take to fry?
- Fried Glutinous Rice flour = we need to fry the glutinous rice flour? Or it's just the rice flour (kou fen) from the packet?
- How many durian mooncakes (Small) can this make?
- Can all of the ingredients be bought from phoon huat/NTUC?

Thanks!!! :)

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Ashley,

Fry the durian meat over low heat. No need to fry the glutinous rice flour. Just add it in straight from the packet.

I suggest that you buy your ingredients for mooncakes either from Sun Lik or Kwong Cheong Thye which I did. The one you suggested might not give you the same result as mine.

Rgds

You Fei said...

Hi aunty!

if i dun wish to add santan powder, do i need to replace with with anything? or jus omit it entirely without replacing with anything?

thanks!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi You Fei,

you can just omit it.

rgds

Szee Lynn said...

Hi Aunty
Great blog!! I wish to ask, can i reduce your pure durian snowskin mooncake recipe to yield less mooncakes? Will halving the recipe work for an end result of half of mooncakes as per recipe? Cos i have a small mooncake mould and I think I might end up with alot of mooncakes using your recipe.
Thanks and regards,
Lynn

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

For this recipe, can we add tang mien flour? Can I just smesh up the durian flesh, to get pure durian paste
Btw, you posted different snow skin moon cake with different amount of each ingretients, which is soft & good snow skin? Thanks

anonymous

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Lynn,

of course you can cut down to yield a smaller quantity. i think normally 1 recipe will get slightly more than 12 pieces depending on the size of your mould.

rgds

Szee Lynn said...

Hi Aunty
Its lynn again, thanks for your prompt reply. I live in Melbourne and I have difficulty finding the wheat starch for the recipe. However, I found wheat flour from the asian grocery here, on the packet label it says wheat flour for pastries and biscuits. (from indonesia) Is it ok to substitute wheat flour for wheat starch in this recipe?

Thanks again,
Lynn

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Lynn.

Wheat flour might not be the same as wheat starch...

just omit it if you don't have it .

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,
May I know if I can use this durian filling for traditional mooncake? Thanks.

Regards,
Yen Li

Karen said...

Hello Aunty Yochana,

Thank you for directing me to your recipe site! You mentioned that your supplies are from Sun Lik / Kwong Cheong Thye. Will I be able to get all of them (including paste) from Sun Lik?

I'm hoping to try making the snowskin mooncakes with ready-made paste 1st as it's my 1st try and I have no baking experience since I don't have an oven.. :)

Thank you!!!
Karen

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Karen,

Oh yes, you definitely can get all the supplies from them. Sun Lik has also a lot of cake baking utensils and ingredients.

rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

Oh Yes yen Li,

You can use this paste for Traditional Mooncakes.

rgds

You Fei said...

Hi aunty,

Would like to give this recipe a try soon. May I know what kind of oil to use?

Regards,
You Fei

janis said...

hi aunty yochana, can i omit the shortening? will it make a very big difference? your recipes are awesome by the way :)

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi You Fei,

You can use either cornoil or peanut oil.

rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi janis,

without shortening, it will be sticky.
rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

hi janis

It's a must to add in shortening otherwise the snow skin will be sticky.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy,

Made these mooncakes last night. The taste is out of this world....sooo durianlicious!!

Followed your recipe closely for the durian paste filling and the snow skin.Thank you for a great recipe and for being the patient teacher and mentor. I've learnt alot from you.

Cheers
Jeannie

Aunty Yochana said...

Thumbs up Jeannie...

rgds

Anonymous said...

aunty o ,
y using crisco ? wat;s the different if use lam soon shortening?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Really enjoy yr blog. wan to check wat is santan powder? can i get from phoon huat? and also i make the traditional moon cake but the skin turn out hard. i use the brand lyles golden syrup. can advise me wat went wrong? and also are u teaching or giving lesson i wan to learn baking. can email me at joeietan@gmail.com. tks so much
joeie

Anonymous said...

hi aunt, wat is santan powder? and also i tried making traditional mooncake but skin hard. i use lyles brand syrup. possible to let me know why? and do u take in student or have baking lesson? i am keen to learn. tks joeie

kelly said...

helloo aunty

u didnt mention when to add in tang mien flour for the durian paste i think. is it together with the kao fen?

thx alot ah.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Kelly

sorry I missed that out. yes mix it together with the kao fen.

rgds

kelly said...

yay thank u for your reply! just in time for me to try to make it tonight :D

thank u for e recipe, im sure it will turn out nice!

sk said...

hi aunt yochana,
first time trying to make snowskin durian mooncake.
a few questions here...
you said ' add in maltose, essence...'
what is essence? are you referring to the 1/2 tsp durian paste?
same for the snow skin ingredients....1/4 tsp durian paste... to add where???? in your methods, you didn't mention.

For your 'white snow skin mooncake', you said something like...mix kao fen, tang mien flour and shortening together by the rubbing-in method...
what is rubbing-in method?
sorri, i am new, dont really understand these baking terms...hope you can enlighten me.

last but not least, thanks so much.
wish you and family have a wonderful mooncake festival!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty yochana,
like to check with u. for ur durian mooncake recipe, how many mini mooncake can u make out of it? also is there any taste difference using tapioca starch rather then tang mien flour? I actually intend to use tapioca starch cos i can use it in my other cooking.By omiting santan powder will it affect the overall taste and lastly, is durian paste mean durian essence? sorry for troubling u with the questions. I would appreciate very much if u could answer my questions. thanks in advance. rdgs kitty

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Kitty

do not use tapioca flour to replace tang mien flour.

Durian paste is an essence.

You can omit santan powder. it won't affect the taste.

rgds

mummyjeannie said...

Hi Aunty Yochana
I'm a new fan of yours. Went straight out to get the stuff to try out this recipe. Thou only got them from Phoon Huat, I already love how the recipe turned out. Just 1 small little prob....how do you make the mold design standout more prominently? Mine was very vague after turning out the mooncakes. Or are there "better quality" molds to use? Also, how long can these snowskin mooncakes be stored? Tks for yr advice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

I still don't understand what is durian paste :( is it like the packet of lotus paste that can be bought at phoon huat or sun lik?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous

Durian paste is a small bottle essence. Can get from sun lik at 33 seah street.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

thank you for sharing the recipe. i'm at my 1st attempt now. Do i use an electric mixer when mixing the ingredients? Please advise. Thank you very much. ivy

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi ivy,

Just use your hands to mix will do.
do not use a mixer to do.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunt Yochana,

Many thanks for your prompt advice. Looking forward to your announcements on classes you would be conducting. Thanks very much!
ivy

Anonymous said...

Hello!! Search the webpage for snowskin durian mooncake and walla!! Found yours!! Just to find out how to fry the duriang flesh, don't the flesh is going to be very soft and sticky to the frying pan? Do we use oil to fry? Thinking of making the mooncake this weekends.

Daffy

Sam said...

Hi dear Aunty Yochana,

I have a question:-
Do i need to cook the dough after "Mixing H.K. fried glutinous rice flour, icing sugar,crisco shortening together with cold water, essence and colouring"???

And many thanks to you and ur blog as i manage to get all the mooncake ingredients from Sun Lik yeaterday which i hv difficulties looking for at ntuc fairprice. It really save me lots of time.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi

After mixing all the ingredients together , do not cook them. The kuo fen is already cooked when u buy from sun lik.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunty Yochana

Thank you very much for your recipe. I tried it and although the skin was bad but it's probably my skill. However, the filling turns out like the long tube durian 'cake' that is sold in supermarkets and tourist shops. I followed the recipe closely except that I substituted with vegetable oil and golden syrup. Please advise. Thank you.