Monday, August 29, 2016

Sweet Potatoes Loaf


I think I am pretty productive lately, baking 1 loaf of bread after another! I truly enjoy the scent that filled the whole house every morning when I wake up!

My mom cooked some sweet potatoes tong sui over the weekend & we couldn't finish it, I packed it home & had in my mind that I was gonna bake a sweet potato loaf with it & I did! 

This is very yummy!!



Sweet Potatoes Loaf

 
Ingredients :
135ml milk (fresh/ full cream/ low fat/ your choice)
150gm mashed sweet potatoes
1 egg
360gm bread flour
50gm butter
50gm sugar (brown/ castor), on the right
1/2 teaspoon salt, on the left
1.5 teaspoon instant yeast, dig a well in the middle

Directions :
  1. Place all the ingredients in the breadmaker according to the sequence stated above.
  2. Place the sugar on the right side while the salt on the left, for the yeast, please dig a well in the middle of the flour & place in it. 
  3. Settings: 
       (i) Bake mode : "Sweet"
      (ii) Loaf size : "Big"
     (iii) Crust : "Light OR Medium" (depending on how dark & 
           crispy you would like it to be)








 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Honey Oat Bread



 
Oh wow!! I really don't remember when did I write my last post!! I'm so glad I finally have time to write something about it now!!!

As shared on my Facebook page earlier, I miss using my breadmaker, I miss being able to smell the fragrant aroma of the freshly baked bread when I wake up in the morning. And so, I took out my breadmaker on the very same day & decided to bake something!!! I'm so glad I did!

I didn't get to take a picture of it! LOL

I woke up in the morning smelling that familiar fragrant aroma of the freshly baked bread! Hmmmm... it smells so gooood!!! I didn't manage to take a picture of it though, because my hubby & the kiddos were already enjoying them before I got my lazy butt off the bed! LOL! 

The loaf was gone within the same day!! I am so happy! The last thing I want was leftover. ;)

And so, I think I should definitely bake more after this!


It would taste better if it's a tad sweeter! :p



Honey Oat Bread

 
Ingredients :
100gm milk (fresh/ full cream/ low fat/ your choice)
2-3 tablespoons of honey diluted with 50ml of water
30gm whipped cream
1 egg
240gm high protein flour
80gm cake flour
1 cup rolled oat
35gm sugar (brown/ castor), on the right
5gm salt, on the left
5gm instant yeast, dig a well in the middle

Directions :
  1. Place all the ingredients in the breadmaker according to the sequence stated above.
  2. Place the sugar on the right side while the salt on the left, for the yeast, please dig a well in the middle of the flour & place in it. 
  3. Settings: 
       (i) Bake mode : "Sweet"
      (ii) Loaf size : "Big"
     (iii) Crust : "Light OR Medium" (depending on how dark & 
           crispy you would like it to be)








 








Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Kota Kinabalu - the Must Go Places - Eat, Play, Love

We've spent a great 5 days 4 night vacation in Kota Kinabalu just early last month, it was a free & easy trip, we rented a car, hit on the Waze, & there we go exploring the must go visit & must go makan (eateries) around the city.

It was such a fun trip & I have so much to share. But being a busy mom with a hectic schedule I haven't been able to share about everything yet. But I'm trying my best!

Before our departure to Kota Kinabalu, I hit on the Google & search for the must go places in Kota Kinabalu & I came across this site virtualtourist.com about things to do in Kota Kinabalu. We then made it to some of the places here. 

We have great fun through the journey exploring out the city, it wasn't my first stepping into this beautiful city, but walking around as a tourist, it was the first. 

Some posts have been shared & some posts are still currently under construction but I promise, they will be coming pretty soon. Enjoy for now, I hope you will like these places as much as we did.


Accommodation




My friend & I booked the flight tickets for this trip almost a year ago during the promotion period. Having a group of 10 pax to travel together is quite a huge number & we weren't having much clues as to where to rent a place to accommodate all of us, preferably together. 

Read more ......



the MUST Visit Places



Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
To be honest we had a high expectation about this place, but we were a bit disappointed upon reaching. The place was rather quiet & a little run down. They do not have any shows/ feeding on every Friday.

Although there isn't much to see, but being kids, they're happy with just about any animals right in front of them.

Read more ..... 



Manukan Island 
Hit the Google search & look for the must go places in Kota Kinabalu, & you will find the most of the sites mentioned it's a must to visit their islands, namely Manukan Island & Sapi Island.
Read more ...... 





the MUST Go Eateries


Jia Siang Sang Nyuk Mee
Sang Nyuk Mee, is one the popular dishes in Sabah, you can practically see this selling everywhere. 

I was told they have the best sang nyuk mee in Kota Kinabalu.
 
Read more ......

I've heard that you haven't been to Kota Kinabalu if you haven't dine in Little Italy before.

This is an authentic Italian restaurant, we browse through the menu & saw a lot of familiar food, spaghetti carbonara, bolognese, a varieties of pizzas, so fret not, you would certainly know how & what to order.

Read more ...... 






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chinese New Year Cookies - Monkey German Cookies ~ 可爱小猴子德国酥饼





Last Chinese New Year, I made the Sheep German Cookies, it was a big hit not only among the kids, but adults too. 

This year will be the year of Monkey, of course there should be monkey German cookies too.

Using the same recipe, I added some cocoa powder to form a brown color dough. 

Personally, I think these are easier to shape than the sheep cookies. 

So, I hope you have fun making these little cutie, & have a very good Chinese New Year.


* Step-by-Step Tutorial *

Place the butter & sugar in a mixing bow.

Beat on medium speed until fluffy & light in color.

Stir in the flour, mix well.

The mixture will form into a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 2 portions with the ration of 1/3 & 2/3.
Mix in the cocoa powder with 2/3 portion of the dough, knead until combined.
Cling wrap the dough & chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours (so the shape can hold better).

Roll the chocolate dough into a small ball, press flat.

Roll 2 more small balls using the chocolate dough, press slightly & stick on the side to form as ears.

Press 2 chocolate chips inside the ears.

Roll 2 small balls & press flat with the cream color dough to form the eye.

Roll another ball & press flat as the face of monkey.

Stick on 2 chocolate chips as the eyes.

Lastly, roll a tiny nose with the chocolate dough to form the nose.

Use a 1/4 inch spoon or a toothpick to form the monkey's smiley face

Use 1/4 inch spoon or a toothpick to form the monkey's smiley face

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Cute lil Monkey German Cookies



Chinese New Year Cookies ~ 新年饼


  Monkey German Cookies - 可爱小猴子德国酥饼


Ingredients :
125gm unsalted butter, soften

40gm icing sugar (you may adjust the amount of sugar accordingly)
125gm potato flour, sifted
80gm superfine flour, sifted
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
Some chocolate chips (for the ears & eyes)

Directions :
- German Cookies Dough -

  1. Place the butter & sugar in a mixing bow, beat on medium speed until fluffy & light in color.
  2. Stir in the flour, mix well.
  3. The mixture will form into a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 portions with the ration of 1/3 & 2/3.
  5. Mix in the cocoa powder with 2/3 portion of the dough, knead until combined.
  6. Cling wrap the dough & chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours (so the shape can hold better).
- Shaping -
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C.
  2. Roll the chocolate dough into a small ball, press flat.
  3. Roll 2 more small balls using the chocolate dough, press slightly & stick on the side to form as ears.
  4. Press 2 chocolate chips inside the ears.
  5. Roll 2 small balls & press flat with the cream color dough to form the eye.
  6. Roll another ball & press flat as the face of monkey.
  7. Stick on 2 chocolate chips as the eyes.
  8. Lastly, roll a tiny nose with the chocolate dough to form the nose.
  9. Use a 1/4 inch spoon or a toothpick to form the monkey's smiley face
  10. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.


Others must-try recipes this Chinese New Year :
 





Easy Homemade Bak Kwa (肉干)





Chinese New Year Cookies - Peanut Cookies ~ 花生饼 





Chinese New Year Cookies - Black Sesame Cookies ~ 黑芝麻酥饼 



Chinese New Year Cookies - Crispy Almond Cookies ~ 香脆杏仁饼





Chinese New Year Cookies - Air-Fryer Crispy Crabsticks ~ 无油炸蟹柳






Chinese New Year Cookies - Almond Brittle with Pumpkin, Sunflower & Sesame Seeds ~ 麦芽杏仁饼






Chinese New Year Cookies - Honey Cornflakes Cups (Honey Joys)





Chinese New Year Cookies - Oil-Fried Crabsticks with Herbs & Spices ~ 油炸香料蟹柳







Thursday, September 03, 2015

Piggy Mooncakes


I'm not a sweet traditional mooncake kinda girl, I find them too sweet & always feel guilty after indulging, I prefer to make jelly mooncake instead.

This year, I've seen a few posts about this piggy mooncake, oh dear, don't they look so adorable? They're just too cute & I've decided to make a few just to satisfy my craving, craving to bake some piggy mooncake. 

 
It seems to have a lot of steps to follow, but trust me, they're easier than you thought, so it's quite easy peasy even if you're a mooncake dummy, just like me.

You can make this piggy mooncake with or without filling, you may choose to use whichever flavor that you prefer too, I don't like lotus paste that much, & hence I bought this red bean paste from the store, too lazy to make them from scratch. These red bean paste that I bought are less sweet, & so I don't feel so bad after eating this mooncake. 

Hubby gave a thumb up for the mooncake, he said it tastes just like store bought! Haha, okay, not too bad for a first timer right? Although I do have to improve my shaping skills, the piggies don't look very even & even the sizes are varies, LOL! But, it's okay, they still look very cute & my kids love them. 
 


 Do store in a container for 2-3 days before enjoying these mooncakes, this is to release the oil & the skin will have a softer texture. 

I baked these piggies using my airfryer, it's pretty much the same as baking in the oven, just that it's slightly faster.

Now, I hope you enjoy making these piggies as much as I do.


Step-by-Step Tutorial

In a bowl, mix the flour, golden syrup, alkaline water & peanut oil

Knead the mixture into a ball, cover, & rest for 2 hours (to ensure a smooth & silky skin).

Select 10 pcs of black bean for 5 pairs of piggy eyes.

Divide the mooncake fillings to 5 portions, weighing at 70gm each.

Divide the mooncake dough into 5 portions, weighing at 50gm each, there will be a little leftover to use as the noses, ears, & tails

Use the left over dough to roll out 3 small balls & 1 tiny tails.

Roll the mooncake dough flat

Place the fillings in the center of the dough & fold it up

Don't worry if it seems wrinkled (left), now, roll the dough into an egg shape, after you're done, the skin would look smooth & silky (right).
Place them on a non stick sheets.

You can do this step on the sheets by the edge of the table, but I prefer to hold it inside my hand.
Use a skewer, press a straight line in the center to be the piggy's chin

Then press a straight line each at the lower left & right to be the piggy's legs.

Press a straight line each at the lower left & right to be the piggy's legs.

Next, use a 1/4 spoon to shape the piggy eyelids

Press 2 black beans underneath to be the eyes.

Press 1 small ball in the middle to be the piggy nose, poke 2 holes using the skewer.

Press another 2 balls at the top to be the piggy ears

Press a "V" shape on the ears with the skewer.

Now, move to the other end & work on the piggy's tail, press a straight line in the center

Curl the tail & stick it in the middle.

Now that's a complete piggy looking mooncake! Uneven, but still cute right?


Bake as instructed below :)


Piggy Mooncakes


Ingredients :

(make 5 piggies)
150gm Hong Kong flour
90gm golden syrup
3gm alkaline water
40gm peanut oil (I used vegetable oil)
350gm Mooncake fillings (lotus/ red bean paste as preffered)
10 pcs of black bean (for 5 pairs of piggy eyes)
1 egg yolk, mix with 1/2 teaspoon of water (for egg wash)

Directions :
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, golden syrup, alkaline water & peanut oil, knead the mixture into a ball, cover, & rest for 2 hours (to ensure a smooth & silky skin).
  2. Select 10 pcs of black bean for 5 pairs of piggy eyes.
  3. Divide the mooncake fillings to 5 portions, weighing at 70gm each.
  4. Divide the mooncake dough into 5 portions, weighing at 50gm each, there will be a little leftover to use as the noses, ears, & tails. 
  5. Use the left over dough to roll out 3 small balls & 1 tiny tails.
  6. Roll the mooncake dough flat, place the fillings in the center of the dough & fold it up, don't worry if it seems wrinkled, now, roll the dough into an egg shape, after you're done, the skin would look smooth & silky, place them on a non stick sheets.
  7. You can do the next step on the sheets by the edge of the table, but I prefer to hold it inside my hand.
  8. Use a skewer, press a straight line in the center to be the piggy's chin, then press a straight line each at the lower left & right to be the piggy's legs.
  9. Next, use a 1/4 spoon to shape the piggy eyelids, press 2 black beans underneath to be the eyes.
  10. Press 1 small ball in the middle to be the piggy nose, poke 2 holes using the skewer.
  11. Press another 2 balls at the top to be the piggy ears, press a "V" shape on the ears with the skewer. Oh wow, how pretty does it look like already?
  12. Now, move to the other end & work on the piggy's tail, press a straight line in the center, curl the tail & stick it in the middle. Now that's a complete piggy looking mooncake!
  - Bake with the Air Fryer -
  1. Preheat the air fryer at 200C for 2 minutes, lower to 180C & bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Rest for 5 minutes, apply egg wash evenly (even on the eyes), bake in the air fryer at 140C for another 20 minutes. *if they don't look cook enough to you, bake a few minutes longer*.
  3. Remember to store in a container for 2-3 days before enjoying these mooncakes, this is to release the oil & the skin will have a softer texture. 

 - Bake with the Oven -
  1. Preheat the oven at 180C & bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Rest for 5 minutes, apply egg wash evenly (even on the eyes), bake in the air fryer at 140C for another 25 minutes. *if they don't look cook enough to you, bake a few minutes longer*.
  3. Remember to store in a container for 2-3 days before enjoying these mooncakes, this is to release the oil & the skin will have a softer texture.

Recipe adapted by nasilemaklover


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Monday, August 29, 2016

Sweet Potatoes Loaf

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I think I am pretty productive lately, baking 1 loaf of bread after another! I truly enjoy the scent that filled the whole house every morning when I wake up!

My mom cooked some sweet potatoes tong sui over the weekend & we couldn't finish it, I packed it home & had in my mind that I was gonna bake a sweet potato loaf with it & I did! 

This is very yummy!!



Sweet Potatoes Loaf

 
Ingredients :
135ml milk (fresh/ full cream/ low fat/ your choice)
150gm mashed sweet potatoes
1 egg
360gm bread flour
50gm butter
50gm sugar (brown/ castor), on the right
1/2 teaspoon salt, on the left
1.5 teaspoon instant yeast, dig a well in the middle

Directions :
  1. Place all the ingredients in the breadmaker according to the sequence stated above.
  2. Place the sugar on the right side while the salt on the left, for the yeast, please dig a well in the middle of the flour & place in it. 
  3. Settings: 
       (i) Bake mode : "Sweet"
      (ii) Loaf size : "Big"
     (iii) Crust : "Light OR Medium" (depending on how dark & 
           crispy you would like it to be)








 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Honey Oat Bread

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Oh wow!! I really don't remember when did I write my last post!! I'm so glad I finally have time to write something about it now!!!

As shared on my Facebook page earlier, I miss using my breadmaker, I miss being able to smell the fragrant aroma of the freshly baked bread when I wake up in the morning. And so, I took out my breadmaker on the very same day & decided to bake something!!! I'm so glad I did!

I didn't get to take a picture of it! LOL

I woke up in the morning smelling that familiar fragrant aroma of the freshly baked bread! Hmmmm... it smells so gooood!!! I didn't manage to take a picture of it though, because my hubby & the kiddos were already enjoying them before I got my lazy butt off the bed! LOL! 

The loaf was gone within the same day!! I am so happy! The last thing I want was leftover. ;)

And so, I think I should definitely bake more after this!


It would taste better if it's a tad sweeter! :p



Honey Oat Bread

 
Ingredients :
100gm milk (fresh/ full cream/ low fat/ your choice)
2-3 tablespoons of honey diluted with 50ml of water
30gm whipped cream
1 egg
240gm high protein flour
80gm cake flour
1 cup rolled oat
35gm sugar (brown/ castor), on the right
5gm salt, on the left
5gm instant yeast, dig a well in the middle

Directions :
  1. Place all the ingredients in the breadmaker according to the sequence stated above.
  2. Place the sugar on the right side while the salt on the left, for the yeast, please dig a well in the middle of the flour & place in it. 
  3. Settings: 
       (i) Bake mode : "Sweet"
      (ii) Loaf size : "Big"
     (iii) Crust : "Light OR Medium" (depending on how dark & 
           crispy you would like it to be)








 








Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Kota Kinabalu - the Must Go Places - Eat, Play, Love

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We've spent a great 5 days 4 night vacation in Kota Kinabalu just early last month, it was a free & easy trip, we rented a car, hit on the Waze, & there we go exploring the must go visit & must go makan (eateries) around the city.

It was such a fun trip & I have so much to share. But being a busy mom with a hectic schedule I haven't been able to share about everything yet. But I'm trying my best!

Before our departure to Kota Kinabalu, I hit on the Google & search for the must go places in Kota Kinabalu & I came across this site virtualtourist.com about things to do in Kota Kinabalu. We then made it to some of the places here. 

We have great fun through the journey exploring out the city, it wasn't my first stepping into this beautiful city, but walking around as a tourist, it was the first. 

Some posts have been shared & some posts are still currently under construction but I promise, they will be coming pretty soon. Enjoy for now, I hope you will like these places as much as we did.


Accommodation




My friend & I booked the flight tickets for this trip almost a year ago during the promotion period. Having a group of 10 pax to travel together is quite a huge number & we weren't having much clues as to where to rent a place to accommodate all of us, preferably together. 

Read more ......



the MUST Visit Places



Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
To be honest we had a high expectation about this place, but we were a bit disappointed upon reaching. The place was rather quiet & a little run down. They do not have any shows/ feeding on every Friday.

Although there isn't much to see, but being kids, they're happy with just about any animals right in front of them.

Read more ..... 



Manukan Island 
Hit the Google search & look for the must go places in Kota Kinabalu, & you will find the most of the sites mentioned it's a must to visit their islands, namely Manukan Island & Sapi Island.
Read more ...... 





the MUST Go Eateries


Jia Siang Sang Nyuk Mee
Sang Nyuk Mee, is one the popular dishes in Sabah, you can practically see this selling everywhere. 

I was told they have the best sang nyuk mee in Kota Kinabalu.
 
Read more ......

I've heard that you haven't been to Kota Kinabalu if you haven't dine in Little Italy before.

This is an authentic Italian restaurant, we browse through the menu & saw a lot of familiar food, spaghetti carbonara, bolognese, a varieties of pizzas, so fret not, you would certainly know how & what to order.

Read more ...... 






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chinese New Year Cookies - Monkey German Cookies ~ 可爱小猴子德国酥饼

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Last Chinese New Year, I made the Sheep German Cookies, it was a big hit not only among the kids, but adults too. 

This year will be the year of Monkey, of course there should be monkey German cookies too.

Using the same recipe, I added some cocoa powder to form a brown color dough. 

Personally, I think these are easier to shape than the sheep cookies. 

So, I hope you have fun making these little cutie, & have a very good Chinese New Year.


* Step-by-Step Tutorial *

Place the butter & sugar in a mixing bow.

Beat on medium speed until fluffy & light in color.

Stir in the flour, mix well.

The mixture will form into a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 2 portions with the ration of 1/3 & 2/3.
Mix in the cocoa powder with 2/3 portion of the dough, knead until combined.
Cling wrap the dough & chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours (so the shape can hold better).

Roll the chocolate dough into a small ball, press flat.

Roll 2 more small balls using the chocolate dough, press slightly & stick on the side to form as ears.

Press 2 chocolate chips inside the ears.

Roll 2 small balls & press flat with the cream color dough to form the eye.

Roll another ball & press flat as the face of monkey.

Stick on 2 chocolate chips as the eyes.

Lastly, roll a tiny nose with the chocolate dough to form the nose.

Use a 1/4 inch spoon or a toothpick to form the monkey's smiley face

Use 1/4 inch spoon or a toothpick to form the monkey's smiley face

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Cute lil Monkey German Cookies



Chinese New Year Cookies ~ 新年饼


  Monkey German Cookies - 可爱小猴子德国酥饼


Ingredients :
125gm unsalted butter, soften

40gm icing sugar (you may adjust the amount of sugar accordingly)
125gm potato flour, sifted
80gm superfine flour, sifted
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
Some chocolate chips (for the ears & eyes)

Directions :
- German Cookies Dough -

  1. Place the butter & sugar in a mixing bow, beat on medium speed until fluffy & light in color.
  2. Stir in the flour, mix well.
  3. The mixture will form into a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 portions with the ration of 1/3 & 2/3.
  5. Mix in the cocoa powder with 2/3 portion of the dough, knead until combined.
  6. Cling wrap the dough & chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours (so the shape can hold better).
- Shaping -
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C.
  2. Roll the chocolate dough into a small ball, press flat.
  3. Roll 2 more small balls using the chocolate dough, press slightly & stick on the side to form as ears.
  4. Press 2 chocolate chips inside the ears.
  5. Roll 2 small balls & press flat with the cream color dough to form the eye.
  6. Roll another ball & press flat as the face of monkey.
  7. Stick on 2 chocolate chips as the eyes.
  8. Lastly, roll a tiny nose with the chocolate dough to form the nose.
  9. Use a 1/4 inch spoon or a toothpick to form the monkey's smiley face
  10. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.


Others must-try recipes this Chinese New Year :
 





Easy Homemade Bak Kwa (肉干)





Chinese New Year Cookies - Peanut Cookies ~ 花生饼 





Chinese New Year Cookies - Black Sesame Cookies ~ 黑芝麻酥饼 



Chinese New Year Cookies - Crispy Almond Cookies ~ 香脆杏仁饼





Chinese New Year Cookies - Air-Fryer Crispy Crabsticks ~ 无油炸蟹柳






Chinese New Year Cookies - Almond Brittle with Pumpkin, Sunflower & Sesame Seeds ~ 麦芽杏仁饼






Chinese New Year Cookies - Honey Cornflakes Cups (Honey Joys)





Chinese New Year Cookies - Oil-Fried Crabsticks with Herbs & Spices ~ 油炸香料蟹柳







Thursday, September 03, 2015

Piggy Mooncakes

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I'm not a sweet traditional mooncake kinda girl, I find them too sweet & always feel guilty after indulging, I prefer to make jelly mooncake instead.

This year, I've seen a few posts about this piggy mooncake, oh dear, don't they look so adorable? They're just too cute & I've decided to make a few just to satisfy my craving, craving to bake some piggy mooncake. 

 
It seems to have a lot of steps to follow, but trust me, they're easier than you thought, so it's quite easy peasy even if you're a mooncake dummy, just like me.

You can make this piggy mooncake with or without filling, you may choose to use whichever flavor that you prefer too, I don't like lotus paste that much, & hence I bought this red bean paste from the store, too lazy to make them from scratch. These red bean paste that I bought are less sweet, & so I don't feel so bad after eating this mooncake. 

Hubby gave a thumb up for the mooncake, he said it tastes just like store bought! Haha, okay, not too bad for a first timer right? Although I do have to improve my shaping skills, the piggies don't look very even & even the sizes are varies, LOL! But, it's okay, they still look very cute & my kids love them. 
 


 Do store in a container for 2-3 days before enjoying these mooncakes, this is to release the oil & the skin will have a softer texture. 

I baked these piggies using my airfryer, it's pretty much the same as baking in the oven, just that it's slightly faster.

Now, I hope you enjoy making these piggies as much as I do.


Step-by-Step Tutorial

In a bowl, mix the flour, golden syrup, alkaline water & peanut oil

Knead the mixture into a ball, cover, & rest for 2 hours (to ensure a smooth & silky skin).

Select 10 pcs of black bean for 5 pairs of piggy eyes.

Divide the mooncake fillings to 5 portions, weighing at 70gm each.

Divide the mooncake dough into 5 portions, weighing at 50gm each, there will be a little leftover to use as the noses, ears, & tails

Use the left over dough to roll out 3 small balls & 1 tiny tails.

Roll the mooncake dough flat

Place the fillings in the center of the dough & fold it up

Don't worry if it seems wrinkled (left), now, roll the dough into an egg shape, after you're done, the skin would look smooth & silky (right).
Place them on a non stick sheets.

You can do this step on the sheets by the edge of the table, but I prefer to hold it inside my hand.
Use a skewer, press a straight line in the center to be the piggy's chin

Then press a straight line each at the lower left & right to be the piggy's legs.

Press a straight line each at the lower left & right to be the piggy's legs.

Next, use a 1/4 spoon to shape the piggy eyelids

Press 2 black beans underneath to be the eyes.

Press 1 small ball in the middle to be the piggy nose, poke 2 holes using the skewer.

Press another 2 balls at the top to be the piggy ears

Press a "V" shape on the ears with the skewer.

Now, move to the other end & work on the piggy's tail, press a straight line in the center

Curl the tail & stick it in the middle.

Now that's a complete piggy looking mooncake! Uneven, but still cute right?


Bake as instructed below :)


Piggy Mooncakes


Ingredients :

(make 5 piggies)
150gm Hong Kong flour
90gm golden syrup
3gm alkaline water
40gm peanut oil (I used vegetable oil)
350gm Mooncake fillings (lotus/ red bean paste as preffered)
10 pcs of black bean (for 5 pairs of piggy eyes)
1 egg yolk, mix with 1/2 teaspoon of water (for egg wash)

Directions :
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, golden syrup, alkaline water & peanut oil, knead the mixture into a ball, cover, & rest for 2 hours (to ensure a smooth & silky skin).
  2. Select 10 pcs of black bean for 5 pairs of piggy eyes.
  3. Divide the mooncake fillings to 5 portions, weighing at 70gm each.
  4. Divide the mooncake dough into 5 portions, weighing at 50gm each, there will be a little leftover to use as the noses, ears, & tails. 
  5. Use the left over dough to roll out 3 small balls & 1 tiny tails.
  6. Roll the mooncake dough flat, place the fillings in the center of the dough & fold it up, don't worry if it seems wrinkled, now, roll the dough into an egg shape, after you're done, the skin would look smooth & silky, place them on a non stick sheets.
  7. You can do the next step on the sheets by the edge of the table, but I prefer to hold it inside my hand.
  8. Use a skewer, press a straight line in the center to be the piggy's chin, then press a straight line each at the lower left & right to be the piggy's legs.
  9. Next, use a 1/4 spoon to shape the piggy eyelids, press 2 black beans underneath to be the eyes.
  10. Press 1 small ball in the middle to be the piggy nose, poke 2 holes using the skewer.
  11. Press another 2 balls at the top to be the piggy ears, press a "V" shape on the ears with the skewer. Oh wow, how pretty does it look like already?
  12. Now, move to the other end & work on the piggy's tail, press a straight line in the center, curl the tail & stick it in the middle. Now that's a complete piggy looking mooncake!
  - Bake with the Air Fryer -
  1. Preheat the air fryer at 200C for 2 minutes, lower to 180C & bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Rest for 5 minutes, apply egg wash evenly (even on the eyes), bake in the air fryer at 140C for another 20 minutes. *if they don't look cook enough to you, bake a few minutes longer*.
  3. Remember to store in a container for 2-3 days before enjoying these mooncakes, this is to release the oil & the skin will have a softer texture. 

 - Bake with the Oven -
  1. Preheat the oven at 180C & bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Rest for 5 minutes, apply egg wash evenly (even on the eyes), bake in the air fryer at 140C for another 25 minutes. *if they don't look cook enough to you, bake a few minutes longer*.
  3. Remember to store in a container for 2-3 days before enjoying these mooncakes, this is to release the oil & the skin will have a softer texture.

Recipe adapted by nasilemaklover


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