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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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


You may also be interested with:



Jelly Mooncake

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