Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Moonies @gain....Taro Flaky Mooncakes

Taro Flaky Mooncakes

Ingredient for skin

200 gm plain flour
30 gm icing sugar
50 gm shortening
120 ml water
1/2 tsp white vinegar

Ingredient for oil skin

180 gm plain flour
100 gm shortening
few drops of purple colouring

For Filling

5 shallots (chopped)
80 ml cooking oil

500 gm taro or yam
(Sliced, steamed, mashed whilst hot)
150 gm castor sugar
20 gm tang min flour

  1. Fry shallots of (C) in oil till aromatic. Add in ingredient (D) & fry till mixture into 30 gm portions, shape round.
  2. Combine flour, icing sugar & shortening of ingredient (A). Add in water & vinegar. Knead into a soft dough & roll into a square piece.
  3. Combine ingredient (B) & roll into a squarish, place in the centre of no. (2)
  4. Enclose both sides of no. (3) together. Rest for 20 minutes. Use a rolling pin to flatten all sides, turn over & roll flat. Next, roll into a swiss roll, repeat process. Cut into 40 pieces, wrap in no.(1), seal edge facing downwards.
  5. Place no.(4) on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20-25 minutes till cooked through but not golden looking. Cool well.
**I only manage to make 35 pieces.
**Em...I think the skin is too thin.

Recipe adapted from Y3K Cookbooks - 爱. 月饼 by Alan Ooi


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