Snowskin Mooncakes (Steaming Method)

Snowskin mooncake is a non-baked mooncake eaten chilled during Mid-Autumn Festival. It has a skin texture similar to mochi and the filling can be of the common ones like lotus paste or red bean paste to the exotic ones like durian paste.

My hubby love the traditional snowskin mooncake with the lotus paste or daoyung filling. Many years ago, I've been making the showskin mooncakes with kao fen/cooked glutinous rice flour and shortening. The recipe was great, it was easy to make and the taste was great too! But after a few rounds, i soon realized that the skin will start to dry up after the 3rd day.

So 2 years back, I tried a new recipe with steaming method. It was perfect because the skin was still soft on the 3rd day, and throughout the week. I hasn't got a chance to test the skin for longer than a week because it'll be all gone in our tummies before that! So, if you are making these mooncakes and they lasted more than a week, please let me know how's the texture ya!

Usually the mini mooncake weight at 50g each but mines are 55g each because I like the mooncakes to be taller. If you are using the same mold as mine, you can adjust the total weight in between 50g - 60g. I am using 25g filling with 30g dough. This distribution is just right for my hubby. But if you like to have more skin, then you can adjust accordingly.

Hope you'll enjoy my recipe!


This is the mooncake mold I am using. Just secure the design plate by twisting the handle. Usually each mold comes with 4 design plates and this cost me around RM10++ at a bakery supplies shop.

Prep Time  : 60 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 1 hour 15 mins (+3 hours resting)
Makes       : +/- 400g snowskin dough (approx. 13pcs mini mooncakes)

70g glutinous rice flour
45g rice flour
25g wheat starch
60g castor sugar
220ml water
38g condensed milk
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp banana essence or essence of your choice

325g filling of your choice

3 Tbsp glutinous rice flour
1 pandan leave, cut into 3 - 4 sections

1. For Coating : In a pan under low heat, stir-fry glutinous rice flour with pandan leave for approx. 5 mins. As you cook, the pandan leave will emit a nice aroma and this will enhance the smell of the cooked glutinous rice flour. The glutinous rice flour is done when you see that the pandan leave has dried up and turned slightly brown. There shouldn't be any raw flour smell. Dish up and set aside to cool completely.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice flour, rice flour and wheat starch. Mix well and set aside until needed.

3. In another medium bowl, combine water, castor sugar and condensed milk. Mix until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in vegetable oil and essence of your choice.

4. Pour the liquid batter into the flour mixture and stir well until they are well combined. It should be a liquid batter with no lumps. If there are lumps, press it against the side of the bowl with your spatula to break it. (A few tiny lumps are acceptable)

5. Strain the batter into a shallow dish and steam for 15 - 20 mins until the dough is cooked. The dough is cooked when you can cut through the dough with a spatula and it comes out clean. Remove from steaming rack and let it cool for 5 minutes.

6. While the dough is still hot (not piping hot) and in the steaming dish, knead the dough with a spatula in folding motion until it becomes smooth and let the dough cool down completely. The dough may seems very oily at first but don't worry it wont be oily after kneading and cooled down.

7. Wrap the dough with cling wrap and put in refrigerator for 2 - 4 hours.

8. Weight your filling by 25g each and your dough by 30g each. Shape them into balls and cover both ingredients with cling wrap to avoid drying up while you are working on them one by one.

9. Take a ball of dough and flatten it on your palm to form a circle (approx. 7 - 8 cm in diameter). The center should be thinner than the sides. Form a C-shape with your left hand and rest the flattened dough on the C-shape. Then place a ball of filling in the center of the dough, the ball of filling will gently slide into your C-shape hand with your thumb and index finger holding it. Then using your right hand gently push and pull the sides of the dough upward so that all edges will meet together. Seal all the edges together and gently shape into an oval ball. (Oval shape will be easier to fit into the mold later)

10. Coat the oval ball and the inside of the mooncake mold with cooked glutinous rice flour. Place the oval ball on your working mat with the thinner side facing the top. Gently lower the mold onto the oval ball and press the mooncake mechanism. Lift the mooncake mold up and press the mooncake mechanism to release the mooncake. Repeat with the rest of your dough. Keep the mooncakes in an airtight container and chill before consuming.

● You may use kao fen/ cooked glutinous rice flour for coating.

● You may replace the water for any fruit juice, liquid flavor or color as you like.

● The dough will be very sticky. So it is best to work with disposable gloves when molding the mooncakes.

● These mooncakes are best to be eaten after chilled for a day. It can be kept in the refrigerator for upto a week.

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Steamed Enoki with Crispy Garlic in Soy Sauce

I've always like to eat enoki mushrooms a.k.a golden needles especially in Bak Kut Teh soup. Well, come to think of it, that is the only way I know how to cook enoki mushrooms, (last time!). Or just cook them with other ingredients during steamboat.

Enoki mushrooms are usually vacuum packed and is available at a very low price. You can get them at less than a ringgit per packet. Even tho' they are low price, it doesn't mean that they are low in nutrient too. As a matter of fact, enoki mushrooms are known for their anti-cancer capabilities and immune-boosting benefits.

These enoki mushrooms are garlicky and savory with a hint of spiciness. It also has the fragrant of the sizzled spring onions from the searing of the hot garlic oil. Oh, it is so yummylicious!

Prep Time  : 10 mins
Cook Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 20 mins
Serves       : 1 - 2 pax

1 pkt enoki mushroom
3 clove garlic, minced
1 bird's eyes chilli, minced
1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
2 Tbsp hot water
1 tsp sugar
A handful of chopped spring onions

1. In a small bowl, mix minced chilli, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot water and sugar together until sugar dissolved. Set aside until needed.

2. Run enoki mushroom under running tap water to wash off any dirt. Gently squeeze out the excess water from enoki. Cut off the woody stem of the enoki mushroom and arrange enoki on steaming plate. Steam for 10 minutes (electric steamer) or 5 mins on high heat (stovetop).

3. Discard the water from enoki, pour soy sauce mixture around the enoki and add chopped spring onions on top of the enoki.

4. In a small pot under low heat, add minced garlic and 1-2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Slowly fry the garlic until they are light golden. Once they turned light brown, stir for another 5-6 seconds and immediately pour the hot oil on top of the spring onions. Arrange the crispy garlic on top.

● You may prepare the crispy garlic oil before the enoki is done, but you need to arrange the timing so that by the time you've garnished the spring onoins on top of the enoki, the oil is just right to pour onto the spring onions.

● Garlic is easily burnt. Once they turned light golden brown, you only need a few more seconds to golden brown. So, be sure you are just next to the stove.

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Homemade Chilli Flakes

I was half a mind on doing this post. Since this recipe is so simple, I wasn't sure to just post a short recipe on my instagram or make an official recipe on Yummy~licious. After a long thought, I choose the latter because it would be easier for my daughter or son to search for it in the future. (You see, one of my wish for this blog is that this blog will be a place where my children would come to for their mommy's recipes.)

As I was saying, this recipe is so simple and straight-forward that you almost do not need a recipe to do it. It only need one ingredient, which is dried red chillies. You can easily get dried red chillies from supermarket, and if it is not available on the shelf, you may dried your own red chillies.

If you are drying your own chillies, you have the flexibility to choose the types of chillies used, hence controlling the spiciness. For a spicy tone, you can use red cayenne pepper with habenero or bird's eyes chillies; or if you want super spicy, you can sneak in a ghost pepper. And if you prefer a milder hot, you can use red cayenne pepper with chipotle. Of course, these are just suggestion of combinations. You may use whatever chillies you wanted.

These chili flakes are good to go on anything - pizza, pasta, Asian style fried noodles, chicken dishes and basically anything that you needed an extra kick!

Prep Time  : 10 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 25 mins
Makes       : 20g chilli flakes/ approx. 1/3 cup

25g dried red chillies

1. In a pan, using low heat, dry roast chillies until they turned slightly brown/ dark red. Let them cool completely.

2. Blitz the roasted chillies for few seconds to get a coarse texture or to a texture that you prefer. Don't over do it, or else you will end up with chilli powder.

3. Store in a jar and keep refrigerated for upto 6 months.

● The roasted chillies will further crisp up after you've cooled them down. Be careful not to over-roast your chillies. Best is you try it after cooling them down. If they break easily, means they are ready for next step. If they do not break easily/ bend, dry roast again on pan for a few more minutes.

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