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Strawberry Jelly Mooncake Recipe

Strawberry Jelly Mooncake Recipe

September 2, 2013 /

strawberry jelly mooncake

Time flies and the Mid Autumn Festival (中秋節) is just around the corner. Mandy and I made a batch of strawberry jelly mooncake over the weekend, it was great fun. Though strawberry jelly mooncake is not traditional mooncake, it is something special to celebrate with together with the other traditional mooncakes. Kids love them a lot because it is served chilled, bright in colors, sweet… all-in-all, it is a dessert treat to them 🙂

strawberry jelly mooncake

Jelly Mooncake has been in trend recently due to it’s quick and easy recipe, mostly, it is an accomplish-able recipe if you followed through the steps and methods. In the traditional baked mooncakes, the steps and ingredients are tedious, even though you have done everything correctly but there will be still some factors that could affect the success rate. Another non-baked recipe you may try is the non-baked snow skin mooncakes (冰皮月饼) if you are able to source where to get the pre-made mooncake paste filling locally, it is also an almost fail-proof recipe.

strawberry jelly mooncake with york

During the night of the Mid Autumn Festival (中秋節), the moon is big and round. It is the best time to go outdoors at night, enjoying the bright moonlight while sipping a cup of tea and nibbling on the mooncakes. The kids will enjoy themselves lifting lanterns and walk around the neighborhood. You may want to make some glass jar pagoda lanterns to hang around the garden too.

chinese tea time

Happy Mid Autumn Festival in advance, I hope you enjoy every moment of your life to the fullest! This year, the Mid Autumn Festival will be on September 19, 2013, which is corresponding to the Lunar calendar of the 15th day of the 8th month.

strawberry jelly mooncake recipe

 

Strawberry Jelly Mooncake Recipe

Makes 5 | Prep Time:1 hour (including chilling time between layers)

Ingredients:

(A) Jelly Egg Yolks
1 tsp Agar-agar powder [buy it hereir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B008H61FMQ]
40g sugar
1/8 tsp salt
100g carrot (diced, boiled till cooked, pureed) or substitute with 1-2 drops of orange food coloring
150ml Water (you can add this water when you blend the carrot to make puree)

(B) White Filling
50g Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Agar-agar powder
1/8 tsp salt
100ml Coconut milk
200ml Water
2 Screwpines / Pandan Leaves tie into a knot (optional)

(C) Strawberry Skin
40g Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Agar-agar powder
100ml Coconut milk
250ml Water
60g Strawberry Cake & Pie Filling [buy it hereir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0008D6XCS] / Strawberry jam

Method:

1. Combine ingredients (A) except coconut milk into a pot. Bring it to a boil. Add in coconut milk and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, strain jelly liquid (optional).

2. Pour into a small ball-shaped ice cube mold. Let it cool down then refrigerated it till set. Unmold jelly egg yolks when ready. Rinse it briefly under cold running tap water to remove excessive jelly from the balls. Keep it in the fridge until needed.

3. Bring ingredients (B), except coconut milk, to a boil. Add coconut milk and bring it to a boil again. Turn off heat, strain jelly liquid (optional).

4. Spoon some liquid into the small molds, leave it to set a little. Place in jelly egg yolks and fill the liquid to cover it. Leave to set, unmold, set aside. ( We made 7 fillings )

5. Bring ingredients (C), except coconut milk, to a boil. Then add coconut milk and bring it to a boil again. Reserved about 1/3 liquid (for the white layer) into a container. Add strawberry filling/jam into the remaining 2/3 liquid, mix until it is well dissolved. Turn off heat, strain liquid.

6. Spoon a little red jelly liquid into the molds. Let it set a little before placing in the filling. Pour in the white jelly liquid, leave to set a little. Lastly, fill in red jelly liquid to the brim of each mold. Leave to set and keep chilled. ( We made 5 mooncakes )

Cook’s Note:
1. Due to different sizes of the mooncake molds, shortage or wastage of jelly liquid is inevitable.
2. Scratch the surface with a wooden skewer or toothpick to make it rough for better adhesion between layers.
3. Experiment with the type of layering pattern you want. For example, we made a thinner white layer in the main photo, we only used around 1/6 of the total skin jelly liquid for white and 5/6 for strawberry. The strawberry red color becomes light pink instead of dark pink shown in the steps’ photos.

Reference book: Fashionable Jelly Mooncakes 时尚燕菜月饼, By Wong Sip Moi 黄雪梅, Y3K cookbook, ISBN 978-983-43531-9-3

 

moon-cake-jelly-moldpacket-coconut-milkstrawberry-filling

 

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how to make jelly egg yorkFor making the jelly egg yolks, refer to step 1 & 2 in the recipe method.
In order to avoid messiness and wastage, we would advise you to check on how much jelly liquid to fill if you are not sure about the amount. Fill the mold with plain water, cover the lid tray, press it down, excessive water will over-flow from the holes. Remove the lid tray and mark the level of water left inside, this will be the level that you should fill the jelly liquid to.

 

make-jelly-moon-cake-2For making the White Filling, refer step 3 in the recipe method.
Screwpines leaves are optional.
Leave the pot in water to cool down the jelly liquid a little before start pouring, especially if the container is not high-heat safe.

 

make-jelly-moon-cake-3Molding the Filling, refer to step 4 in the recipe method.
Make sure that the filling height is at least 1/2″ – 3/4″ shorter and smaller than the jelly mold.
It is always easier to use a wooden skewer to pick-up the egg york and place it in the center of the filling mold/container.

 

make-jelly-moon-cake-4After unmolding from the container, scratch the surface with a wooden skewer so that it can stick better in the mooncake.

 

make-jelly-moon-cake-5Making the Skin, refer step 5 in the recipe method.
Again, leave the pot in water to cool down the jelly liquid a little before start pouring, especially if the container is not high-heat safe.

 

make-jelly-moon-cake-6Layering the Skin, refer step 6 in the recipe method.
Scratch the surface with a wooden skewer or toothpick to make it rough for better adhesion between layers.

 

strawberry jelly mooncakeExperiment with the type of layering pattern you want for the strawberry jelly mooncake. For example, we made a thinner white layer in the main photo, we only used around 1/6 of the total skin jelly liquid for white and 5/6 for strawberry. The strawberry red color becomes light pink instead of dark pink shown in the steps’ photos.

 

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William Lam

Saturday 13th of September 2014

When I saw this picture of a Jelly Moon cake I remembered that my wife used to make it every time for her friends even not during the Moon Festival. I showed her this recipe and she was so impressed that you can put in so many layers of colors into it and even can insert an egg yoke into the Moon Cake. She will be trying your recipe and will post it to let you know the outcome. Thank you.

Craft Passion

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Thank you, William Lam. That's so sweet of her making jelly moon cake for her friends even it is not during the festive. I am glad that she will try this recipe and I am sure she will love it. You are such a nice husband to comment on behalf of her :)

Felicia Lai

Wednesday 25th of September 2013

Sorry, how much of water or coconut milk to add in the egg yolk recepi?

Craft Passion

Wednesday 25th of September 2013

Hi Felicia, it is 150ml water, just updated in the recipe. Thanks for asking, I have accidentally missed it out.

Alice

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

This is so lovely! Just love to eat jelly moon cakes! :)

Craft Passion

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

Hi Alice, make it, I know you are able to handle them, pretty easy for you :)

winnie

Thursday 5th of September 2013

Where can i buy the mooncake mould? In penang?

Craft Passion

Thursday 5th of September 2013

You should be able to find them at bakery supplies shops, it is in trend now in Malaysia and Singapore, so many shops should carry the stock.

Laura

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

The link for the recipe won't load for me! :(

Craft Passion

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

Sorry, I ate up a few text in the link,but I have put it back. Should work now :)