Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crystal Jade Lotus Paste Jelly Mooncakes



Recipe

Ingredients
Egg yolk
200g water
40g sugar
1tsp agar-agar powder
1tbsp fresh milk/evaporated milk
few drops of orange food colouring

Green strips jelly
200g water
40g sugar
1tsp agar-agar powder
2tsp fresh milk/evaporated milk
few drops of green food colouring

Filling
200g water
40g sugar
1 1/4tsp agar-agar powder
100g lotus paste
50g coconut milk

Pastry
400g water
50g sugar
2tsp agar-agar powder
3 blades pandan leaves

Steps:
Egg yolk:
1. Boil water, sugar and agar-agar powder together until sugar and agar-agar powder dissolved.
2. Remove from fire and stir in the milk and colouring.
3. Pour into the ice-cube mould and leave it to set.

Green strips jelly:
1. Boil water, sugar and agar-agar powder together until sugar and agar-agar powder dissolved.
2. Remove from fire and stir in the milk and colouring.
3. Pour into a container and leave it to set.
4. Use a grater and grate the jelly into fine strips.

Filling:
1. Boil water, sugar and agar-agar powder together until sugar and agar-agar powder dissolved.
2. Remove from fire and stir in the coconut milk and lotus paste until well combined.
3. Return to fire and bring to a boil.
4. Pour mixture into mould and place an egg yolk into the agar-agar.
5. Leave it to set.
6. Remove agar-agar from mould, use a fork and scratch on it surface. (This allow the filling to stick onto the pastry.)

Pastry:
1. Boil water, pandan leaves, sugar and agar-agar powder together until sugar and agar-agar powder dissolved.
2. Remove from fire.

Assemble the jelly:
1. Spoon some grated jelly into the mould and pour the pastry mixture into the mould about 1/4 full.
2. Let it half set then place the filling onto the jelly.
3. Spoon some more grated jelly onto it and fill up the mould with the pastry mixture.
4. Leave it to set and chill in the fridge.
5. Loosen the side of the agar-agar, invert it and gentle press the agar-agar out of the mould.

13 comments:

Jen said...

Your agar agar mooncakes are so pretty!! =)

Anncoo said...

WOW! Look so crystal :) Can try some?

─═★幸福の故事書 said...

It look YUMMY and Gorgeous!
Really bling like jade..
YOu must put a lot of effort to did this good job!

Kitchen Corner said...

Very pretty jelly mooncakes. I would like to learn this. Thanks for sharing!

Claire said...

Looks like crystal jade!! Very very pretty! Thanks for sharing your recipe + method!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Jen, Anncoo, 幸福故事书,Kitchen Corner and Claire,

Thanks for all your crystal compliments. :)

hanushi said...

Hi Happyflour,

Did you add any colouring to the pastry at all? :)

hanushi said...

And how many mooncake jelly can this make (using your mould)?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Hanushi,

I didn't add any colouring in the pastry. Sorry, I can't recall how many jelly mooncakes does this recipe yield I think should be 7 or 8 jelly mooncakes.

Anonymous said...

HI, sandy here. You just cook the pastry with the pandan leaves without blend the leaves? How come the water will turn green? Just cook the leaves the pastry liquid will turn green?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sandy,

Sorry, I don't understand what you meant. Just boil water, pandan leaves, sugar and agar-agar powder together until sugar and agar-agar powder dissolved, then discard the pandan leaves. The liquid will not be as clear as plain water but it will not turn green unless you had over boil it. Boil the agar-agar over medium heat.

Anonymous said...

what brand of jelly powder?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anonymous,

I used 'Rose' brand agar-agar powder.