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It’s mooncake festival soon!
Mooncakes are usually eaten during this season (中秋節), where they are typically baked round pastries with sweet bean filling and may contain salted egg yolks. This savoury-sweet combination has won the hearts of many Chinese worldwide!
Today, mooncakes have evolved to include baked mooncakes, as well as snowskin mooncakes. The snowskin mooncakes are non-baked, usually made using fried glutinous rice flour, icing sugar and shortening.
A few weeks back, I happened to see a play dough mooncake activity, which my friend at Play 乐学 did with her toddler.
I thought of trying it out, since I have the mooncake molds. However I was lazy (hahaha) to do the DIY play dough, and since I have extra premix flour, I just made the real snowskin for this activity.
You can always let your toddler knead the snowskin from scratch. I made the snowskin for her, so that it is easier and less messy. However I did let her try kneading the dough a little, when it was almost done. Then we started off by letting her roll the dough into balls.