Err, yes, my mooncake "craze" is not over yet! :p These are cute deco snowskin…
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These are easy-to-make osmanthus snowskin mooncakes, using premix snowskin powder and store-bought paste. Soft and sweet – great to share with your family for the festive!
These osmanthus snowskin mooncakes was one of my old posts in 2014! Decided to take new photos and update the recipe.
I always look forward to Mid-Autumn Festival because I really love seeing the pretty mooncakes on sale and tasting them.
Making mooncakes is also quite a fun thing to do, especially the snowskin ones – and we don’t even need to bake! So, it’s great to try this out if you are a beginner baker! 🙂
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What are Mooncakes?
Mooncakes are sweet pastries usually eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). We can commonly find these two types of mooncakes here in Singapore – the baked ones and the snowskin ones. Other types of mooncakes include the Shanghainese and Teochew ones.
Snowskin mooncakes are usually favored by young people here because there is more variety of flavors to choose from. These days, we also see more fruity snowskin mooncake flavors, which are also more refreshing compared to the traditional baked ones.
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I kind of like the look of this marble snowskin. I used natural pumpkin powder for coloring here. For the recipe, if you prefer a stronger osmanthus taste, you can steep some dried osmanthus flower in hot water and let cool completely, then chill it in the fridge for about 30 mins. Otherwise, like me, using just cold water is fine too.
How Long Can I Keep These Mooncakes?
Usually for for baked mooncakes, they can be kept for about 1 week or so. For homemade snowskin mooncakes, they usually keep well in fridge for about 1-2 days before the pastry skin starts to harden. Do keep them in mooncake plastic packaging, or in shallow air-tight container.
With the KCT premix snowskin flour, I found that the snowskin mooncakes can be kept up to 3-5 days. On the 5th day, it may not taste as soft as before, but it is still much better compared to homemade ones using normal kao fen.