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Hankerie Designer Animal Mooncake

Another year goes by, mid-autumn festival again. This year, I'm making "out of tradition" mooncake whereby no Chinese or tradition pattern on top of the round flat mooncake. What encourages me to try out in creating these new inventions is "why mooncake much be look like this?" Cant they be cute? More kids- friendly? as I am still vividly recalled that I seldom eat mooncake when I was kid, always think that mooncake is not for kids in my opinion due to its appearance. Hence, I started this idea, named them Hankerie's designer snowskin mooncake, with the theme of cutie animals. They are absolutely adorable and fun to see before tasting them.

Likewise making my designer cake, normally I will draw my "blueprint design" on the paper. I applied the same usual practice to sketch the design and make the mooncake into the reality. I always focus on the creativity and originality, and indeed all these creations are fully my copyright including the recipes.

Apart from the unique appearance, the overall taste of the mooncake are equally important especially its fragrance and level of sweetness. Among all the mooncake paste, I am still prefer the white lotus paste even though the preparation of the whole process consuming plenty of time but it is really worth it. In terms of homemade mooncake, the drawback is the shelf life maybe maximum 5-7 days as they are totally free of preservative. No artificial colouring as well. All the colours from this mooncake are from natural food sources.

Another benefit to make own mooncake, you can always making these together with your family or kids. This will be so much fun in the whole process.

I did quite a lot of series mooncake before, in fact I still prefer unbaked mooncake. First is that less sweet and not oily at all. If you're interested on more or other type of mooncakes recipe, kindly refer to my previous posted blog about Mooncake

Here are the steps to make them:

- 250g glutinous rice flour
- 60g icing sugar
- 50g vegetable oil
- 150ml water
- Food coloring 
- Red bean paste or lotus seed paste (for filling)
- Cornstarch (for dusting)
- Edible food markers (for details)


1. Prepare the Filling:
   - If you're using store-bought red bean paste or lotus seed paste, skip this step. Otherwise, make your preferred filling and shape it into small balls.

2. Make the Snow Skin Dough:
   - In a mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice flour and icing sugar.
   - Gradually add vegetable oil while stirring.
   - Slowly add water and mix until a soft dough forms.
   - Divide the dough into portions for coloring.

3. Color the Dough:
   - Add yellow food coloring to a portion of the dough for the ears and nose.
   - For the eyes and mouth, use a different color or a darker shade of pink.

4. Shape the Body:
   - Take a small portion of the white dough and shape it into a round ball for the bunny's body.
   - Flatten it slightly with your fingers. Roll another tiny round touch and attach to the end of the body.

5. Create the Ears and Nose
   - Take a small amount of the white and yellow dough and shape it into two ears. 
   - Attach the ears to the top of the animal body.
   - Roll a tiny piece of red bean paste into a ball for the nose and attach it to the center of the animal's face.

6. Add the Eyes and whiskers
   - Using a small amount of red bean paste, create two small circles for the eyes and a small three straight line for the whiskers.
   - Attach them to the bunny's face.

7. Assemble the Mooncakes:
   - Flatten a portion of the white dough and place a ball of filling in the center.
   - Wrap the dough around the filling and shape it into a round mooncake.

8. Dust with Cornstarch:
   - Lightly dust a clean surface with cornstarch to prevent sticking.
   - Roll the mooncake gently to ensure it's smooth.

9. Final Touch:
   - Place your cute bunny-shaped mooncakes in mooncake molds for a more defined shape if desired.
   - Use edible food markers to add any additional details or expressions to the bunnies.

10. Serve and Enjoy:
    - Chill the mooncakes in the refrigerator before serving.
    - Share these adorable treats with friends and family during the Mid-Autumn Festival!

Wish all my readers and followers Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 in advance first.