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Hankerie Designer Bunny Mooncake

Bunny is always the animal who represent in Mid-Autumn Mooncake festival. Hence, I'm making them into my snowskin mooncake shape. This is my continuous post from Hankerie Designer Animal Mooncake in my previous post here.

Bunny as well as called "Jade Rabbit" has a legend behind it.

One day, 3 immortals creatures who were living in heaven came to the earth. They asked a fox, a monkey and a rabbit to find some food for them respectively. The fox and the monkey both found something for the three immortals while the rabbit got nothing. The rabbit felt very sorry for the three immortals. Finally, he jumped into the fire and said to the three immortals, "Eat me, please!" The three immortal were deeply touched by the rabbit. They decided to give the rabbit the title of "Jade Rabbit" and let him accompany Chang'er in the Moon Palace.

Creating cute bunny-shaped snow skin mooncakes is a delightful project. Here are the steps to make them:

- 250g glutinous rice flour
- 60g icing sugar
- 50g vegetable oil
- 150ml water
- Food coloring (pink for bunny ears and nose, and a different color for the eyes and mouth)
- 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 pink food coloring to a portion of the dough for the bunny ears and nose.
   - For the eyes and mouth, use a different color or a darker shade of pink.

4. Shape the Bunny's Body and tail:
   - 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 pink dough and shape it into two bunny ears. 
   - Attach the ears to the top of the bunny's body.
   - Roll a tiny piece of red bean paste into a ball for the nose and attach it to the center of the bunny'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!

Enjoy your homemade cute bunny-shaped snow skin mooncakes! Since it called as "Jade rabbit", perhaps I will do a green colour rabbit next round.