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Monday, 2 September 2013

Piggy Mooncakes 小猪猪传统月饼





因为一些私事所以没能拜访大家,不好意思。今年我终於加入了Ann的猪猪团,带了五只小胖猪和大家预早庆祝中秋节!我的阿细还没戒奶,所以要担著奶瓶和大家祝贺,哈哈!

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 19th Sep but since I will be taking a blog break soon, I want to try some mooncake recipes before the break starts. I eyed on this <Piggy Mooncakes> when I first saw them from my very respected friend, Ann@Anncoo Journal’s blog so this year, I told myself that I must give it a try!  Do you like my chubby piggies? As you can see, my “youngest” is still on bottle, haha!


阿二和阿细在洗白白!
My 2nd & youngest were having a great bath time!

虽然做月饼的皮只有四种食材,但是我却有很多疑问,谢谢AnnLi Shuan很有耐心的帮我解答我的问题,让我家的小胖猪可以顺利出炉。

I want to thank Ann & Li Shuan again for answering all my queries about making these Piggy Mooncakes. Without them, I won’t be able to make them successfully!

小猪猪传统月饼
Piggy Mooncakes
(Recipe Source: Ann@AnncooJournal with Minor Adjustment)
Makes 5

Dough Ingredients:
150g Plain Flour
90g Golden Syrup
3g Alkaline Water@Lye Water, available in Chinese Grocery Shop
38g Vegetable Oil

Fillings:
3 x 60g Lotus Paste, store bought. Available in Chinese Grocery Shop – Roll into balls
2 x 60g Taro Paste, store bought. Available in Chinese Grocery Shop – Roll into balls

Others:
1 x Round 1/4tsp
1 Skewer
1 Toothpick
A Small Plastic Sheet
10 Black Beans, rinsed & pat dry

Egg Wash:
(Recipe Source:Christine’s Recipes with Minor Adjustments)

1 Egg Yolk + 2tbsp Egg Whites + 2tsp Water

Mix all, then, pass through a fine strainer.

Method:
1. Please click here to view the steps of making the piggy mooncakes. Ann has provided a very detailed slide show on her blog.

Rest the dough for 40 minutes


Ready to send into the oven

2. To bake, place the piggy mooncakes on a lined baking tray. Bake in the 160C preheated oven(at lower middle level) for 8 minutes.

After 1st bake

3. Remove & let to cool down for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven to 150C.

4. After the break, continue to bake for 5 minutes. Remove again to cool down for 8-10 minutes.

5. Brush with egg wash & bake for 3 minutes. Remove immediately.

Final Bake

6. Cool down completely before storing in an air-tight container. Wait for at least 24 hours before consume to allow the mooncakes to become “soft.” They look better after 24 hours.

NOTES:
1.  Every oven will react differently. I notice that my mooncakes are best baked for not more than 3 minutes after brushing with eggwash or the “skin” will become uneven colour.

2. I made 3 with lotus paste filling & 2 with taro paste filling.




~Enjoy!~

88 comments:

  1. 我也做了这个猪猪。。。你家的猪猪长的好秀气哦!!我家的猪猪有点粗鲁。。。而且有点讨厌!!

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  2. 这样的可爱猪猪,真是不舍得吃呢!
    做末你做的酱可爱,我的就全是丑猪样!
    一点都不可爱!555~

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    1. Qi Qi:
      是不是妳要求过高,快快上个贴子来看先。

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  3. 你家的猪猪非常可爱哦!
    送一只给我,可以吗?

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  4. 这几天上来,都会看到小猪猪的踪影,让人看得心情都愉快许多耶!
    你家的阿细好口爱啊!!真想全都带回家,哈哈^^

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    1. 晓, 对啊,去年已有很多朋友做过,今年才来到我家。

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  5. Oh my goodness.......these little piggies are super cute, arent they? They are so well and perfect done. They all look the same.....no flaws at all. Well done and you must be pleased upon completion. How nice if I can have one from you......hehehe.

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    1. Mel, yeah, if we live close, then can pass on some to you, hehehe!

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  6. Hi Jessie, oh... this is so cute and adorable. Well done, very impressive!

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi, Amelia, thanks. You too, have a nice day!

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  7. Jessie, those chubby piggies are so lovely.Like me, I am taking a blog break too. Hope you have a wonderful Mid Autumn Festival.

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    1. Cecilia: Thanks, hope this will cheer you up~

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  8. Jessie, 我的小猪还在烤箱里, 你的小猪做的美极!
    我的都是奇形怪状的猪仔! 哈哈。。

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    1. May:
      紧张紧张, 是不是很快就可以看到小猪猪了?

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  9. 哈哈哈,你的成品好漂亮哟
    我的和你换
    我有划算列:)

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    1. 鲸鱼, 不要这样说啦,看来都差不多一样嘛。

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  10. 圆嘟嘟的小猪猪可爱极了。。:)

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  11. Jessie, your piggies looks so cute and pretty. I like the little one in the box. 好像有点害羞。。。呵呵呵。。

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    1. Ann:
      I decides to just roll them in balls, save a bit of time. Thanks for your tip.

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  12. 你的猪猪好美呐!
    我好喜欢噢!
    送一只给我可以吗?

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  13. haha... your piggies are so cute! 舍得‘汤’它们吗?:)

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    1. Siew, all inside the tummy already, haha. I had two & gave away 3.

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  14. 好可爱哦。。。。你也有一双巧手哦,做什么像什么,真棒!!

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    1. Irene:
      谢谢妳。如果那包冰皮粉还没过期的话,我应该是做冰皮版本的,又浪费了妳的心意,不好意思。

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  15. 可爱!可爱!可爱!太可爱了!
    加上故事解说,还真的觉得它们是会动的,
    Jessie 你手好巧啊!猪猪可爱的神情有叻!!!
    喜欢,还有他们头上那些小花,有加分哦!

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    1. Aunty Young:
      这些奶瓶和花花都是以前买来做手工的,现在没玩了,想不到还有用,哈哈!

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  16. 哎哟哟。。。。。好可爱的小猪猪!!!
    小孩子若看到了肯定爱不释手的!!!
    那头上的小花也让猪猪加分不少呢!!!

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    1. 珊珊:
      要求照片的时刻还没set定要怎样拍,就打开我的八宝盒看看有什麽道具可以用,一看这些花花+奶瓶,灵感来咯,赶快拍,哈哈!

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    1. catchee:
      我最爱阿细和躲在小箱里的老大,那眼神太不舍得吃吧,哈哈!

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  18. 可爱到不行!!
    jessie,你家的猪猪是属于卡通可爱型的。。。
    尤其是哪只还tam着nen nen罐的那个,哈哈哈!喜欢喜欢。。满分啦!!

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    1. 小雨伞, 她也是我的最爱,哈哈!

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  19. oh~~these are too adorable~~love them ^^

    美牙

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    1. 美牙, so you stop making mooncakes already?

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  20. 哇,你家小猪很cute,还有没戒奶的哈哈! 欢迎加入猪猪团,我今年没生猪,来你家讨一只,看明年会生猪仔吗?呵呵。
    我也没帮上什么忙,谢谢你link来我家

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    1. Li SHuan:
      可以拿阿三和阿四回家。

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  21. Waaaah so CUTE!!! I love it! haha. I made mooncakes too! Mini mixed nuts ones =) Can't wait til mid-Autumn Festival!!

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    1. DL, so the mixed nuts is your favourite.? If have time do share with us the recipe

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  22. Jessie, words failed me ... Your little piggies are so so gorgeous! Look at their googly eyes... How can you have the heart to 'slaughter' them? Haha! You, like Ann and Li Shuan are very clever and creative indeed. I can never produce something like these. Wish I can order some from you for the mid-autumn festival.

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. Have problem to enter your blog this afternoon. Tried 2-3 times also got stuck at the main page.

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  23. Hi Jess,
    I am so excited to see your cute cute piggies!
    Love them all... They are so adorable. Can't bear to eat them.
    I have brought my piggy buns to exchange your piggy mooncake.. :D
    Have a nice blog break soon:)
    mui

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    1. Mui Mui, definitely yes to me. A mooncake for a bun, nice!

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  24. Jessie,你的手艺真的很棒,这群小猪猪太可爱了,尤其是它们的脸蛋,好讨人喜欢呢!太棒了!

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    1. Casey, you are so sweet, thank you for the compliment. My son is using the computer & I don't know how to type Chinese in this iPad, hehe

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  25. Jessie! Wow they are so beautifully done. And so cute. The kids would be so thrilled to eat these.

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    1. Mich, yeah, they got very excited when seeing me making these piggy mooncakes

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  26. Hi Jessie, every year when I see you all posted the piggy moon cake, I wanted to join you all, I did baked last year, it turn out unsuccessful, because I don't like the lotus paste, so I shape it without filling, the whole piggy is so wet and soggy, after baking it ....filed, so far I don't see anyone bake without filling.

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    1. Hi Soh, do you have a blog? So you don't like other flavours as well? Hmmm, what about the piggy cookies that is packed inside the red plastic 'cage?' That one doesn't have any filling inside or i think they also come is fish shapes

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    2. I don't have a blog. I'm a working mum, so only can bake after work or weekend, not much time to prepare the filling, I don't like the ready filling, too sweet and oily also in bulk.
      Yes, that is what I like piggy cookies, that why last year I try to bake, but .... you know.
      BTW I would like to said thank you for you last advice about the cupcake, I encounter the paper cup problem, finally I follow your advice fix the paper liner in the right size of cupcake pan, it turn out nicely and the liner did not open up. Thank you very much.

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    3. I thought that I can follow you if you have a blog. Anyway, no need to thank me for the cupcake baking as I only found out that once I accidentally used the exact size of cupcake liners for my muffin pan. Most of my cupcake liners do not fit into the muffin pans exactly.

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    4. Hi Jessie, thank you for your encouragement, finally I baked piggy moon cake on 8/9/13, no time to inform you, just came back from my Japan Holidays with my family yesterday, appreciated very much is because of your words and last minutes decided to bake it.
      Only one question why it is after baked the skin of the piggy appear one patch one patch (like giraffe's skin) hope you understand, is it after 1st baked must cool down completed than egg wash and baked again? because mine once remove from oven, egg wash it and than cool down, is this the mistake? any way I am very happy, I just want to improve when next bake. Have a nice day! Thank you for all your advice

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  27. Jessie! The piglet is so adorable! Can I have one please :)

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    1. Tze, your son will be excited if you make these for him!

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  28. Ahhhhhh how cute are these little piggies!!! Love your work!!!

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    1. Hi Bakeanista, thanks for dropping by. Great to know that you like them!

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  29. Ahhhhhh how cute are these little piggies!!! They are too cute to be eaten!!! <3 love your work!

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  30. Friend, you did it so well too, they look so cute!

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  31. (in cantonese) 怎么食得你? ^^

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    1. I know, Victoria Bakes, had to close my eyes when eating them, haha!

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  32. Hi Jessie,
    These are the cutest piggies mooncakes I've seen! They look so cute with the little flowers and just look at their bottom with the little curly tail! Haha! They certainly made me smile!
    Superb job Jessie! And enjoy your break!

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    1. Joyce, you know what, the tail was the hardest part to shape as the dough kept breaking into pieces when I try to twist it, hehe

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  33. Hi Jessie,

    Your piggy mooncakes are very cute! How are you going to celebrate your mid-autumn festival?

    We are not exactly mooncake lovers... Thought of introducing this food culture to my son but my husband said that he didn't want any mooncake at all - Geez!

    Btw, I laughed reading your comment at my pandan chiffon cake post.... I'm not telling you who is this man!!! ...hee hee. But, the clue is... Joyce is right! The identity of this man is mentioned in this post :p Keep guessing!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, hmmm, I can sort of guessing who was that young man already, hahaha. I've made more mooncakes & now I can stop baking & start packing.

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  34. oh my! they are so cute! did your kids eat them or play with it? i may just want to display them ..haha..very well done!! oink oink!!

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    1. Lena, all these piggy mooncakes habis liao loh, of course is inside the tummy already, hehe

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  35. Jessie, your little piggies are so cute lah! In spite of my back pain, I can still smile when I saw the cute oink, oinks :D

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    1. Phong Hong, pls don't smile too hard, ok!

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  36. Gosh that’s gorgeous! Love the looks of it, and I’ll bet the flavor is sensational.

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    1. cquek:
      I had some & gave some away to my gf.

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  37. Hullo Jessie,
    Thanks for sharing this. Great to hand out as gifts for family & friends.
    I just L.O.V.E the cute litte piglets! Well done!

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    1. Oh Pattie, your message came out three times! Thanks for the sweet message!

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  38. Hi, finally I finished baking my piglets, using pumpkin filling and everything look fine, but after egg washing the piglets and baking them they came out cracked, looking like a giraffe. Patches on the surface, not sure what caused this. Maybe u know the reason? Thank you! And I also uploaded the picture onto my Facebook. If u happen to see it please don't laugh>< maybe I can add you on Facebook? Thanks!

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    1. Soh, you can email me if you don't mind. My email is jessienwl@yahoo.com

      Yes, I did notice that one of my piggies also had this problem but it's just that after a day, the patches weren't so obvious. I baked 3 more batches of traditional mooncakes after my piggies & to avoid these patches to show up, I always waited to the last 3 final minutes only I brushed egg wash on my mooncakes. Or as soon as the egg wash are all dry.

      Original recipe uses 170C but for my oven, I used 160C on my 1st round & I baked them at a lower middle level. Then, I reduced my oven temperature to 150C. I'm not sure whether the high temperature did cause those patches show up but when I use lower temperature, they didn't show up. Good luck.

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  39. Piggies are very famous this mooncake season lol! Many bloggers are making them...yours are so cute! Love the lil' one:D

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    1. Jeannie, looking forward to see your mooncakes!

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  40. do you bake and sell to ppl?

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    1. Hi there, thanks for dropping by. No, I don't bake for selling, sorry. May be wait till my children have all grown up first.

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  41. 太可爱了这些小猪猪,先祝你中秋节快乐!

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  42. Oh WOW! These piggies are so cute! So perfectly done & sayang lah to makan. They're too adorable! Well done Jessie! ;)

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  43. Hi Jessie, I would like you to view my little piggy, do you have FB?

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  44. Hi Jessie, is me again, forgotten post you the same question again, as just back from my holidays, sorry for all the inconvenience. Sorry!

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