Chinese Sweet Potato Dessert Soup 番薯糖水

Tong Sui, literally “sugar water”, refers to the sweet and soup like dessert served at the end of a meal in the Chinese culture. Dessert soup made with sweet potatoes is one of the easiest ones to make. All you need is to dump the cubed sweet potatoes and ginger slices into water, boil until … Continue reading Chinese Sweet Potato Dessert Soup 番薯糖水

Mizu Yokan (Red Bean Jelly) 紅豆水羊羹

I was left with some unused red bean paste and a bunch of frozen chestnuts ever since Mid Autumn Festival so I need to think of some ways to get rid of them. One treats that I made was Red Bean Sticky Rice Roll and this time I've decided to make some Japanese desserts. 中秋節後遺症是剩下一堆紅豆沙及急凍栗子肉要逐一殲滅!不久之前EC做了豆沙糯米卷,今次則嘗試了日式甜點。 … Continue reading Mizu Yokan (Red Bean Jelly) 紅豆水羊羹

Purple Sweet Potato Mochi 紫薯糯米糍

Mid autumn festival is already over but I still have several purple sweet potatoes and half a carton of coconut cream lett in my fridge after making my mooncakes (read about my blog posts, Coconut Purple Sweet Potato Snow Skin Mooncakes and Crispy Coconut Sweet Potato Mooncakes). I turned the leftover ingredients into mochi in … Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Mochi 紫薯糯米糍

Coconut Purple Sweet Potato Snow Skin Mooncakes 椰香紫薯冰皮月餅

Here’s another snow skin mooncake that I made today. I’ve come up with a more efficient way to flatten the dough and you will see a video demonstration at the end of the blog post. 這是今天製作的冰皮月餅,EC拍了短片示範包餡及印模過程,亦在片中分享了心得。 Make sure to have your dough and filling both thoroughly chilled before you begin wrapping and shaping. Chilling makes … Continue reading Coconut Purple Sweet Potato Snow Skin Mooncakes 椰香紫薯冰皮月餅

Chestnut Chocolate Lava Snow Skin Mooncakes 栗子朱古力流心冰皮月餅

Lava mooncakes have been so popular recently and here I’ve joined the trend to create snow skin mooncakes with similar chocolate lava filling. At first I made the lava filling with sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder. I thought I could make it the same way I prepared my soft-centered chocolate ganache filling by freezing … Continue reading Chestnut Chocolate Lava Snow Skin Mooncakes 栗子朱古力流心冰皮月餅

Mango Chestnut Chocolate Ganache and Black Sesame Red Bean Snowskin Mooncakes 芒果栗子朱古力軟心及黑芝麻豆沙冰皮月餅

Ok alright...I know it is kind of late to blog about mooncakes as Mid Autumn Festival was already over but last year, ahem yeah last year, I made four different flavors of snowskin mooncakes. The recipes for red bean and green tea snowskin mooncakes with white chocolate ganache centers as well as coconut purple sweet … Continue reading Mango Chestnut Chocolate Ganache and Black Sesame Red Bean Snowskin Mooncakes 芒果栗子朱古力軟心及黑芝麻豆沙冰皮月餅

Crispy Red Bean and Black Sesame Red Bean Mooncakes 脆皮蛋黃豆沙及黑芝麻豆沙月餅

I’ve fallen in love with this style of mooncakes ever since I learned making them. The flaky crust is just so good! Another great thing is that the crust of crispy mooncakes is thicker than that of traditional Cantonese ones. The wrapping process has now become a piece of cake. 自從學懂做脆皮月餅後,EC己被那酥脆的餅皮迷倒。脆皮月餅的餅皮比廣式月餅厚,因此包餡也就沒有什麼難度,做月餅時倍感輕鬆! Last week I baked … Continue reading Crispy Red Bean and Black Sesame Red Bean Mooncakes 脆皮蛋黃豆沙及黑芝麻豆沙月餅

Sugar-Free Traditional Cantonese Mooncakes 無糖廣式蛋黃蓮蓉月餅

I want my family and friends who are diabetic to enjoy some special treats during this Mid-Autumn Festival. Therefore I have been experimenting with sugar-free mooncakes since August. I made the mooncake crust with agave nectar last year. This year I tested it with oligosaccharide syrup and sweetened the filling with xylitol. Both ingredients are … Continue reading Sugar-Free Traditional Cantonese Mooncakes 無糖廣式蛋黃蓮蓉月餅