Sweet Red Bean Paste with Chen Pi (Dried Mandarin Peel) 陳皮豆沙餡

I’ve been making sweet red bean paste for my homemade mooncakes (read about my blog posts Sweet Red Bean Paste and Sugar-Free Sweet Red Bean Paste for more details) and this is the first time that I flavored it with Chen Pi. Everything is basically the same. I just dumped in some chen pi when … Continue reading Sweet Red Bean Paste with Chen Pi (Dried Mandarin Peel) 陳皮豆沙餡

Sugar-Free White Bean Paste 無糖白豆沙餡

I made this white bean paste out of sugar substitute for my mooncake this year. Compared to Japanese white bean paste which is super sweet, this white bean paste is only lightly sweetened. The reduced sugar amount will make the bean paste dry and crumbly so oil is needed to make up for the moisture … Continue reading Sugar-Free White Bean Paste 無糖白豆沙餡

Sugar-Free Sweet Red Bean Paste 無糖廣式豆沙餡

I have been unpacking and rearranging stuffs almost every day due to our recent renovation. Also my daughter has been admitted to a new school this term. I’m pretty exhausted to work on my mooncake experiment. I did make a batch of sugar-free red bean paste though last week. I used xylitol for my Sugar-Free … Continue reading Sugar-Free Sweet Red Bean Paste 無糖廣式豆沙餡

Coconut Sweet Potato Paste 椰香蕃薯餡(少甜少油版)

This is the sweet potato filling that I used for my crispy sweet potato mooncakes (recipe here). Instead of white table sugar, I sweetened the paste with oligosaccharide syrup. Oligosaccharides are carbohydrates with 2 to 10 monosaccharides (simple sugars like glucose and fructose). Most oligosaccharides are indigestible by the small intestine and therefore will not … Continue reading Coconut Sweet Potato Paste 椰香蕃薯餡(少甜少油版)

Coffee Salted Caramel White Bean Paste 咖啡海鹽焦糖豆沙餡

I made some bean paste with white kidney beans yesterday. White kidney beans taste pretty bland so the paste will be ready to take on any flavor that is added to it. I have a small bowl of leftover salted caramel sauce that I used for making cake before so I started experimenting with the … Continue reading Coffee Salted Caramel White Bean Paste 咖啡海鹽焦糖豆沙餡

Sugar-Free Lotus Seed Paste 無糖蓮蓉餡

Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner and I am planning to make some sugar-free mooncakes with natural sweetener. Here is how I prepared my lotus seed paste with xylitol instead of cane sugar. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that looks and tastes like table sugar. Compared to sugar (sucrose) which has a glycemic index … Continue reading Sugar-Free Lotus Seed Paste 無糖蓮蓉餡