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Friday, September 18, 2015

Rabbit Kluang Mooncake 兔子形居鑾月餅

Last year i replicated the famous Kluang mooncake using my best melt-in-mouth pastry . It was well received by my family especially my sister. This year i got this idea made them into rabbit shape, as i feel the original rugby ball shape is quite big to pack them. Furthermore Chinese believed the Jade Rabbit was an animal that lived on the moon and accompanied Chang'e, read more here, so it is a lucky animal ^_^.




I use the leftover pastry to make the baby rabbit  ^_^



How to shape them..











Rabbit Kluang Mooncake 兔子形居鑾月餅
*makes 8 rabbit mooncakes

For the pastry
175g butter, room temp
50g condensed milk or sweetened creamer
255g cake flour
1 egg yolk


400g white lotus paste or your choice of paste
8 salted egg yolks (brush with rice wine, steam for 5-10mins)

Egg wash- 1 egg yolk +1tsp milk

Method

1. Cream butter and condensed milk till light
2. Add in egg yolk, and beat until combine.
3. Mix in flour, mix till become a soft and not sticky dough.
4. To weight lotus paste for 50g each, wrap one salted egg yolk inside.
5. To weight pastry for 50g each, then wrap the lotus paste with pastry, roll into egg shape. Place on a lined baking tray.
6. Pinch two small piece of pastry (~2g each), shape like rabbit’s ear, place on top. Use a toothpick to press a straight line on the ears.
7. Use the tip of a chopstick, to make two small holes for the eyes. And use a toothpick, to press a “V” as for the mouth. Egg wash the mooncakes.
7. Bake at a pre-heated oven at 160C( fan forced) for 30mins (last 10mins using fan forced).


Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


13 comments:

  1. Hi

    I'm newbie to baking and cooking.
    Can I substitute rice wine with shao shin hua tiau chio instead ?

    Jessie

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  2. Arwen, you can but not so much as I afraid Shao Shin wine a bit strong in taste .

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  3. Very cute rabbit moon cakes with baby rabbits..the kids will definitely love them.

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  4. I'm trying this recipe this evening with the help of my nieces. I'm sure they would love to shape the rabbit. Wishing you & family a joyous Mid Autumn Festival.

    Georgina

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  5. Wow... cute little bunny mooncake. Another beautiful creation from Sonia's kitchen.
    Have a great week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  6. If I want to omit egg yolk,how much lotus paste should I replace?

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  7. Hi Sonia
    Great ideas to make this bunny mooncake! Cute! Kids will love them!

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  8. Hi Sonia
    Possibility to advise, I use ur recipe to bake Kluang mooncake but it crack when I slice it. Why leh?

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  9. Hi Sonia,

    Thanks for posting the recipe. I made it few days ago. The mooncake tasted really good. Could you advise why the skin cracked and also cracked/fall apart when cut?

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  10. Anonymous , this pastry is flaky that's why it sometime cracked after cut or baked .

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  11. Hi Sonia, is there any difference between using Hong Kong flour and cake flour? I noticed the difference in recipe between your kluang moon cake recipe and this. Thank you!

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  12. anonymous, both are almost equally same, you can use either one of them in the kluang moon cake recipe.

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