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Tuesday 17 September 2013

Piggy Mooncakes is my turn to make Piggy Mooncakes this time.  Well, I am sure you have come across many bloggers have made this Piggy Mooncakes, right?  They are so cute and adorable and it is suitable to give this to children.

My piggies were not in good shape as I fold and shape, my hands got all sticky; and losing my patience in shaping it at the end.  So trying to finish this up in a haste as I am late in cooking my dinner......duh!

This Piggy Mooncakes was first introduced to all us and should give full credit and thanks to Ann of Anncoo Journal when she posted her Piggy Mooncakes back in 2011.  

And lately, Jessie of CookingMoments made it, and many thanks to Sonia of NasiLemakLover of her tutorial pictures on how to make this piggy mooncakes.

Piggy Mooncakes
(Original Recipe from: Ann@AnncooJournal)
Makes 5 

Dough Ingredients:
150g Plain Flour
90g Golden Syrup
3g Alkaline Water
38g Vegetable Oil or Peanut Oil 

5 x 60g Red Bean Paste, store bought – Roll into balls 

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

Egg Wash:
1 Egg Yolk + 2 tbsp Water

Mix all, then, pass through a fine strainer 


Please click here or  here for more detailed to view on how to make this piggy mooncakes.

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

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

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

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

* 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. 

After brushing the egg wash, I overbaked it and resulted some uneven skin colour and one piggy with cracked skin... but after cooling down, the cracked skin formed back.

Too cute to slaughter.......... 

Two more days we will be celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival, and here I wish all of you 
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival