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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Dragon and the Fish

In comes the dragon and the fish. These jelly mooncake moulds come in many shapes and designs and the dragon and the fish being auspicious animals for the Chinese, are not left out. The dragon symbolizes prosperity and longevity while the fish with a pronunciation similar to the Chinese character for abundance symbolizes wishes for everything in abundance (wealth, health etc, etc).

Dragon and fish in another flavour of jelly mooncakes, you will be reading at least 4 of this kind. I need 4 to fit prettily in a gift box :) This is the second one after the red dragon fruit. Sweet corn with pandan. Colourful, in shapes of auspicious symbols and different flavours, these make wonderful gifts for the festival. It's more difficult to create the color impact with baked ones, might be achievable with snow skin though. I now have red and green in the box, 2 more colors to go, a jade like one and gold brown perhaps for more prosperity :)

This is also a new recipe that i tried this year. Last year I had a green one coming from green tea and soy milk. This one has sweet corn for the filling and the skin is pandan infused coconut milk. Oh, with some ice-cream added to it too! Maybe green tea should stay as the choice for elders :)

Source :Adapted from Mooncake Selections by Khoo See Yew
Makes : Approximately 5 pieces (with similar moulds)

Ingredients for Filling
  • 15g gm. caster sugar
  • 1 tsp agar-agar powder
  • 60 thin coconut milk
  • 75g sweet corn (cream style)
  • 60ml thick coconut milk
  • 25g sweet corn ice cream
  1. Boil sugar, agar-agar powder and thin coconut milk in a pot until agar agar and sugar dissolves.
  2. Lower flame and mix in sweet corn (cream and ice-cream) and thick coconut milk. Stir until ice-cream dissolves.
  3. Pour in small bowls and let it set.
  4. Remove from bowl, use a fork to scratch surface (top and bottom). This is to make sure the filling and skin will stick to one another.

Ingredients for Skin
  • 50g sugar
  • 3 tsp agar-agar powder
  • 350ml thin coconut milk (See Note)
  • 100ml thick coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 40g sweet corn ice-cream
Note to get 350ml thin coconut milk
Blend 6 pieces of pandan leaves with 300ml water, sieve through and add 50ml coconut cream to form 350ml thin coconut milk (Add water if insufficient)
  1. Boil sugar, agar-agar powder and thin coconut milk in a pot until agar agar and sugar dissolves.
  2. Lower flame and mix in sweet corn ice-cream, salt and thick coconut milk.

  1. Pour in some skin agar agar into mooncake mould.
  2. When it is half set, put in the filling then pour the balance skin mixture into the mould until full. Let it set.
  3. Chill in the fridge before serving.


you mean there are ice cream in these mooncakes? the white layer? i would love eating these too!

Hey litehomebake..

Would u like to share your recipe for this? I would really love to taste it!

Hey Ice, I will do so soonest possible,yeah

Very unusual mooncakes with sweet corn filling. Thanks for sharing these beautiful mooncakes.

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