Mooncake aka Mid Autumn Festival is around the corner again. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the lunar calendar and that translates to Sept 27 this year. Commercially, mooncakes show their faces somewhere towards the end of the 6th month which gives one ample time to eat and eat and eat...if one has the money that is since they are getting more expensive by the day.
Jelly mooncakes are a cheaper version but they don't satisfy cravings for the traditional ones. Different altogether but they make good desserts, look pretty and fit for the festival since they use similar looking moulds.
I have been making jelly mooncakes for quite a few years already and have tried out quite a variety of flavors. Cracking my head to make a different flavor for this year when this idea struck me. I have come across this Milo Oreo jelly recipe some time back where the cookie was broken into smaller pieces and scattered between the Milo and milk layer. Instead of breaking it, i dump the whole piece in the center mimicking the filling in a mooncake. Typically, the filling for jelly mooncakes is made of jelly too but a different flavor from the outer layer i.e. the skin.
I like the outcome. The flavors combined pretty well and the cookie was still crunchy giving it a different texture from typical jelly mooncakes. And the best part is this is even easier than making typical mooncakes.
Sandwich in a sandwich!
Reference: Home Kreation-Kitchen Corner
- 6g Agar-Agar Powder
- 400ml Water
- 70g Sugar
- 220ml Evaporated Milk
- 1/3 cup Milo Powder + 1 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
- 6 pieces of Oreo Cookies
- Place agar-agar powder and water in a pot & cook until agar-agar dissolves.
- Add in sugar & cook until sugar dissolves.
- Add in milk, stir well and turn off flame once milk starts to boil.
- Separate 1 1/4 cup of the mixture into another pot & add in Milo powder mixture.
- Stir well until Milo dissolves. Strain the mixture to ensure Milo completely dissolves.
- Pour in some milo agar agar mixture into mooncake mould.
- In the meantime, if the plain mixture starts to set, put it over a small flame to prevent it from setting.
- When the mixture in the mould is almost set (i.e. film has formed and strong enough to hold cookie), place a piece of oreo cookie in the center of each mooncake.
- Slowly pour in plain mixture on top of cookie to cover it.
- Let jelly come to room temperature then chill in the fridge until set before serving cold.
- I have twigged the recipe a little to suit mooncake moulds and it yields 6 pieces if you have equivalent size moulds.
- If you are not making it using mooncake moulds, i would suggest that you follow the steps from the source recipe.
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