Monday, August 30, 2010

Cendol Jelly Mooncake

This is my first time making jelly mooncake. I've looked thru some recipes and finally found one which is not too complicated to make. But even so, it turned to be not as easy as i thought. I got not much problem making the jelly mooncake filling but not for the jelly mooncake skin. My 1st two attempts failed, either the solution too thick, too lumpy or too little and i hardly make jellies. I still have to make the jelly skin no matter what since i've already have the mooncake filling ready. Aunty Yochana came to the rescue, yeah i found she also had this cendol agar-agar mooncakes in her recipes. So the 3rd attempt was successful. It is a much simpler version and easy to make. Thank you, aunty yochana.

Here's the recipe:

Cendol agar-agar mooncake filling ( makes 6)
2tsps agar agar powder
1/2 tsp instant jelly
60 gm caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt
150ml water
70ml thick coconut milk
200gm chendol

1. Place the agar agar powder, instant jelly, sugar, salt and water in a pot and cook it in medium fire.
Bring it to a boil.
2. Then add in coconut milk and bring it to another boil. Add in the cendol and mix well. Pour the solution
into small cups. Let it set.

Cendol agar agar mooncake skin ( from aunty yochana )
4tsps agar agar powder
60gm gula melaka ( chopped small )
60gm caster sugar
400ml water
250 thick coconut milk

1. Pour everything into the pot and bring it boil.
2. Pour a little of this mixture in the mould and let it half set.
3.Put in the fillings that have already set earlier
4.Pour balance of the skin mixture into the mould till the brim
5.Let it set and chill cool.


  1. very innovative - I shall try the cendol agar-agar version. What sort of instant jelly do you use? thanks

  2. those are instant jelly powder that can be easily obtained from bakery ingredients shop. as for my understanding, it helps to set the mooncake faster and not so hard.

  3. Hi Lena, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and nice to meet you. You have a very lovely blog here. Love all your beautiful! Hope to hear from you more often. Have a wonderful evening.
    Cheers, kristy

  4. I like the designs on the mould, nice!

  5. i like the designs too, i bought the mould at RM3.00

  6. I still have no idea what they are, but after seeing your beautiful moon cakes, I want them!!! What a fantastic mold!!


    PS - thanks for visiting, and thank you for the award!!

  7. hi butteryum, mooncake is a type of chinese pastry traditionally eaten during the mooncake festival which falls on this sept 22. Most chinese around the world will be celebrating this festival as this can be considered quite a major festival for the chinese.We consider this as a must have delicacy on the mooncake festival also known as the lantern festival. The traditional type of mooncakes are the ones baked in oven, brown in colour , with a thin skin with lotus paste filling. But now over the years, people have been very creative, we have different flvours for the skin as well the filling such as mango filling, durian filling,etc. The jelly mooncakes are just one of the many different varieties now available in the market, actually the texture is just like jelly..probably slightly harder than jelly and we just make them using the jelly mooncakes mould. These moulds that i'm using are very cheap, costs less than USD1.00 per mould and each mould can make 4 pieces of mooncakes.

  8. hi lena,

    may i know what is the brand for the instant jelly?

  9. hi melanie, are you from malaysia? there's no specific brand, you can get this instant jelly powder in any of our local bakery ingredients shop.

  10. Your food is awesome and the presentation ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

  11. OH WOW§ I'm amazed by your cendol mooncake! I love cendol but never thought to make a mooncake with it. You're AMAZING! :)

  12. Hi Lena,

    I like the design of the mould too much. Where did you buy them?

    1. hi, i got the from a bakery supplier shop here in ipoh.