In less than two weeks, chinese around the world will be celebrating the Mooncake Festival. Actually i have no intentions of making any mooncakes this year, not even last year but then somehow the mooncake bug sort of got into me after seeing some of you making mooncakes recently, not too serious though and made jelly mooncakes instead, just these. Am already seeing so many types and colourful lanterns now selling in shops and departmental shops, when i was small i used to play with those wire framed cellophane type of lanterns, you know those transparent ones and i was never good at playing with that, i kept burning the lanterns one after another and my parents had to keep buying one after another. But i guess nowadays more people will choose to buy the battery operated lanterns cos they are much safer and last longer, comes with music too! how entertaining! Did you play lanterns when you were small?
|i didnt cook my own red beans , i used this..the can was taken here upside down:)|
|the filling, make sure the mould you use is smaller than your jelly mould,|
i filled them to 3/4 of the height
|the skin jelly, pour 1/3 into the jelly mould|
|put the red bean jelly onto the skin jelly and fill up the jelly to|
the brim of the mould ( this is not filled up yet)
|the balance i made into these small jellies|
Recipe ( from an old issue of Y3K magazine )
this recipe can make 10 mooncake jellies, i only hv 8 moulds, the rest i made into small jellies
A.150gm precooked red beans
100gm caster sugar
2tsps agar agar powder
1/2tsp instant jelly
1 blade pandan leaves (knotted)
B.100ml coconut milk
1tbsp cornflour, dash of salt
( mix coconut milk with corn flour and salt together )
100ml coconut milk
100gm caster sugar
2.5tsp agar agar powder
1/2 tsp instant jelly
2 tbsp condensed milk, dash of red colouring
1.Blend/mash lightly precooked red beans. Combine it with the rest of ingredients filling (A), bring to a boil and add in ingredient (B) and let it come to another boil. Turn heat to low, cook a further 2 mins. Turn off heat, remove pandan leaves.
2.Pour the jelly mixture into the moulds till almost full ( depends on the size of your mould ), leave them cool to set, dislodge then only proceed to make skin.
3.For skin, combine all ingredients for skin in a small pot. Stir till it boils and turn on low heat. Stir for 2 mins, turn off heat.
4.Pour (3) into plastic jelly moulds to one third only. Place in one piece of red bean jelly (2) into each jelly mould, then fill in the rest of the skin jelly (3) to the brim. Leave them to set, keep chilled.