Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sweet Corn Mooncake Jelly

Mooncake Festival is around the corner.
We are not really fancy with the traditional mooncake.But, I'm curious about mooncake making, so I attended "hands on making traditional mooncake class" by chef Alan Ooi.
Now I know step by step on how to make traditional mooncake,but I haven't make any traditional mooncake yet....lols
We prefer Jelly Mooncake.We can eat a lot of it. I made several flavours , but I'm sharing one of Alan Ooi's recipe, Sweet Corn Jelly Mooncake. Makes about 12 pieces Jelly Mooncake.
Here's the recipe:

Jelly Egg Yolk :
160ml water
25 gm caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tbsp(2gm) agar-agar (jelly)powder
1 piece pandan (screwpine)leaf

1 tbsp evaporated milk
1/2 tbsp custard powder
few drops orange colouring

Mix (B) and set aside.
Combine ingredients (A) in a pot and bring to boil.
Add in mixed (B), and turn off the flame.
Stir well and discard the screwpine leaf.
Strain the mixture and pour it into a round ball shape ice cube tray.
Leave aside to set.Once it set, take out from the mould for later use.

Jelly Filling:
100 ml water
130gm sweet corn ( I used creamy sweet corn)
60 gm fresh milk
70 gm caster sugar
8 gm agar-agar (jelly powder)

150 gm coconut milk

Combine ingredients (A) in a pot, cook and keep stirring until it boils.
Add in (B), once it boils,turn off the flame.
Pour the mixture into a small cup, or tarts tin.
Allow to set slightly before placing in the prepared jelly egg yolk.
Leave aside to set.Once it set, remove from mould and set aside.

Jelly Mooncake Skin:
1100 ml water
25 gm agar-agar(jelly) powder
150 gm castor sugar
some green colouring

200 gm fresh milk

Combine ingredients (A) in a pot.Bring to boil.
Stir in ingredient (B), turn off the flame.
Pour some mixture into a mooncake jelly mould, about 3/4 full.
Allow to set slightly before placing the prepared jelly filling.Set aside to set.
Pour some mixture into jelly mooncake mould, about 1/2 full.Let it slightly set, place the jelly filling.
Fill the mooncake mould with the remaining mixture.
Leave aside to set.
Chill well before turning out to serve.

Hands on class with Chef Alan Ooi


Anncoo said...

I enjoy reading Alan Ooi's books. So lucky you can attend his baking class. Can share some tips? :D

MsK said...

Can you tell me where in Malaysia I can get the mould for the yolk and mooncakes?

Quay Po Cooks said...

It is great that you can attend this class. I am sure now you are an expert in making jelly mooncakes:D Got to learn from you.

yummylittlecooks said...


Thanks for your visit.
You can find it at any bakery shop that sell baking ingredients,ie: moulds,flour, butter, etc....

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

cool, you even attended making mooncakes class, looking forward to see your traditional mooncake recipe..i dont think i going to make jelly mooncake this year, because i have many traditional mooncake and snowskin mooncake.Your is nice done.

shaz@feedingmykidsbetter said...

That looks really nice. I think a jelly version is perfect for our hot weather! Thanks for sharing another nice recipe.

ken said...

i still prefer the traditional one :)

Shu Han said...

i thought i've tried all the possible mooncakes already (still love traditionak ones with lard hehe), but somehow nv tried a jelly version before! very interesting colour, looks really pretty, like jade (:

Nava.K said...

I too prefer the jelly mooncakes Cindy, so much milder and lighter in taste, like that green jelly around the cakes, nice contrast in colours making it looking delicious.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Delicious sweet corn filling. You can use gula melaka for the mooncake skin, it blend very well with sweet corn.

yummylittlecooks said...

Thank you Amelia , for the tips :)

lena said...

i can eat many jelly mooncakes too but actually i like eating all kinds of mooncakes, i already have a few types in my house now..bought a few pieces and some given by my mum..

edith said...

Making jelly mooncakes take much more effort than snow skin. I admire your patience.

Pete said...

Texture looks really smooth...must be very delicious!

Jay said... d vibrant color n delicious presentation..:P
Tasty Appetite

Deliah's Deli said...

moon-cake jelly sounds an interesting fusion. happy moon-cake festival! :)

Jeannie said...

it's much easier to over eat jelly mooncakes than the traditional beautifully done!

Cheah said...

I've never tried making jelly mooncakes, looks like quite time consuming. I don't mind eating them though. Like Lena, I love to eat mooncakes! Yours look so pretty!

My Little Space said...

Whoa so jealous of! Soon you'll be a super chef like him too. Such fun attending this kind of classes.