Easy Chinese Dessert Recipes
Snow Durian Mooncake (Ping Pei)
This sweet and chewy Snow Durian Mooncake or Ping Pei featured in our Chinese dessert recipes is a mooncake variety filled with durian lotus paste paste mixed with melon seeds.
This Chinese traditional food can be given as gifts to friends and relatives during Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar (usually September). Such traditional sweet Chinese desserts are best enjoyed chilled over freshly brewed Chinese tea.
150 g Icing Sugar
180 ml Ice Cold Water
1 tsp Rose Essence
45 g Shortening
180 g Cooked Glutinous Flour (Kao Fun); sifted
400 g Durian Lotus Paste Filling; ready made
1 cup Toasted Melon Seeds
1. Add toasted melon seeds into durian paste and mix until melon seeds are well distributed.
2. Split paste into 1 heap tablespoon each on a plate. Leave aside for later use.
3. Mix icing sugar with shortening, cold water and rose essence. Mix for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add sifted cooked glutinous flour and keep mixing. The dough will become tougher. Knead until dough is smooth. Cover with cloth and leave aside for 30 minutes.
4. Remove cloth and roll dough into cylinder.
5. Cut into even portions and roll into a flat circle.
6. Dust palms with glutinous flour and lightly coat durian paste first before wrapping flat dough around paste. Seal dough and roll into a smooth ball.
7. Dust mooncake mould with glutinous flour. Fill mooncake mould with smooth filled ball and press firmly so that patterns are clearly indented onto the surface of each mooncake.
Repeat process until dough is finished. This recipe makes 12 mini mooncakes.
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