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.

Snow (Ping Pei) Durian Mooncake

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.

Readymade Durian Lotus Paste mixed with Toasted Melon Seeds Mixed Durian Lotus Paste Portions for Fillings

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.

Rolling dough for mooncake's snow skin Mooncake snow skin dough rolled flat

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.

Wrap skin dough around filling Seal ends of skin dough to ensure no spillage

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.

Mini Mooncake Mould With Floral Indent Press Dough Firmly Into Mooncake Mould

Repeat process until dough is finished. This recipe makes 12 mini mooncakes.

Voila! Here are your Snow Durian Mooncakes Snow Skin Durian Mooncake Slices

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