Sunday, September 14, 2008


Happy Moon Gazing Festival!

I met Chris a few days ago and we were gossiping and stuff. I forgot how we got to the mooncake topic.. but here is how it goes..

Chris: Why don't you bake your own mooncake?
Me: Huh! soooo ma fan.. can buy mah.. furthermore i dun have the "tok tok" mold, how to bake?
Chirs: Go and buy lah!
Me: i dunno where to buy lor..
Chris: i think ^%$&%$ sells those "tok tok" molds
Me: eehh.. see first lah..

As expected, i didn't buy any mooncake molds.. First reason: it's bulky and i don't have any space for it. Second being plain laziness.. my lazy worms are multiplying like crazy.. but as you have already expected (if not why would i be blogging right?), me being me, i tried baking mooncakes, not the traditional ones, certainly not the snowskin and with no one crumb or trace of lotus seed paste. drumrolls please....

Meng ni's half yolk-yam paste-moonpuff.

Let me describe how i came up with the name.... drum rolls again please....

Half yolk: salted egg yolks are high in cholesterol and thus doesn't make it a very healthy makanan... and if i were to put a whole yolk in my moonpuff, it will no longer be the cute bite size festive food.. it'll be a cholesterol overloaded, humongous diet wrecker.

Yam paste: cold storage has ran out of lotus seed paste. but i guess it's a blessing in disguise, my home made yam paste is fat-free (well, not really but definitely healthier) and i can control the sweetness!

Moonpuff: i dun have the "tok tok" mold, so puff would be my answer.

Yeah! and so the half yolk-yam paste-moonpuff was born:) I think it's passable as a first attempt. Not so sweet, halal and diet friendly:) i should put a price tag to it man...

p/s. it's halal because instead of lard, i used vege shortening
p/p/s. i suggest buying salted eggs from the wet market, they seem to have a better (bright orange) colour than the ones u find in supermarkets. Mine was from the supermarkets, so some of them actually turned out yellow.. eeee.. no QC


Adeline said...

Wah lao... The whole thing sounds most curious. Who did u rope in as yr taster? Eric?

mengni said...

Eric is default. He has to taste everything that comes out of my oven.. Btw, I'm goin to shove it down chris(chek's gf)throat tmr too.. hee!

Christine said...

excuse moi! How do u intend to shove it down my throat huh?

Anyway, if you intend to put a price to your moonpuff, remember must pay some premium to me coz I gave you the idea to making your own mooncake!!!

hee =P

Eric said...

what!!! no lard!!! my beloved lard!! hmmm.. i remembered saying NO LARD! NO LUCK! but surprisingly your yam paste came out quite good. Unique and tasty. I approved.

Eric said...

Dear Whitening goddess on Urban Newspaper, when are u making your next dish? quite hungry right now...