Next month, the Mooncake Festival will once again be celebrated by Chinese worldwide. The festival is very popular as it’s a time when family and friends get together for some feasting, nibbling on mooncakes and watching the moon which symbolizes unity and harmony.
Dorsett Grand Subang showcased their “Jewels Of Mid-Autumn” Mooncakes by having their Chinese pastry chef demonstrate how to make the mooncake snow skin (the one that is refrigerated and not baked). Goh Fun or Glutinous Rice Flour is mixed with icing sugar in a large bowl. Shortening and full cream milk is added in 3 batches followed by liquid green gel for colouring.
Once the colour has been evened out among the dough, weigh each portion into 100g. The filling will also be 100g so it’s a 1 : 1 ratio but if salted egg yolk is added to the filling, deduct 15g from the filling.
The mooncake moulds at Dorsett Grand Subang are handmade and pre-ordered from Hong Kong with a 9 month lead time. This mooncake mould making by hand is a dying craft and each mould here is a work of art.
We tried our hand at shaping and moulding the mooncakes and transferring them out of the mould. You need a certain dexterity and skill which only comes after much practice. No one is going to be a mooncake master overnightor even in a fortnight. That only comes with practice, practice and more practice. However, I think Nava K and I did an okay job with ours.
Dorsett Grand Subang Mooncakes available from 4th August – 27th September 2015
Selection of Baked Mooncakes :-
White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk RM30 nett
Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk RM28 nett
Low Sugar Pure White Lotus Paste RM27 nett
Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk RM28 nett
Pure Lotus Pandan Paste RM27 nett
Honey Dragon Fruit Paste with Single Yolk RM28 nett
Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk RM28 nett
Pure Red Bean Paste RM24 nett
Selection of Crystal Skin Mooncakes :-
Crystal Skin Red Bean Paste RM26 nett
Crystal Skin Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk RM28 nett
Crystal Skin Honey Dragon Fruit Paste with Single Yolk RM28 nett
For orders and enquiries, please call 03-5031 6060 ext 1954