Fruit and Nut Paste & Taro Paste for Mooncakes 五仁月餅餡,芋頭茸

Fruit and Nut Paste & Taro Paste for Mooncakes 五仁月餅餡,芋頭茸

Here we come again! I have two more mooncake paste for you all, that’s fruit & nut paste and Taro paste 五仁月餅餡,芋頭茸.

The fruit & nut paste is my hubby’s favourite one. I thought the old people love it only, but he loves it all the years. It is so easy to prepare and the ingredients I take it from my daily breakfast. Gather all together and form a ball, chill in the fridge to firm up. Then divide it within 35g for 50g cake mould. OR make it 50g for 75g cake mould.

And the other most popular one is taro paste, I bought it from the Oriental supermarket. The frozen one is cheaper and the result is the same as the fresh one.

Here is the link that I followed, thanks! 🙂

Taro Paste 芋頭茸

Ingredient & steps:

  1. 350g taro, defrosted and cut into thick slices, steam about 20 minutes until soft. Mashup when it is still hot and sieve in a fine mesh.
  2. Put the mashed taro in a wok. Add the 120g sugar and pinch of salt.
  3. Get 1/2 tbsp of Sweet glutinous rice flour, mix with 120g water until well combined. Pour over the taro mixture and add 20g of vegetable oil, like peanut oil.
  4. Put on the medium-low heat, cook and stir all the time until the paste form thick. Off heat and wrap in a piece of cling film. Let it cool completely and chill in the fridge to firm up.

Fruit and Nut Paste 五仁月餅餡   

Ingredient: 

  • 130g Plain flour, fried on a frying pan without oil until it starts to turn yellowish. Off heat. Let cool and set aside.
  • Mixed nuts, like cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, or Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds about 65g.
  • Dried fruits, like raisins, cranberries, candied orange peel slices 糖漬橙片, about 50g.
  • 15g toasted black or white sesame seeds
  • 15g Stem ginger, chopped
  • 100g Light brown sugar or use pitted dates soak in a little bit of water to soften, drained
  • 85g Neutral oil, like peanut oil but not olive oil nor coconut oil
  • 50g Water or orange juice

Steps: 

  1. Toast the mixed nuts and finely chopped with the mixed dried fruits as well, set aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Gather all together to form a ball. Add a little bit of water if needed.
  3. Divide into each ball around 35g each for 50g cake mould or 50g for 75g cake mould. Store in an airtight container and chill in the fridge.

Note:  Sorry, I messed up the taro and the yam. It updated and corrected already.

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Adzuki Bean Fried Rice Cake 煎紅豆糯米餅

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Adzuki bean is the same as the red bean.

Japanese create lots of beautiful mochi もち or daifuku with this tiny, cutey red beans. It can make cakes, dessert, Chinese sweet soup, and bread as well.

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Green Smoothie & Pickled Cucumber for Chilling Up

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For sure, 100%, that is my green smoothie, it is cool, delicious, full of nourishment, and refreshing for 32°C temperature wrap around.

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Japanese Matcha Kuanzumochi 抹茶葛餅 (抹茶くずもち)~Vegan, Gluten-free

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It is one of the popular Japanese snacks with matcha. Serve with the brown sugar syrup (but I use the dates syrup this time), certainly it is the perfect match. Even though the pure matcha powder has a little bitter taste.

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Cool Down by Refreshing Homemade Elderflower Cordial

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Hi everyone! What’s the temperature in your country?

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Vegan Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Mixed Nuts

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Wish all the mummy have a happy mother’s day today! 🙂

Have you made cookies recently? What kind of the cookies you made, also what is your favourite cookies? I think I haven’t made cookies for so long. Have I missed it? Yes, surely I miss it so much. I love cookies for my coffee. But I also a chocolate brownies fan. Which one shall I make? It is quite struggling.

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This is one of the snacks that I want to make a long time ago. But I keep forgetting.

I have made the orange cake before, and also the homemade marmalade as well. But I haven’t mixed this two up together. Now is the time I can fulfill my wish. And I like to make a gluten-free cookie base more than a sponge cake base.

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All About Chinese New Year Cake & Snack from Previous Years

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Let me say Happy Chinese New Year to you guys, it is on this Friday, 16th of Feb, 2018, the year of Dog. Just 2 days after Valentine’s day! It should be really busy for all the Asian family already, the lady in the house obviously!

I just start to take action from today. But all the schedule and planning I have done before the last two weeks. Why? Is that serious? I can tell you the answer is YES! All I need to plan is how many stuff I’ll prepare, also my own vegan food as well.

This year I haven’t got time to try something new but I still loyal to my cake from all the past years. You can see how busy I am! Wish you all love them! ♥♥♥ Happy Chinese New Year, all the best wishes and good health to you all! 🙂

Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Steamed Golden Custard Cake ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕 

Chinese New Year Crunchy Snack ~ 蛋散

Baked Vegan Crispy Savoury Cookies for CNY (焗南乳酥餅)

CNY Vegetarian ‘Lo Bo Gao’ (素食蘿蔔糕) – White Radish Cake

Vegetarian Radish Cake (港式素食蘿蔔糕)

CNY Sweet Coconut Rice Cake (椰汁年糕)

Chinese Sweet Rice Cake (椰汁紅豆年糕)

CNY Steam Molasses  with Ginger Pudding ~ 黑糖薑汁年糕

Pineapple cake II ~ 鳳梨酥

Pineapple cake ~ 鳳梨酥

Pineapple cake ~ 鳳梨酥

Rice Crispy with Nori & Peanut Bars ~ 花生海苔米果

Vegan Molasses Gingerbread

 🎅Vegan Molasses Gingerbread🤶

🎅 HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! 🎄 🥂   

Christmas table can’t without mince pie or gingerbread cookies, right? So, I’m going to make gingerbread this year. Wish you like it! 🙂

This gingerbread was reduced sweetness to suit young children. You can use the gluten-free flour to substitute the plain flour.

It is fun and exciting to make this cookie with your children, wish they won’t make a big mess around your kitchen. 🙂 Also, you can teach them to make a little hole on the angel’s or father Christmas’s head before baking. Tie a ribbon through the hole and hang on the Christmas tree for decoration.

The recipe was inspired by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Vegan Molasses Gingerbread 

Ingredient: 

  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Unrefined brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Nut milk of your choice
  • 1 cup Wholewheat plain flour or use gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup Quinoa flour or buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of Pink Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice, or 1/2 tsp each of ground nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger

Method: 

  1. In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar. Add molasses and soymilk. The molasses and soymilk won’t really blend with the oil but that’s ok.
  2. Sieve all the dry ingredients in the milk mixture. When they all mix well combined until a stiff dough is formed. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for an hour or up to 3 days in advance.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/155°C in a fan oven. Lightly grease your cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  4. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes with your favourite cookie cutters and use a thin spatula to gently place on cookie sheets. If you are using them to decorate a tree or something, remember to punch a hole in their heads before baking. Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet then move to a cooling rack. Wait until they are completely cool before icing. But I just put few white chocolate chips for a simple decorate.