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Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Mooncakes and Piggies Journey



Still have not set up my Vlog yet. Did I tell you that Papa got me a mini laptop? Now I look forward to coming home and want to hide finish up my homework fast fast so that I can "play" my "computer".

Mamarazzi pulak still addicted to K-Drama and HK Drama. Friend introduced her to watch "House of Spirit". Papa say I can watch Iflix using my mini laptop. Mamarazzi don;t let me use Youtube . Said might have something not suitable for my eyes wor.



 Despite addicted to K-Drama, Mamarazzi still have the "wind" to try her hand on making mooncakes. This is the first time she attempt to make "baked" type of mooncakes.

We made Snow Skin Mooncakes before (http://www.smallkucing.com/2011/08/my-snow-skin-mooncake.html). I had fun making that. It was very easy to make.

Baked ones is harder for Mamarazzi. There are so many online recipes. Some say this and some say that. And really hard to decide how much is the filling and how much is the skin needed.


As expected, she had problem "wrapping" the filling for the mooncakes. Ended patching "holes" here and there for the 1st attempt. Need a lot of "kungfu" to make the skin thin and this is something she had not master.

 First batch looked super ugly. Sent the photo to a friend in Whatsapps and her friend thought she made "tausa peah" (LOL)

 Skin cracked. Means oven too hot and the color uneven coz too much egg wash. 

 Thankfully Sifu Angie was on Whatsapps guiding her. The wrapping for 2nd batch nearly perfect.



 Second batch turns out not bad. This one just came out from the oven yesterday. Colour looks a bit off but then this morning Mamarazzi took a peek...the color seems to even out . Sifu is correct. Color will even out when the mooncake cool down in a day or two.

 Papa wanted to try ...hence Mamarazzi cut up one for him.  Skin is still very hard.  Like eating biscuits. Yup...mooncakes have to be stored 2-3 days before eating so that the skin can become soft.



Many years ago, Mamarazzi had eaten a Red Bean mooncake that have very fragrant rose scent. She had forgotten the brand and subsequent years, can't seems to find it again. Hence this round, she add some of the rose flavouring to the "skin" and "fillings" of the mooncake. It smell so nice when baking.

Papa said the scent too strong; making the mooncakes seems very sweet though the taste was not that sweet. Next round must put less of the essence .

Conclusion....no wonder mooncake is so expensive la.

Wokay...that's all for now ... time for 3rd attempt lo


UPDATE :


Came home from school today and found these piggies chillaxing on the dining table. Wah....i can give to my girlfriends lor.


Found 5 more on the other tray. Much rounder  and fatter..but how come got chicken pox geh?

Mamarazzi said nevermind wor...in a day or two the chicken pox would be gone wor...Have to wait and see la.

93 comments:

  1. High rail not ready yet, if not, i sure dash to KL taking the high rail to wait for your mama 3rd attempt, hahaha...

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    1. No need to wait for rail la...come come faster..ady 3rd attempt. Got cute piggies

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  2. Never know mooncakes have to sit for 2-3 days before they can be consumed.

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    1. Mamarazzi apso didnt know till a friend told her.

      Coz skin after come out from oven is hard. Wait 2-3 days the oil or moisture from the paste will soften the skin.

      She also discovered when come outcfrvoven the mooncakes looks horrible...now 2nd day jor..the skin color changed. Looks more like normal mooncakes

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  3. A lot of work and a lot of trouble. Not really a fan of mooncakes, may just buy one to uphold the tradition, one of our cheap not-so-nice local ones also ok.

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    1. Ya a lot of work. Wrapping part was hard. Balingbpart also hard coz need to adjust the oven temperature . Cannot follow recipe blindly

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  4. I like the conclusion! Hahaha. So difficult to make these well hor.

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    1. Needs a lot of practise...and also need guinea pigs to test out or eat up the unpresentable products

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  5. I agree, you got to watch the kids on what they do on YouTube and internet. Not bad, quite a journey with mooncakes. Nice.

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    1. I gave mamarazzi a heart attack when i went and create a shocking group in FB. Cannot skip a momentbof monitoring me.

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  6. So in that case, we bite our ngar kan and buy outside? No complaints? hehehe.. I think homemade ones are also nice regardless of the skin thick, hard or what...

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    1. Haha...no need bite ngar kan
      ..jz need q up 1 hr at Ming Yue...that shop still the nicest

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  7. Hey, I am chasing the House of Spirits too.. over here in JB, no astro, I used website to watch..

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    1. Argh...now baru 28 ep....atill 7 more to go

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  8. A lot of hard work in making mooncakes.

    I am now chasing China mainland drama. Haha.

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  9. As long as can eat, ok liao lah. I am not buying any, getting more and more expensive and I don't really minat mooncakes anyway.

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    1. Yeah....heard from a friend that 1 from a hotel cost rm50

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  10. Lots of work in making these mooncakes! :)

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  11. Wah, Small Kucing your Mama is really hebat, can bake mooncakes now.

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  12. I love the white mini laptop

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  13. i have no idea what a mooncake is?? trial and error but a success in the end. i hope they tasted as good as they look!!!

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    1. Mooncake is something like "pie" with filling made of sweet paste like lotus paste, red bean paste and etc

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  14. Way to score on the laptop. Awesome.

    I want some of those mooncakes. They look mighty good.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thanks Sandee

      Not bad for 1st attempt. Though ugly but at least edible

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  15. We have a saying that 'Third time is a charm'. I'll bet the mooncakes come out perfectly on the third attempt.

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    1. 3rd attempt improved a lot. Not perfect yet but at least resemble a bit like those store bought

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  16. Mooncakes...they look and sound delicious.

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    1. We love to eat mooncakes but cant have too much as it's sweet

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  17. HI!! So glad you found me. The mooncakes are so cute!! Mama is a very good cook! So, you have a bunch of girlfriends? You are so cute, I think the girls will be after you. Is this 'House Of The spirits" the one from the book by Isabel Allende? I have read the book and it is wonderful!

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    1. Hi Ginny. Ya... I kept clicking on you name and end up with google+ but no blog link. Finally remember the blog name LOL

      Yes...love the house of spirit book but this show is not related to that book. Nevertheless it's still fun

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  18. No worries, she will master the moon cakes ... when I baked my first American pie ... it looked beautiful, but was so hard, you could throw it on the floor and it would not break ... smiles ... live and learn, hmmm, lil kitten? Nice to hear from you again ... Love, cat.

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    1. Hello Meow meow.

      hahaha ya kinda hard to get the mooncake color to be just right. need to experiment

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  19. LOL, mooncakes and piggies. They look yummy. Enjoy the mini laptop. Enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  20. Your sweet treats sound great. My boys aren't allowed to get on you tube either.

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    1. Ah....good to heard that there are kids same as me :)

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  21. Oink oink moon cake looks pretty and nice. Oh...didn't know have to wait one or 2 days after baking it. Sounds so tedious. But good job! This year manage to upgrade your skill edy.

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    1. Tell u hor...oink oink is easier to make than the regular mooncakes leh. Mamarazzi kept failing at the eggs wash part for regular mooncakes.

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  22. Have never eaten a mooncake :(
    Seems delicious!!

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    1. If you like sweet things then you might like mooncakes. ☺

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  23. So early baking mooncakes? It's good to bake your own because you can control the ingredients. Looks good.

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    1. hahaha the "wind" came. testing how how to bake lo

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  24. Homemade sure to taste nicer with better quality ingredients. Looks doesn't matter if for own consumption. I like the piggies, they look so cute!

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    1. hahaha...ya ...mamarazzi put more kuaci into it . she love kuaci

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  25. I'm very impressed with mama kucing's success:) she can be sifu!

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  26. If I make mooncake, I make 10 attempts also look like the first attempt one... :/

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    1. sure boh? Maybe 1st try already perfect leh

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  27. Mamarazzi is very clever to make such pretty moon cakes and also those cute little piggies. She didn't give up after the first batch, a trait much to be admired. Sorry you got chicken pox. I remember my son getting that at about your age. He is a grown man now.

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    1. Thanks Denise.

      nah...am not having chicken pox. The piggies are...or at least they look like they are having it. LOL

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  28. Meow, you are good in baking now, the piggy mooncakes are so kawaii and lovely. Well done to you, meow.

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    1. still learning from here and there lo. kinda fun when the mood comes

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  29. It is far too early to have mooncakes on table.

    Otherwise, time may seem to fly too fast.

    By the way, I had seen Australia restaurant started to sell mooncakes in early July.

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    1. Hahaha...start practicing now by the time it's mooncake festival then will be just nice

      yes...over here some restaurant have started selling too

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    2. Hahaha...start practicing now by the time it's mooncake festival then will be just nice

      yes...over here some restaurant have started selling too

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  30. I bought some ingredients from Singapore last month, wanting to make mooncake but no action yet, you have inpisred me!

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    1. LOL..... kinda early but since 1st tiime making...better practice for Mamarazzi

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    1. ya coz mamarazzi can add a lot of kuaci into it

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  32. Mama Kuching so clever. I think I just buy but its good to be able to make your own, can be less sweet.

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    1. Nah...not clever la...still learning...you see the mooncake tempek here and there

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  33. OMG, those piggies are too cute! Have a happy week, my dear! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Shirley.

      A great weekend to you too

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  34. I know why you love your laptop and homework is not as fun but homework is first! Moon cakes look good....

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    1. you sound like mamarazzi. She also always said homework first. LOL

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  35. I have to agree with Mamarazzi, though. If you're not careful with your YouTube searches, you might stumble upon something that you didn't even intending on finding. =/ The piggies brought a smile to my face when I saw it, and homemade mooncakes are always the best.

    Sorry to hear that you are having chicken pox. I remember staying away from everyone when I had mine - which meant being unwillingly grounded at home until it went away.

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    1. Thanks Ciana

      Nah am not having Chicken pox. The piggies seems to be having chicken pox LOL

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  36. Your mama is very rajin. I am admiring the piggies - well done!
    Lucky you to get a laptop. Mine kaput already.. now using ancient computer ;P

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    1. hahaha saja experiment leh....seems like making piggies moooncake is easier than making the normal mooncakes

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  37. wow, those mooncakes look so yummy

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  38. wow really looks like some cute piggies! good job.

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  39. wow, so nice..don't think i like to bake mooncake. You did a good job!

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    1. Mooncake a bit hard but making the piggies was interesting

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  40. I have not watching K-drama for a long time. Still remember when I was pregnant with Amani, I was addicted to watch every Jang Geun Suk drama. hahaaha

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    1. hahahaha..... dont get hooked again like Mamarazzi

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  41. wah...not bad, can make own mooncake and got snowskin too. For me, I only eat ..hahaha

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  42. I think your mooncakes look amazing ..especially the piggy ones. I have my fingers crossed on mine - trying out next week. Hopefully, it looks presentable at least. ;P

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    1. mooncakes still a long way to go to make till nice color like store bought.

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  43. Thank you again so much for the 2 little pigs. They looked very pretty and too good to eat. So I took them home from uncle SK and prayed to the Buddhas on my altar. I had no heart to heart them after praying as they looked so alive and cute. It is still in my fridge.

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