Posts tagged Durian

Snow skin durian moon cake

Mid autumn’s festival is round the corner and I haven’t had enough of mooncakes, particularly snowskin ones. Having a chance to explore phoon huat’s store at aljunied after bringing aunt for cataract surgery, I found a packet of mooncake pre-mix! Was looking for fried glutinous rice flour initially to follow aunty yochana’s recipe but found this treasure in the end. It was the last packet on the shelf.

So I went back and made the durian filling first. 4 boxes of durian and one 500g mix gave me about 20 small mooncakes and 6 big ones. I thought of making many small ones because I like to pop them into my mouth.

It was tedious making them! Now I know why 8 small ones are priced closely to the 4 big ones. The effort takes lotsa more time and effort than the big ones since small ones run a greater risk of having a high skin-to-filling ratio. Tried making thinner ones with muchhhh effort and after some 2 hrs, I stop trying to make them too thin. Lazy! But it takes alot effort to keep it whole and get it nicely moulded with a thin skin while the snowskin is not frozen. >.< Right, not an excuse I know. Will try aunty yochana's snowskin recipe this week. Hopefully easier to handle!


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Durian sponge cake

Have been away for most of June and have not been able to bake. I missed baking! Especially so when I’m surrounded by so much confectionery around me. Nick, my travelmate, kept ordering coffee walnut cake which makes me want to make an attempt. Anyhows, back in hot hot Singapore, it is the durian season. CHEAP DURIANS EVERYWHERE. What better time to experiment durian recipes.

Daddy loves durian and his birthday was right when I came back and so, I made one for him!

I made a 3 layered sponge cake unlike the original recipe with 5.

And this was how the insides looked like.

It was really good. Although I had some mishaps, whipping whipping cream for the first time then letting it sit which ended with crumbly stuff and over-whipping it such that butter was formed. Gosh! I wished I had those bottled whipped cream! But anyhow, I only had to buy more whipping cream to correct those stuff. Whew!

Was advised to get those yellowish sweet durians with more pulp than the whitish bitter ones. Together with whipped cream, the texture was omph! The sponge cake from the recipe was also heavenly. So so light, and together with the chilled durian cream, it was a blast in the mouth.

My brother who rarely appreciate my baking actually admitted to liking it! Only thing was it could have been more chilled. Which it definitely was the next morning. Ade thought it was the best cake I’ve ever made – I guess not much to compare but I’m happy!

Maybe I’ll make one for binbin (hope he doesn’t sees this) for his birthday too. He likes durian! But his picky mouth does not take in anything but the best. Some difficult!

Good recipe there. Love it.

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