Sunday, August 26, 2007

Black Gold

During my trip to Taiwan in April, I bought a mooncake presser from a bakery supplies shop there. I have seen similar plastic presser in Singapore however I was attracted to this particular one at it comes with interchangeable plates for different designs.

It was a breeze making these Chocolate Snowskins as I had only 'stamp' it out. I do not have to be very precise in measuring the weight of each dough covered lotus paste as the presser is able to accomodate as tall a mooncake as you want. Unlike the traditional moulds, each piece of cake has to be of the same weight. Too big and it will overfill the mould. Too small and you will have a very short mooncake. The best part of using this presser is that I did not have to make a ruckus with all the knocking and banging of the mould to dislodge the cakes.

Here are my Chocolate Snowskin Mooncakes, some dusted with edible gold luster dust.
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The presser with the interchangeable plates.
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow.. your mooncake looks delicious.
btw, how much does this mould cost?

Rusti said...

Hi Anonymous
I paid NT280 or approx S$13.20 for it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks ... can send me a piece of the mooncake as lunch .. hee hee.

Tricia Lee-Chin said...

I got the same mould, but mine was inter-changable ... only one design.

I am still trying to figure out how to make snow skin moon cake ... still afraid to try!

Joyce Chan said...

Wah... i love the looks of it. I wonder where can i get thie recipe. Can you enligten me? Thanks.

Rusti said...

Hi Tricia, Joyce
You can find the recipe under my September 2006 posting.
Ginny

Anonymous said...

Hi there.....

If you don't mind, would you please tell us where we can buy the Mooncake presser? Thank You so much and GBU

Anna said...

Hi there,

Can you please tell me,other than taiwan, where you can get it? it would be much appreciated.

Rusti said...

Hi Anonymous and Anna, I bought the presser from Taiwan. I believe you can get presser moulds from Phoon Huat. However, it does comes with a fixed design. i.e. the plates are not interchangeable.

Anonymous said...

Hi rusti,

Can you let me know where in Taiwan that you normally get your baking supplies & pineapple jam?

Rusti said...

Hi Anonymous
I was actually on a tour to Taiwan that time and a business associate in Taichung brought me to that shop that sells the jam. The baking stuff were bought in Taipei. I cannot remember the name of the shop in Taichung. Sorry.