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Handmade Piggy Mooncakes 小猪月饼

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I'm sure that many of you talented bloggers are very busy making mooncakes at home, for the Mooncake Festival which is only 10 days away. Today, I'm going to show you how to make piggy mooncakes by hand. It is very easy to shape a cute fat piggy by only using a round 1/8 teaspoon, a skewer, a toothpick and a small plastic sheet. Just remember not to press the piggy too hard when making as you don't want the piggy to have too many of your fingerprints on its body. You don't want a slim or out of shape piggy, right? 
Now please watch the tutorial below and if you've made the piggy at home, I would love to hear from you. Have fun!   

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011) hosted by Happy Home Baking

Here is the recipe (makes 5 piggies) **or you can use your leftover baked mooncakes dough

150g Hong Kong flour
90g Sugar syrup/golden syrup
3g Alkaline water
38g Peanut oil

Tools
a round 1/8 teaspoon, a skewer, a toothpick and a small plastic sheet.

10 Black beans for eyes
Egg wash ~ one egg yolk with 1/2 tsp water, pass through a sift and mix with little egg yellow colouring
some mooncake glaze


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  小猪月饼

    材料:(可作5个月饼)**也可以用你自己剩下的月饼皮
    150g 香港面粉
    90g 糖浆
    3g 碱水
    38g 花生油
    全蛋液 (扫面)
    10 黑豆
    上色 = 1个蛋黄+1/2茶匙水,搅匀过滤+1滴黄色素,搅匀
    饼亮油

    工具
    
1个 1/8尺寸的小茶匙  
    1支牙签
    1张朔胶纸袋

    做法:

  • 把糖浆,碱水,花生油拌合均匀,再倒入面粉里,混合均匀成一个面团,然后盖上保鲜纸,休面40分钟。
  • 面团分成550g,莲蓉内馅570g,剩余面团,用来做猪耳朵,鼻子和尾巴。
  • 详细做法和步骤请看图。

Move your mouse over the image to pause the slide show
note: this dough is also for making Traditional Baked Mooncake

Enjoy!

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  1. 哎哎哎
    太美了那几只猪
    好不舍得吃咧:)

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  2. OMG, these piggies are just way too cute!!
    You're a very good artist! And thanks for taking the effort to post the tutorial. Very helpful for terrible sculptors like me :)

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  3. Those piggies are really cute! Great job :) happy weekend!

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  4. [Screaming] This is so cute! I remember u made them last year. The step-by-step slide show is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Awesome! very cute piggies! You are brilliant Anncoo! ;)

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  6. This is soooo cute!! Normally i don't like mooncakes at all..but looking at your little pig is making me change my mind! :) So adorable! LOVE!

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  7. Haha..I am smiling all the way thru as I watched the slide of ur piggie makking...sooooo cute. I need to try that.....too cute. I think I will use as decoration rather than eat :D Thanks very much for sharing, Ann!

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  8. very very cute piggy, the black bean eyes are shining like real eyes and the tail...i love the most is the piggy tail, so cute...haha

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  9. wah so cute! i don't think i could bear to eat them haha~

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  10. I actually decided not to make any mooncake this year but now i have to say iam going to make these lovely cutie piggy. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Thanks Ann! I am going to try making this over the weekend, heehee! Too cute! :)

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  12. Oh! I am in love with those little piggy mooncakes. They are simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. 好..可..爱的猪猪月饼,看了都舍不得吃咧。

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  14. Omg...I'm speechless!!! These little mooncake piggies are SUPER cute! I think everyone want to buy this... so detail and I love their expressions too! Very impressive work. I'll never forget your piggy mooncakes in my life!

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  15. OMG! This is so cute!! It's so much nicer than those selling outside! So adorable! You are so talented! Are they for sale? I truly would like to buy from you! :)

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  16. They look so adorable and too perfect to be eaten!

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  17. OMG!!! Those piggy are way tooo cute to be eaten!!! You have a great crafty fingers :) Thumb up!

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  18. Ann, those little piggies are sooooo cute, fat and stout and sparkling eyes and I like the tails!!

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  19. 太太太太可爱了~~
    你好棒哦^o^
    谢谢你无私的与我们分享!!

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  20. Wow Ann.. ur really amazing. Your slides are soooo professionally done. Step by step tutorial very detail.. I'm so going to do this next year Mid Autumn Festival.Pity my pig severely burnt! haha.. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. :)

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  21. 小猪猪们太可爱啦!真的不舍得吃呢!

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  22. My goodness how creative these should be on the front cover of a famous magazine and prize winning!

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  23. Wow wow, these piglets are too cute, i especially like the tiny tail,so so cute. Thanks for sharing the detail steps, appreciate much.

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  24. yours is simply gorgeous.Best of luck :)

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  25. ooooooooooo they are so cute and adorable. I don't think I can bring myself to eat them :)

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  26. Ann your piglets are so cute! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

    Alice

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  27. Are you for real? You never cease to amaze me. My hero. I love these!!

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  28. Wow, you are so creative! The piglets are so cute, loving them :)

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  29. Wow Ann, you are so talented! I thought you used molds to make these piggys. I love it that it also has a lotus paste filling. These are almost too cute to eat...almost...but I know they are delicious!

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  30. very impressive and thanks so much for showing the slides, very helpful!

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  31. 太可爱了,手工很细!!

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  32. you are crazyyyyyy ann! this is so so cute and i love the tutorial slides - you must have put in lots of effort to take such detailed photos and step by step too! bookmarking this for sure!!!

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  33. a post that will go down history of mankind. LOL

    excellent tutorial!

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  34. That cute piggy, I loved, thank you for the step by step so well detailed.
    Te deseo un buen día

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  35. Hello everyone, I'm so happy to receive all your wonderful comments on this post. I really hope you'll make this cute piggies at home for the coming festival :))

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  36. @Passionate About Baking
    Hi Jane, Thank you for your lovely compliment. I don't sell piggies but I can give you one free...hahaa...

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  37. Oh My Gut, these little piggies are so cute!!!! It's too late for me to cook the sugar syrup now(regret), I'm so tempted to make these for my kids... jst hv to bookmark and giv it a try nxt year!^^

    This year jst settle with Snowskin mooncake, lol! Thanks for sharing, u are an absolutely amazing pastry chef!

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  38. Woww! the piggies are sooooo cute and lovely!

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  39. 太可爱了~~做法分享得很仔细~~ 看来我一定要试作看看~

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  40. Now you've made me wanting to create a little piggy too! lol! I am going to resist! I don't want to eat mooncakes because they are very fattening!

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  41. Ann

    Those little piggies are too cute to eat. You are very creative and thanks for sharing the tutorials.

    Yen

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  42. I have seen these gorgeous piggies in your older post, but I still find them totally adorable! You're crazy talented at making beautiful dessert :D)!!

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  43. These look soooo cute!!! gloria

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  44. Ann, thanks so much for showing us all the details how to make this cute little piggy biscuit. I'll make this by this weekend.
    Have a great day!
    Kristy ((hugs))

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  45. Ancoo, this is so cute! You've really worked in the details. Did you use a mold or was it shaped by hand?

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  46. Ancoo, sorry for the earlier message. I was surfing with my iPad and the slide show didn't show up. I can now see your step by step on my lap top. So clever!

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  47. Anne, you are genius in the kitchen!! I love your little piggy mooncakes! Happy Mooncake Festival!

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  48. OMG!! this is sooooo brilliant!!!! Love the cute little piggy moon cakes!!!

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  49. Soooo cute....and wish you have a happy and lucky moon cake festival >,<

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  50. Piggy mooncakes with lovely big eyes :D

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  51. Oh Ann,
    this is so adorable and cute....hehe, oink! oink!

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  52. Your piggy moon cakes are perfect! I used to like them a lot when I was a kid back home in Malaysia. Haven't had these for a long long time.

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  53. wow, your piglet so cute & pretty. I got all my ingredients liao waiting to start work, hehehe. Last year I made but didn't turn out as nice as yours.

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  54. Wow this is so impressive! Perfectly done. I love the your piggy mooncakes.

    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  55. Ann,我要吃你做的猪猪
    很喜欢叻~金黄金黄的(^O^)

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  56. I couldn't find any lotus paste? :(

    I was really looking forward to making my own moon cakes this year...

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  57. @Alice Law
    Alice, you can buy some corn syrup or golden to make the mooncakes.

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  58. @温馨小屋
    一定要试哦!然后靠诉我,好吗 :D

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  59. @Mumto4Angels
    Thank you for visiting. I love your macarons :)

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  60. @J.O
    J.O. ~ 以经拿到你家了。。。呵呵!

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  61. @Murasaki Shikibu
    I think is hard to find in Spain. Can make your own red bean paste.

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  62. Aiyoyo....so cute!!!! Too adorable to eat them..

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  63. Lovely and sweet piglets! Many thanks for the tutorial!!!

    (P.S: Think tutorial picture 22 and 23 are missing in the slideshow (photobucket error). :P )

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  64. Thanks Hanushi :) I don't see any problem on the tutorial on my side. Try to use firefox or google chrome as browser.

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  65. wow!! Ann, the piglets look super cute! I love the tutorial too :)

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  66. Oh my gosh, I love mooncake and this is the cutest moonckae I've ever seen..I wish I could have one...

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  67. These are absolutely wonderful! I love everything about them, amazing work. x

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  68. You are amazing! they are absolutely fantastic!

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  69. You made the piggies from scratch? Wow! You're super talented!! They are just too cute to go inside the stomach. ;)

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  70. Ann, I salute you!! You are so talented. Those piggies moon cakes are the cutest and the prettiest I have ever seen! I just don't know if I can bring myself to eat them. I can't take my eyes off them.

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  71. you are so talented!!! The piggies are adorable. I only know how to eat mooncakes :(

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  72. These are just too cute! I got such a kick out of these little piggies! What great talent you have! It's great to meet you...came over from sweet as sugar cookies! :)

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  73. Wowwwwww wowwwwwwwww..I am soooo soo impressed. What a creative presentation Ann, and tutorial, is amazing! THANK YOU for sharing this!!!!

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  74. I love the little piglets - they are so cute and look so real!

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  75. Hey, you seriously can give me one free? I'll be so thrilled! I'm very greedy... you'd better don't regret! LOL! :)

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  76. Awesome job, Ann! I'm sure u've many requests to make. Count me in, ok? Hahaha! I've made some piglets too but they're Pineapple Tarts. Just for fun @ My Oven Hates Me!!

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  77. @Blackswan
    Shirley, no problem. Let me check how many piggies left :D
    I think you piggies look cute and I like the colour too.

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  78. WOW! These are amazing!

    Also they are perfect for this week's Sharing Sundays theme YELLOW! We would love it if you would come by and link up this recipe and any other Yellow ingredient recipes (banana, pineapple, Lemon, Eggs, Squash etc.)

    We hope to see you there!
    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com/2011/09/everyday-sisters-sharing-sundays-11.html

    Ellen

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  79. @Ellen Zames
    Thanks Ellen for the invite :) Hopping over now!

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  80. Thank you everyone for leaving your compliments, I really appreciate it.

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  81. I rem seeing this last year and I told myself I'm going to make it this year. Visited you a few days ago but couldn't find the tutorial. I'm so glad I visited you again today! I hope to find time to make this as it's quite time consuming as compared to making the regular ones with plastic mould. Will definitely keep you posted if I make them.

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  82. @Blessed Homemaker
    Blessed Homemaker, don't let my tutorial put you off. It is very easy to make 5 piggies in less than 1 hour 30 mins.

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  83. Hi, we love piggy without any filling, is this the recipe?
    Thank you for sharing.

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  84. @soh
    Soh ~ I'm not sure about the baking time without the filling.

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  85. So cute la!! I only like eating mooncake skin and the egg yolk... the paste usually don't excite me much.

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  86. Aiyo!!! So cute!!! I want one! I want one!!! Aaah!! Wait! Wait! I think I'd better say two!!! One for my son, I for MEEEEE!!!

    You're so talented!!!

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  87. May I ask what is mooncake glaze??
    Thanks Reina

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  88. @Anonymous
    Reina, mooncake glaze is a shiny liquid to brush on the mooncake.

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  89. @Passionate About Baking
    Ann, Thanks so much for sharing so generously! I'm so lucky to be the recipent of your snow skin moonies, baked skin and your piggy! Really appreciate your efforts!

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  90. But what did you use for the mooncake glaze?? I couldn't seems to get my mooncake darker after i apply the egg wash, what can this be due to??

    Reina

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  91. @Anonymous
    Reina, the mooncake glaze is store bought.
    It might due to the sugar syrup. Golden syrup is lighter in colour and you have to wait for a few more days for the mooncake to get season.
    The mooncake pictures taken here is only a day old.

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  92. Ann, I finally follow your step by step guide to make the piggies. Thanks for sharing. Not that difficult to make but after season for 2 days the color looks much nicer compare when just out from oven.

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  93. Hi Ann,

    I adapted your recipe and make my own piggy and bunny mooncakes.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! The mooncakes are lovely and absolutely yummy.

    Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family! (:

    Cheers,
    Jasline

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  94. Happy Mid Autumn Festival! Thanks for posting this recipe. I had fun trying this... though mine are a bit creepier-looking than yours, haha!

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  95. @Char
    Hello Char, Same to you too :)
    Your piggies looks very cute. Fat, round and smiling faces, Love it!

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  96. Anncoo, thanks for your detail sharing^^
    I would like to try it later on(the cutie pig is so attractive till after moon cake festival also want to make, hahaha.....)

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  97. I did it! Nothing like yours but my kids love it! Thanks again for the tutorial.

    http://blessedhomemaker.blogspot.com/2011/09/2011-baked-mooncakes.html

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  98. @Blessed Homemaker
    WOW! Your piggies are very cute!
    Love the mini sizes :D

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  99. These piggies are just sooooo cute and adorable!
    Love these cuties! :-)
    Happy belated Mid-Autumn Festival

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  100. You are very very creative Anncoo. Only one word from me : "Masterpiece" .

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  101. Ann, Jane介绍我来看你家的小猪猪。哎哟,真的很cute叻。虽然中秋已过,但是看看你家的经典杰作也很过瘾!这几只猪仔做得太好了,赞!

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  102. @Li Shuan
    Li Shuan, 谢谢你哦!希望明年你也做试试看。你这样聪明,一定很快上手 :))

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  103. Hi Anncoo,

    very very beautiful mooncake and very cute fatty pig.

    may I know what is mooncake galze.

    Thanks.

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  104. @Anonymous
    Thanks! Mooncake glaze is a glazing to the mooncake shiny.

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  105. is mooncake glaze same as clear glaze that use for cake?

    -grace-

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    1. Hi Grace, This is glaze is made from caramel and the glaze for cake is neutral or apricot gel. You can a small bottle from PH or Sunlik.

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  106. Dear Ann,
    May i know whether i could use honey instead of syrup?
    And whether Hong Kong flour = superfine flour?

    Thanks a lot

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    1. Hi Kah Chin,
      I'm not sure can use honey or superfine flour or not as I've never tried before.
      I remember someone used plain flour too but don't know it works well.

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  107. Dear Ann, thank you for this cute recipe. I had a fun baking date with my 3 year-old niece. She was WOW-ed by the cuteness of the piggies. Most of all, my family enjoyed them.

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    1. WOW! I'm happy to hear that you and Nicole enjoyed making the piggies together. Good job! The piggies look so cute :)

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  108. Hello Ann,

    I tried this last year bt some of my piggies went out of shape after baking. Do you know what went wrong?

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    1. Hi Corinna, you must first let the dough rest well between 20-30 mins. You cannot do the moulding if the dough is too soft. Secondly might due to high temperature in your oven.

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    2. Thank you for your generosity in putting up this tutorial! I made these today (but using leftover mooncake pastry) and would love to show you the pix although of course mine are nowhere as pretty as yours - but they're on my FB page. So, not sure how.

      Thanks again!
      Daphne

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    3. Hi Daphne, I can't see you in GB. You can 'Like' my FB here or add me as friend.

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  109. Hi Ann, I hv tried making these cute little pigs..but my problem is the dough tends to be abit soft. When i pull the dough....it will drop slowly as if its melting away kinda of feeling. Should I add more flour, will it become too dry. I followed your receipe exactly except i use corn oil instead of peanut oil. Thanks in advanced. KYM

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    1. Hi KYM,

      Yes, You can a little more flour to it if you find the dough is too soft and must rest at least 40 minutes or more. The longer you rest the dough, it will becomes firmer.

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  110. Thanks for your reply, Ann. I did add a little more flour but afraid it will become to dry after baked...so I pulled hand brake...heeeheee..So you think it's nothing to do with the corn oil ya !! Luv, KYM

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  111. thanks a lot ! Act. b 4 im using I pad w/o mouse ;-[
    ha ! just see the best show " new life " piggy !

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  112. Hi Ann

    these looks amazing..between ..may i know what is mooncake glaze??

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    1. Mooncake glaze is to make the piggy or the mooncake shiny.

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  113. love the way u made the piggy, and love the steps u put in...thank u

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  114. Hi Ann!

    I followed e timing exactly and my first batch's colour looks pretty nice but my 2nd batch's colour looks under cooked even with e exact same timing.
    I'm waiting to evaluate e colour tmr after giving it time to 回油。of it still appears undercooked/doesn't taste right, would it be alright to bake it again? Thanks:)

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    1. Hi Kel, Not sure whether your dough was not kneaded properly. Anyway please wait for a day or two for the dough skin to 回油。

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    2. thanks for your reply!
      today is the 2nd day already. the colour looks abit light... dun have the slightly burnt, brownish look if you know wad i mean. =\

      isit alright to put it into the oven again? =X
      would it be bad for the glazed dough?

      sry for the questions >.<

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    3. Since your piggies are already out of the oven, better not to rebake them again. Afraid the over baked will crack the skin. Just leave them for a few days and wait for the skin to '回油‘。

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    4. alright. thank you very much Ann!
      without your detailed instructions i would never have been able to sculpt them!

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    5. Hi Ann!

      just to update you, my mooncake taste great!! Thanks to you!

      here's a pic of them for you:
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152175165647224&set=a.10150090660947224.258010.567387223&type=1&relevant_count=1

      once again, thank you very much for all your great recipes :)
      I've made quite a few but this is the first time that i've commented in your posts. psps. hehe

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    6. WOW! Good job!!! Your piggies look very cute and really "回油"... :D

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  115. Hello Ann

    This year, I used your piggy mooncake recipe and the piggies turned out so cute. Sister's friends can't stop taking photographs of the piggy moonies. The piggies were delicious. I actually was thinking about buying a wooden or plunger mooncake moulds to make mooncakes in future but now I changed my mind to only make piggy shape. Anyway, I still have the pink plastic moulds though they do not give sharp image.

    Thank you again for the recipe.

    Blessings
    Priscilla Poh

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    1. Hi Priscilla, I'm very touched that you really take your time to leave your comment here even though Mooncake festival was already over. Good to hear you enjoyed making these piggies that brought smiles to all at home. Me too, when I made these piggies, I would even talk to these little piggies... sounds crazy huh?... hahaaa...

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  116. 谢谢您无私的分享!除了做烘烤皮外,我还做了冰皮的小猪猪。谢谢,感恩......

    http://luxiamei.blogspot.com/2014/08/pink-piggyhedgehog-bunnies-snowskin.html

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  117. hi anncoo, this is the 2nd yr i used ur recipe for doing traditional moon cake but i realise one issue with my moon cake. First of all i wanna said thanks for the wonderful tutorial. My moon cake doing piggy will tend to sag or out of shape after baked if using hong kong flour but i dun have issue using plain flour. Do you happened to have this issue? But the texture using hong kong flour is softer than plain flour.

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    1. Hi Bernice,
      Thank you for trying my recipe. The dough is too soft to handle and HK flour is more fine than plain flour. Try to rest the dough a little longer before shaping out the piggy.

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    2. Hi anncoo, I did rest for about 6hrs plus, should I rest in fridge or outside?

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    3. Hi Bernice, rest the dough for 6 hours, that was quite long and I didn't place the dough inside the fridge. Since you said no problem to use plain flour, then why not use it.

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    4. Hi anncoo, thanks because using Hong Kong flour the texture is softer than plain flour.

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  118. These look almost too good to eat! Like little ornaments or something.

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