Do you remember my blog post in April this year, Sakura Roll using the pickled sakura flowers and ume paste? I also bought a small packet of the Cherry Blossom An Paste at that time but didn't use it as I wanted to keep for making snowskin mooncake. The An Paste has a slight scent of the sakura flowers and it is very smooth, and the sweetness is just to my liking. So here is my Sakura Snowskin Mooncake 桜花冰皮月饼 that I would like to share with you. Do you find the mooncake sweet looking?
Below are pictures of Osmanthus Oolong Snowskin Mooncake 桂花乌龙冰皮月饼 that I made with the osmanthus oolong tea lotus paste (from KCT). I love the aroma of the osmanthus that pairs well with Oolong tea flavour which gives it a lingering floral sense of satisfaction.
I replaced the pandan leaves with 1/2 tablespoons of dried osmanthus flowers, boiled and soak it for few minutes and strain. Others ingredients are exactly the same as the above.
For making snowskin mooncakes, as usual I prefer to boil the water with pandan leaves first before mixing in the ingredients. This is because I find that the smell of the kao fen (cooked glutinous flour) is too strong to my liking. You can boil more pandan water, strain and keep in the fridge for 3 - 5 days for future use.