Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jelly Mooncake and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!


I don't know how to bake a moon cake nor snow skin moon cake. So, I just played around with the jelly molds to come out with these crystal clear jelly moon cakes. I made 12 of them to share with my nieces and nephews.

My home made jelly moon cakes contain less sugar and  more fruits. I try to use different colors of fruits to beautify the jelly moon cake.

Here, I would like to wish all of you, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋节快乐!


Jelly Moon Cake

Ingredients:
10g Konnyaku jelly powder
180g of fine sugar
1000ml of water
pineapple cubes
ruby  grapes, halved
green kiwi, cubed


Steps:
1. Mix Konnyaku jelly powder with sugar.

2. Bring 1000ml of water to a boil. Gradually pour in the mixture in boiling water and stir well until mixture is dissolved .

3. Put cut pieces of fruits into moulds and pour the Konnyaku solution into the moulds.

4. Put moulded jelly solution in the fridge for at least one hour. Serve chilled.

37 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Good Idea!!!
I was lazy to do any mooncake jellies this year because of the different parts of preparations.

Anncoo said...

This looks so stunning! I want to call this crystal mooncake (水晶月饼~太美了) *.*

Joanne said...

These are so pretty! What an inventive take on mooncakes!

Little Inbox said...

wendy, this is the cheated way to make something related to mooncake, hehe...

Anncoo, this is so simple to make, but in fact, very difficult to capture photos.

Joanne, thanks. This is much more simple than making a real mooncake, haha...

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Pal, would like to wish you a Happy Mid Autumn Festival too! BTW, your mooncake jelly looks good, and beautiful. :)

Cooking Gallery said...

Those jellies look absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours:)!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Happy mooncake festival :-D

Little Inbox said...

New Kid, thanks and same to you!

Cooking Gallery, thank you!

MRC. Happy Moocake Festival to you too! :)

Pam said...

They're very pretty and you are very creative!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey, these mooncakes look absolutely gorgeous! Love their see-through quality and the colorfulness brought in by the fruits within!

Home-made stuff wins hands-down, always. We can control the amount of sugar used!

中秋節快樂!

tigerfish said...

I love your mooncake jelly moulds - where did you get them from?

babe_kl said...

hahaha now I know why you mentioned jelly mooncake is easiest :p I thot you made those with different layers of fillings!

xin said...

nice! this is definitely a lot healthier than the bake/snowskin mooncake :)

the lacquer spoon said...

Looks awesome!! I love autumn with beautiful food, sweets and weather :)

choi yen said...

those crystal look alike moon cake are gorgeous!

Juliana said...

Wow, these mooncakes are so cute...much healthier than the conventional ones :-) Love the colors and must taste SO good!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

it looks great. I never try to make any mooncake but your jelly mooncake looks awesome. ^0^

noobcook said...

中秋节快乐!I also dunno how to make mooncakes. Ok, I will make this next year. Did you use regular mooncake moulds or are these jelly moulds?

Little Inbox said...

Pam, thank you!

Pei-Lin, thanks.
中秋節快樂!

tigerfish, I bought the jelly mould from a warehouse in Sungai Petani. :)

babe_kl, haha, so this is super easy to make, right?

Little Inbox said...

xin, yes, of course. :) That's the advantage we get after spending time to prepare food.

the lacquer spoon, but here in Malaysia is so hot, no autumn season for us. :(

choi yen, thanks.

Juliana, it tastes exactly the same like fruit jelly, just that it looks so nice. Haha...

FoOd PaRaDiSe, thanks. You can try this, as it is easy to make.

noobcook, 中秋节快乐!

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

These jelly 'mooncakes' are such a refreshing take on mooncakes and they look gorgeous!

Happy mid autumn's festival!

TasteHongKong said...

Brilliant idea! I love them at the first sight.

Happy Moon Festival!

TasteHongKong said...

Brilliant idea! I love them at the first sight.

Happy Moon Festival!

Mei Teng said...

Lovely jelly mooncake. A healthier alternative to the conventional ones filled with egg yolks.

Little Inbox said...

Hi Jen, thanks for dropping by.
Happy Mooncake Festival!

TasteHongKong, thank you and Happy Moon Festival.

Mei Teng, haha...I'm lazy to make mooncake, hence I come out with this idea, hehe...

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those mooncakes are beautiful! I could stare at that photo all day :) Very creative!

kirbie said...

These look so pretty! And are so much healthier than mooncakes

pixen said...

Fabulous idea! I love Konyakku better then gelatine! Thanks for sharing your recipe too :-)

Miss Meshow said...

These are beautiful! I can see how they are so difficult to photo. They look white, but they are clear, right?

Carolyn Jung said...

Love this Japanese-spin on the moon cake. It's so gorgeous. Plus, it's a nice alternative for folks who aren't fond of the usual duck egg-filled moon cakes.

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Soma said...

These are the prettiest looking things! love the scattered colors like jewels. it looks surreal.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

These look GORGEOUS! Too good to eat!!!!

My Little Space said...

Your jelly mooncakes look stunning! I didn't make any of these during this festive season. Thanks for sharing & have a great day.
Kristy

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

Wow brilliant you made simple konnyaku look so beautiful!

Megg said...

These are truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing! ^_^

Scarlett Starr said...

Hi! I love your jelly mooncakes and am trying to make some too.. i bought konnyaku powder n it came with malic acid. Did yours put malic acid? Im gonna try making without since u dint mentioned.. thanks

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