Monday, September 18, 2006

Time for mooncake adventure 2!

Last weekend, I cohursted my dear girlfriend to come over and help me make the lotus paste for mooncakes. I had bought the dried lotus seeds with husk, and she instructed me to boil 600gm till the husk fell off, then wash all the husk away. Removing the husk was tedious. I then placed it in the pressure cooker for 30 mins, and when she came over, we processed it till fine. Now comes the slow part. Then we had to fry the sugar till it carmelizes, added the lotus seeds, and cooked it till dry. Then we added vegetable oil, and cooked it till all the oil was absorbed. I was definitely working those arm muscles that day! Will freeze these until I have time to make some ping pei mooncakes next weekend.:P

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you made lotus paste from scatch! Pei-fu!