Saturday, 31 August 2013

Spiral Moon Cakes ( for International Food Challenge)

International Food Challenge or (IFC ) is a new event which has started from this month and we the members will be posting a international recipe given by our host for that month. This challenge is started by two lovely bloggers  Saras and  Shobana .

This months host was Saras herself and she recommended the Cantonese Cuisine one of the main cuisines from China.

 Five unique dishes were given to us to choose from and we had to make any one or more from them. Of them I chose Spiral moon cake which is a sweet and is a very unique recipe.

 I had never heard this name before and they looked simply wonderful . The method though looks time consuming is really worth all the efforts and the taste of these cakes is simply amazing. The crispy outsides and the soft and tasty insides melt in your mouth.

I loved preparing this dish . I have also made few other Cantonese dishes from the given list which I will be posting in future. So now off to the recipe.






Ingredients For the Dough :

Water Dough :

100 gm ................maida
1 tsp.....................sugar pd
2 tbsp....................cold butter
water

Oil Dough : 

1 cup ................maida
1/2 cup..............oil
1/2 tsp...............cinnamon powder
few drop.............green colour
salt

For the filling :

2 no.................sweet potatoes ( boiled , peeled n smashed)
2 tbsp...............milk powder
1 tbsp..............ghee
3 tbsp..............sugar
few drops........pink colour
pinch of salt


Method  :

For Filling :

Heat ghee in a pan and all smased sweet potatoes.
Add sugar, salt and milk powder and stir till the mixture thickens.
Add the colour, mix well and remove from gas.
Let the mixture cool.

Water dough :

Mix all ingredients except water to resemble bread crumbs.
Add water slowly and knead to a soft non sticky dough.
Cover with damp cloth and set aside for 15 minutes.

Oil dough :

Sift all ingredients and again knead the same way as water dough.
Cover with damp cloth and rest for 15 mintues.

Making the moon cakes : 

Now make equal number of balls of both the doughs.
Take the water dough ball and keep the oil dough ball inside it.





Close the water dough ball and roll it lightly into a circle.



Now roll it again like a snail to form a cylindrical shape.





Once again roll this cylinder into long thin strip and cut it in two equal parts.






With the cut side facing down again roll a puri shape out of it.
Fill it with a the sweet potato filling and close the edges carefully.






Arrange them on  a greased tray with the sealed edges down.
Bake for half a hour or till light golden at 180 degrees.











3 comments:

  1. Delicious moon cake and looks nice nayana...
    Ongoing event: WTML event sep 2013 @Priyas Virundhu

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  2. adorable little moon cakes,look pretty :-)

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