Monday, September 5, 2011

Dragon Fruit Sesame Agar Agar Mooncake

My first agar agar mooncake for this year mid-autumn festival! :D This is also my first time adding a mock egg yolk into the agar agar mooncake!! With the 'egg yolk' in the middle makes the 'mooncake' even more realistic hehehe...

Mock Egg Yolk
  • 200ml carrot juice
  • 1.5 tsp agar agar powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp soy milk powder

  1. Stir agar agar powder, sugar and soy milk powder into carrot juice.
  2. Bring to boil. Pour into egg yolk mould and chill to set.

Black Sesame Filling
  • 30gm black sesame, washed & fry till fragrant
  • 100ml thick coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 300ml thin coconut milk
  • 1.5 tsp agar agar powder
  • 120gm light brown sugar
  • 2 blade pandan leaves, shredded

  1. Blend black sesame & salt with thick coconut milk till fine.
  2. Place thin coconut milk, agar agar powder, brown sugar & pandan leaves in a pot.
  3. Bring to boil till agar agar powder & brown sugar dissolves. Discard pandan leaves.
  4. Stir in black sesame mixture and mix evenly. Remove from fire.
  5. Pour mixture into small mould abt 1.5-2cm high. Set slightly. Insert a mock egg yolk into the centre of the black sesame agar agar. Chill till set.

Dragon Fruit Pastry (makes 8 normal size mooncakes)
  • 150gm red dragon fruit puree
  • 100gm fine sugar
  • 3 tsp agar agar powder
  • 500ml thin coconut milk
  • 2 blades pandan leaves, cut

  1. Place sugar, agar agar powder, coconut milk & pandan leaves into a pot. Bring to boil.
  2. Stir till sugar dissolves. Turn off heat. Discard pandan leaves. Stir in fruit puree.
  3. Pour mixture into mooncake mould till 1/4 full. Set slightly. Insert a black sesame filling into each mould. Fill up with dragon fruit pastry mixture. Chill till set before unmoulding.

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


WendyinKK said...

Looks very pretty.
I've been thinking to make too, but haven't gone to buy the mold for years and years. Haha.
When it's not the season I forget about it. When it's time to make, it's always out of stock.

AikoVenus said...

Whoa, I really like this. Not only is it vegan - it's my favorite color and fruit, and has my favorite shapes! I love it! I need to make this as soon as possible. ^^

lena said...

hi peng, very beautiful. Whenever i do jelly mooncakes, i usually omit the eggyolk, no particular reason..just lazy!

Unknown said...

Love the colour very much...natural and no artificial colour!

The Experimental Cook said...

You are a genius!

Janine said...

wow i also like the fact that it's all natural colors and yet the colors look amazing! love the shocking pink!!

Eliza said...

the agar agar mooncakes are really pretty! may i please know where did you buy the mould from? Is it the normal mooncake mould?

thanks a lot! :)

Peng said...

Hi Eliza...i got the plastic mooncake mould from Seah St, the shop name is Sunlik, is a soft plastic mould for making agar agar, not for snowskin nor baked one :D

Eliza said...

i see i see..ok. thanks a lot for your prompt reply! :)

Tee Ei said...


I've wanted to make these for so long. I want to ask where would I buy the sphere mold that you used for the fake egg? I've looked for them on amazon but the reviews are not so great :(

Peng said...

Tee Ei...not sure where you located at but I got mine from my neighborhood minimart which is cheap and durable.

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