Mooncakes were a kind of offering to the moon in ancient times. At present, it is the most popular food for the Mid-Autumn Festival. While mooncakes are traditionally baked, there is also the non-baked type which is better known as snow skin mooncake. Unlike traditional mooncakes which are served at room temperature, snow skin mooncakes are usually eaten cold. Snow skin mooncakes are typically white and served cold hence the term \u2018snow skin\u2019. However, these snow skin mooncakes are more colourful these days as flavours are added into the crusts. For example, we can add pandan juice for an aromatic version of the snow skin mooncake resulting in green-coloured skin or bunga telang juice for a beautiful blue hue. As snow skin mooncakes are not baked, high temperatures cannot be used to kill bacteria. However, I\u2019m going to share a recipe that requires the dough to be steamed which is my all-time preferred version. Today, I am going to share the recipe of a much sought after snow skin mooncake among my family and friends \u2013 SNOW SKIN DURIAN MOONCAKE. Durian lovers, rejoice! Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Egg Yolk Recipe https:\/\/youtu.be\/l_RX00mWs_Q Ingredients: 40g glutinous rice flour 35g rice flour 15g corn starch 35g icing sugar 135ml milk 25ml oil Salted duck egg yolk Toasted melon seed Dried Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Fresh Durian Pulp MEASUREMENT FOR FILLING FOR 150g MOULD \tWITH SALTED EGG YOLK 1 salted egg yolk 12g White Lotus Paste Less Sugar 20g Fresh Durian Pulp 68g Skin dough 50g \tWITHOUT EGG YOLK Fresh Durian Pulp 100g Skin dough 50g Method: \tSeparate salted egg yolk from the egg white. \tSteam egg yolk for 15 minutes. \tDeseed durian without popping some of these delicious pulps into your mouth. I know it's hard to resist because the temptation to eat the durian as it is is so great but keep in mind that we'll need these for the mooncake. \tUse a pair of scissors to cut through the fibre of the durian pulp. \tWeigh the durian flesh according to your mould capacity. \t\u00a0Scoop some durian pulp into teacups and try to shape it as round as possible using a teaspoon. \t\u00a0Place a salted egg yolk in the middle if you wish to include it. You may also wrap the salted egg yolk with some lotus paste prior to adding into the durian pulp. \t\u00a0Freeze until it is firm to handle. \t\u00a0Meanwhile, prepare the snowskin dough. \t\u00a0Pour hot water into a bowl of dried blue pea flower and set aside. \t\u00a0In a separate bowl, combine glutinous flour, rice flour, corn starch and icing sugar. \t\u00a0Add 135ml fresh milk and mix. \t\u00a0Add oil and continue mixing. \t\u00a0Pour the mixture through a strainer. \t\u00a0Add blue butterfly pea flower extract and stir. \t\u00a0Steam for 20 minutes. \t\u00a0Immediately mix to form a soft dough. \t\u00a0Leave to cool to room temperature. \t\u00a0Once cooled, refrigerate for 30 minutes. \t\u00a0Measure the dough according to your mould capacity. \t\u00a0Place the dough in between two layers of plastic. \t\u00a0Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. \t\u00a0Place the frozen durian pulp, wrap and seal (refer to the attached video to see how it is done). \t\u00a0Sprinkle some fried glutinous flour onto the ball of mooncake. \tUse the mould to shape it. \tRefrigerate until ready to be served. You may also use the above recipe to make many other flavours of snow skin mooncakes. Let your creativity take over and create something to your personal favourite. Commercial durian mooncakes with pure durian pulp cost an arm and a leg to purchase but it is much more affordable if we make them ourselves. The sky is the limit as long once you know the basics of making snow skin mooncakes. To make it extra special for this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, here, I share another video and recipe on how you can make the assorted flavours snow skin mooncakes aside from the durian's. Snow Skin Mooncake: Bunga Telang Salted Egg Yolk with Green Tea White Lotus Paste Filling https:\/\/youtu.be\/ounELNFKKJo Despite the current condition that everyone is facing all over the world, let's celebrate this year's Mid-Autumn Festival in a more relaxing way by baking these mooncakes on your own. Or even better, along with your kids! Stay safe and have a happy Mid-Autumn Festival to those celebrating!