Jelly Mooncakes

A sweet and simple take on the much-loved mooncake.
SERVING                           
6 Pax
COOK TIME                      
25 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

250mlWater (Red Bean Filling)
1/2 tbspAgar-agar Powder (Red Bean Filling)
100gRed Bean Paste (Red Bean Filling)
40gSugar (Red Bean Filling)
450mlWater (Green Tea Layer)
50gCaster Sugar (Green Tea Layer)
1 1/2 tbspAgar-agar Powder (Green Tea Layer)
1 1/2 tbspGreen Tea Powder (Green Tea Layer)
150mlMilk (Green Tea Layer)
1-2 dropsPurple or Green Colouring (Green Tea Layer)
A pinchSalt (Green Tea Layer)

DIRECTIONS

1In a small pot, cook the agar-agar powder and water over low heat. (Red Bean Filling)
2Once dissolved, add red bean paste and sugar. Stir until it comes to a boil. Turn off the heat and let it cool for 3 minutes. (Red Bean Filling)
3Pour mixture into plastic moulds or muffin cups and leave for about 3 minutes. Place in the refrigerator to chill and set. (Red Bean Filling)
4Remove jelly from the mould when you are ready to assemble. (Red Bean Filling)
5Place water, agar-agar powder and green tea powder in a clean pot over medium low heat. Stir well until mixture comes to boil. (Green Tea Layer)
6Add milk, salt, sugar and colouring and continue to cook it until fully-combined. (Green Tea Layer)
7Remove pot from heat and scoop a tablespoonful of green tea agar-agar mixture into jelly mooncake moulds. Set it aside for 1-2 minutes. (Green Tea Layer)
8Add the red bean jelly filling in the centre and cover it with the remaining green tea agar-agar mixture. (Green Tea Layer)
9Leave it to set completely before placing it in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. (Green Tea Layer)
10Place a filling in the centre of the mould and add more agar-agar mixture to fill up the mould. Set aside to cool and then place in the refrigerator to chill and set completely (Green Tea Layer)
Make sure you consume these delights within 3-4 days or better yet, enjoy it once it sets!
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