Saturday, 26 September 2015

Lychee Martini Snowskin Mooncake (HK flour & Olive oil)

There are so many variety of snow skin moon cake recipes out there.  What I am interested is not using premix.  

So among the recipes that I have collected over the years, I am testing out one by one that uses different types of flour and preparation method.  

As you can see Lychee Martini Snowskin Mooncake is one of our favourite.  If you want to make these for next Mid Autumn, I suggest you head down earlier to purchase as this is one of the hot favourite.

Findings: I must remember to store the lotus paste ball back into the fridge before I prepare the snowskin dough.  The truffle actually melted and thus when I press into the mould, the ball shape disappeared.

The texture stays soft even after 2 days but I find the lychee vodka is lost in the dough.  So have to work on the dosage of the vodka.

Source: Straits Times

What you need:

58g Hong Kong Flour
58g fried glutinous rice flour (Kao Fen)
100g icing sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp Lychee vodka, chilled

Cold water (to adjust the consistency of the dough)

1 tbsp Hong Kong Flour (mix with 1 tablespoons hot water to form hot dough)


265g lotus paste
12 X Lychee Martini Truffles


Divide paste @ 22g and roll into a ball.

Flatten lotus paste ball and encase the truffle.  Seal well.  Set aside.

Steam HK flour for 15 mins and sift immediately.

Sieve fried glutinous flour and Hong Kong flour together and then sift in icing sugar.   Mix well.

Make a well in the centre, add olive oil, lychee vodka and hot paste.  Knead until smooth.  If you find the dough too dry, add 1 tsp of cold water progressively until you can a soft texture.

Divide the dough into 12 portion @ 20g each.  Roll into a ball.

Roll ball dough into a disc and place lotus paste ball on it.  Wrap and seal.

Coat the ball with Kao Fen and put into the mooncake plunger.  Press firmly.

Plunger out mooncake out from mould and chill for 1 hour before serving.

Happy Mid Autumn Festival!


  1. Hi Edith, the recipe looks interesting, will give it a try not year. Where can we get the lychee martini? BTW, how many days can this type of skin stay soft?

  2. Great idea. ... got to give it a go next year. Btw your recipe for chocolate snow skin mooncake rocks !!!! I added crushed roasted halzenut to the lotus paste so ends result is like ferro rocher 😊 Angela

    1. Thanks and happy that you like the chocolate snowskin mooncake. I wanted to make that too for this year but I ran out of time. Shall do it next year. Your idea of adding hazelnut is great! I shall try that.

  3. Yes it still stays soft after 2 days. You can get the lychee martini from a bake supply shop in Seah Street.

  4. Thanks for the recipe. I hv not tasted lychee martini.
    I like to know can kids take lychee martini?

    1. Lynn, personally the alcohol dosage is very low for this so I gave them to my kids.

  5. Hi Eunice. Did you purchase or make the lychee martini truffles? Where can I find them if store bought? Thanks.

    1. Val, you can get them from a bake supply shop in Seah Street.

  6. Wow, they do look pretty and very neatly done!

  7. Woa Edith! This is so fabulous. Lychee Martini is my favourite.

    1. hahaha ours too. It makes traditional mooncake more interesting.

  8. This looks amazing! I have never tried mooncakes before, but they are GORGEOUS!

    1. Cathleen, a pity you are so far, if not I can give you some.

  9. Hi o want to ask wat is lychee martini, it is made from white chocolate mix with lychee n martini or wat coz i live in indonesia o dont know where to buy lychee martini,tq

    1. Martini is a liquer. I bought the ready made lychee martini from a baking supply shop. I am not sure whether in Indonesia they have this though.


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