Home-made Snowskin Mooncakes

Today is Mid-autumn’s Festival (中秋节). It’s a festival celebrated by Chinese whereby family and friends will get together to eat mooncakes, drink tea, chit-chat and children will play with lanterns. All these take place under the beautiful full moon.

My family usually buy mooncakes for the festival. This year I decided to make some snowskin mooncakes for the festival. The recipe is given by a colleague who strongly encourages me to try as the steps are rather easy. So, I went ahead to buy the snowskin premix and ingredients at Phoon Huat and tried it yesterday’s afternoon.

The steps are easy but it is really tiring kneading the dough. But nevertheless, I feel that it’s worth the effort! 🙂

Do try out the recipe! The steps are really simple. Remember to put them in the fridge before eating. Personally, I think it taste better that way. 😉

Snowskin Mooncakes


  • 500 g Red Man Snowskin Premix (contains icing sugar, glutinous rice flour, full cream milk powder & stabiliser)
  • 200 – 225 g of water
  • 100 g Red Man shortening
  • 1 g Red Man pandan flavoured sugar free lotus paste
  • Few drops of green colouring (or any colour of your choice)


  1. Mix the premix with water and knead into a dough.
  2. Add the shortening and continue kneading.
  3. Add 2-3 drops of colouring and knead the dough to even out the colour. Add more colouring and knead till desired shade.
  4. Rest for 15 to 50 minutes.
  5. Cut, add paste and mould into shape. Remeber to apply some cake flour to the mould to prevent the snowskin from sticking to the mould.


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