Hawaiian-Style Chex Mix
One of the first Christmases I spent in Hawaii, I remember my pastor’s wife, Aunty Terumi, giving me a bag of Hawaiian-style Chex Mix in a Ziploc bag. I thought it was just some cereal mixed together and didn’t really understand why it would be a special treat. But I was told I was very fortunate to be a recipient of Aunty Terumi’s Chex mix. She was renowned for her party Chex mix. As soon as I took a bite, I understood the fuss.
It was spectacular.
It’s that time of year again and mooncakes are everywhere in the Asian grocery stores here in San Jose. It makes me a little wistful for Malaysia, as I was making them myself last year when I could easily get my hands on ready-made mooncake fillings. Thankfully, a friend from Singapore visited me just about a week back and brought me some mooncake filling so I will at least get to make some this year.
Last year, besides making traditional baked mooncakes, piggy mooncakes and spiral mooncakes, I decided I was going to give snowskin mooncakes another try to get them more perfect (we weren’t too happy with our first attempt). I also bought a book all about mooncakes called “Mooncake Sonata” by Alan Ooi and the recipes in there really helped me to perfect those snowskin types.
I’m going to share with you one of the snowskin mooncakes that was really popular when I was selling them last year—this pandan custard snowskin mooncake. It is a little bit more complicated to make as there are multiple steps but the cake itself is so pretty and the flavors so yummy that you have to give it a try.
Pandan Custard Snowskin Mooncake
It’s over. The 30-day Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Challenge is OVER! We survived, but we feel as limp as some of these jellies here…about to collapse!
Before we go on with our normal, non-Royal Selangor Jelly Mould-related posts, here is the Royal Roundup, a retrospective of all thirty-one (we posted two creations on Day 28)! We have our favorites, but we can’t choose which one is our absolute favorite creation. Would you like to choose for us?
Today we are going to showcase two Sarawak specialties, made using the Royal Selangor Jelly Moulds. The first is something that has caught on all over Malaysia—the three layer tea (thanks Babe in KL for reminding us to do this!). Yes, this lovely concoction was first created in Kuching, Sarawak. The second is a no-bake cheese cracker cake that I was introduced to by a coworker.
Three Layer Tea Jelly and No-Bake Cheese Cracker Cake