• Prep Time 330 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • For Coconut paste filling:
  • (A):
  • 250g freshly grated coconut (white portion only)
  • 20g melon seeds (kwa chee)
  • 60g candied melon (tung kwa), coarsely chopped
  • 40g toasted sesame seeds
  • 20g milk powder
  • (B):
  • 1¼ tbsp corn oil
  • 1¼ tsp water
  • 60g castor sugar
  • 35g koh fun (cooked glutinous rice flour), available at baking ingredients shops
  • For the mooncake skin:
  • 400g superfine flour
  • 350g golden syrup
  • 55g peanut oil
  • 1 tsp alkaline water
  • Glaze (combined):
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Steam grated coconut for 25-30 minutes until soft. Remove and leave to cool completely.
  2. Combine ingredients (B): oil, water and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add cooled grated coconut and the rest of the ingredients (A). Mix well.
  4. Lastly stir in salt and koh fun to mix.
  5. Divide mixture into small portions.
  6. For the mooncake skin: Combine golden syrup, oil and alkaline water in a mixing bowl. Leave to rest for an hour.
  7. Sift in flour and mix into a smooth dough. Leave aside to rest for 4-5 hours.
  8. Divide dough into small portions. Wrap a piece of coconut paste filling inside the dough.
  9. Put into a cartoon character mould. Press in neatly.
  10. Knock out and place on a lightly greased tray.
  11. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove tray from the oven and rest for 2 minutes.
  13. Brush with glaze and continue to bake for another 7 minutes.

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1 thought on “Mini Figurine Mooncakes With Coconut Filling”

  1. Lilyn - August 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Hi, Amy
    For the coconut paste filling, can I substitute almond powder for milk powder? Or can I omit milk powder?


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