This Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake is good to see and nice to eat too. The purple outer layer of this agar-agar jelly mooncake is made with purple sweet potato soup, it is filled with purple sweet potato paste and agar-agar “egg yolk” which is made from the combination of pumpkin and mung bean. It is suggested to use Japanese purple sweet potato for this recipe as the colour is deeper.

CHINESE VERSION: 紫薯燕菜月饼

Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake
 

Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 4 (125 g each)

Ingredients for purple sweet potato agar-agar filling:

Ingredients for purple agar-agar skin:

  • 280 g purple sweet potato soup*
  • 40 g evaporated milk
  • ½ tbsp agar-agar powder
  • 35 g fine sugar

Preparing diced purple sweet potato:

1 Peel and dice purple sweet potato, divide into 50 g and 150 g. (Reminder: It is suggested to use Japanese purple sweet potato as the colour is deeper.)

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
 

For purple sweet potato agar-agar filling:

1 Steam 50 g of purple sweet potato for 30 minutes until very soft.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

2 Combine plain water (NOT hot water), salt, sugar, agar-agar powder and pandan leaves in a sauce pot, bring to the boil over medium heat, cook until agar-agar powder fully dissolved. Discard pandan leaves, add agar-agar mixture to steamed purple sweet potato, blend until smooth.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
 

3 Pour some purple sweet potato filling into 4 paper muffin cups (top diameter=6 cm, bottom diameter= 5 cm, height= 4.8 cm). Add in agar-agar “egg yolks”, then add in more purple sweet potato filling until the total weight is 60 g.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

4 Keep in the freezer and freeze for 20 minutes, or until fully set. Unmould the agar-agar filling.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

For purple agar-agar skin:

1 *Purple sweet potato soup: Bring 450 g of water to boil, add in 150 g of purple sweet potato and 2 pieces of pandan leaves. Bring to the boil again, cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Measure out 280 g of purple sweet potato soup.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

2 Add agar-agar powder to evaporated milk, mix well. Combine purple sweet potato soup, sugar and evaporated milk in a sauce pot, mix well. Bring to the boil over medium heat, cook until agar-agar powder fully dissolved. Transfer mixture to heat resistant measuring cup.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

Assembling Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncakes:

1 Pour some purple agar-agar skin into jelly mooncake mould, add in purple sweet potato agar-agar filling, pour in more purple agar-agar skin until fully filled.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

2 Set aside for 15 minutes, until slightly set.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

3 Chill for 2 hours, or until fully set.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

4 Unmould Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake when fully set.

How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake

Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake

The purple outer layer of this agar-agar jelly mooncake is made with purple sweet potato soup, it is filled with purple sweet potato paste and agar-agar “egg yolk” which is made from the combination of pumpkin and mung bean.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Ingredients for purple sweet potato agar-agar filling:

  • 50 g diced purple sweet potato
  • 160 g plain water
  • tsp fine salt
  • 40 g fine sugar
  • ½ tbsp agar-agar powder
  • 2 pcs pandan leaves
  • 4 pcs agar-agar “egg yolks” Please refer: Agar-Agar “Egg Yolks” for Jelly Mooncakes

Ingredients for purple agar-agar skin:

  • 280 g purple sweet potato soup*
  • 40 g evaporated milk
  • ½ tbsp agar-agar powder
  • 35 g fine sugar

Instructions
 

Preparing diced purple sweet potato:

  • Peel and dice purple sweet potato, divide into 50 g and 150 g. (Reminder: It is suggested to use Japanese purple sweet potato as the colour is deeper.)
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

For purple sweet potato agar-agar filling:

  • Steam 50 g of purple sweet potato for 30 minutes until very soft.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Combine plain water (NOT hot water), salt, sugar, agar-agar powder and pandan leaves in a sauce pot, bring to the boil over medium heat, cook until agar-agar powder fully dissolved. Discard pandan leaves, add agar-agar mixture to steamed purple sweet potato, blend until smooth.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Pour some purple sweet potato filling into 4 paper muffin cups (top diameter=6 cm, bottom diameter= 5 cm, height= 4.8 cm). Add in agar-agar “egg yolks”, then add in more purple sweet potato filling until the total weight is 60 g.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Keep in the freezer and freeze for 20 minutes, or until fully set. Unmould the agar-agar filling.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

For purple agar-agar skin:

  • *Purple sweet potato soup: Bring 450 g of water to boil, add in 150 g of purple sweet potato and 2 pieces of pandan leaves. Bring to the boil again, cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Measure out 280 g of purple sweet potato soup.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Add agar-agar powder to evaporated milk, mix well. Combine purple sweet potato soup, sugar and evaporated milk in a sauce pot, mix well. Bring to the boil over medium heat, cook until agar-agar powder fully dissolved. Transfer mixture to heat resistant measuring cup.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

Assembling Purple Sweet Potato Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncakes:

  • Pour some purple agar-agar skin into jelly mooncake mould, add in purple sweet potato agar-agar filling, pour in more purple agar-agar skin until fully filled.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Set aside for 15 minutes, until slightly set.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Chill for 2 hours, or until fully set.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato
  • Unmould the agar-agar jelly mooncakes when fully set.
    How to Make Agar-Agar Jelly Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato

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Notes

For agar-agar “egg yolks” (Please refer: Agar-Agar “Egg Yolks” for Jelly Mooncakes)

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.003gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1813IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 0.4mg
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