Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Mooncake : Cendol Jelly Mooncake

Mooncake : Cendol Jelly Mooncake

Recipe source :  Flavours Magazine

I know it is early yet to be making mooncakes, but then these are actually jellies set beautifully into moulds of various shapes and sizes to create a "mooncake" effect.  I really admire the original creator of this recipe for being so talented and creative to put this mooncake together complete with "egg yolks", "filling" and the thin outer layer masquerading as the pastry skin. I find it amazing !  I am very happy that the jellies turned out into such pretty mooncakes, I felt guilty cutting into them! 

 My family enjoys eating them as a dessert. It is so refreshing, especially when it is chilled. Co-incidentally, SK and I love to eat cendol. So it is sort of a double bonus to us!

For jelly egg yolk

1/2 cup water
50g sugar
1 tsp agar-agar powder
2 knotted pandan (screw-pine) leaves
1/3 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 tbsp custard powder
1/8 tsp orange-red colouring

Equipment : Ball ice-cube tray


1.  Bring the first four items to the boil.
2.  Lower heat and then add the next 3 items. Stir with a hand whisk and continue to cook until it thickens.
3.  Once the mixture starts to bubble, turn off the heat and pour it into an ice-cube tray. 
4.  Fill jelly mixture to the brim of the lower tray and cover with the upper tray; expect the mixture to overflow.
5.  Let it set and refrigerate for a further 30 minutes before removing the jelly egg yolks. 

Ball ice-cube tray

The jelly egg yolks 

For Cendol Filling

100g palm sugar
1/2 cup water
2 pandan (screw-pine) leaves, knotted
1 cup thick coconut milk
2 tsp agar-agar powder
1 tbsp custard powder
10g cendol
1/8 tsp salt


1.  Bring the first 3 items to the boil and strain the mixture into a clean pot.
2.  Add the next 3 items and bring to a quick boil.
3.  Once mixture starts to boil, add cendol and salt. Stir to mix well.
4.  Pour the mixture into a muffin pan.
5.  Place a piece of jelly egg yolk into the centre of each filling immediately, while still hot.
6.  Allow the filling to set.

Green jelly skin

3 1/2 cups water
140g sugar
4 pandan (screw-pine) leaves, knotted
5 tsp agar-agar powder
2 tbsp condensed milk
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 tsp pandan (screw-pine)  juice ( or use green colouring )


1.  In a pot, bring the first 4 items to the boil. Then add the next three items. Stir to blend well.
2.  Pour 1/2 cm layer of this mixture into each mould. 
3.  Allow to cool until almost set i.e. 3/4 set, then place a piece of cendol filling in the centre of the mould.
4.  Top up with jelly skin mixture and let it set completely before chilling in the refrigerator.

Step-by-step pictures :

 Fill the mould with 1/2 cm of jelly mixture and leave to cool until almost set

Then add cendol filling onto the green jelly mixture which has partially set

Fill up the mould with the green  jelly mixture

 A cross section showing the egg yolk, cendol filling and the green jelly skin


  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com7 August 2013 at 19:50

    Oh Doris, the mooncake is so so beautiful and I'm very sure it's super yummy. By the way, your jelly mould is very beautiful. May I know where did you buy it? If you don't mind. Thanks for sharing, Doris :)

    1. Hi Ivy,
      Thank you for the compliment. I bought the mooncake mould from the provision shop near the Kepong market, K.L.

    2. Hi Doris, sorry to trouble you again. May I know which Kepong market is it?

    3. I bought it at the Kepong Baru market at a shop called 荣联。

  2. Doris, your jelly mooncakes are very beautiful! I salute you!

  3. Hi Doris,
    Lovely mooncake! The egg yolks are very cute! Haha!
    This must be very refreshing and delightful to eat!

  4. I just love the fragrance from the coconut milk.

  5. Hi Doris,
    Your jelly mooncake looks very nice!
    Thanks for your sharing,and I am going to try this using ur recipe.
    By the way, may I know where you buy the cendol?

    1. Hi Annie, Thanks for dropping by. I bought the cendol from Tesco. It comes in packet form.

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