Blue Moon Mooncake specially made by The Kuih Lady, Melbourne -
"Fresh from the Oven"
Blue Moon reminds me of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley and Rod Stewart, with lines such as;
Blue Moon You saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own
Blue moon You knew just what I was there for You heard me saying a prayer for Someone I really could care for........
My wife is a Malaysian and this Blue Revolution started with her fascination from long ago as it part of her childhood culture and later on following extensive studies and research on her part.
With this years Mooncake Festival falling on the 5th of October 2017- a friend, affectionately called "The Kuih Lady" in Melbourne has kindly created this special "Blue Moon Mooncake" made using the 100% natural Blue Butterfly Powder product from My Blue Tea. The Kuih Lady ("Kuih" is cake in Malay) and she is also known as "Baba's Wife" in Melbourne the foodie capital of Australia to experience food of various cultures. Baba is also a descendent of the Peranakan culture so the mooncake and use of blue butterfly powder is in keeping with their strong heritage.
In our earlier Blog on Nasi Kerabu made by Celebrity Chef Jackie M, we have explained how Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya (now Malaysia and Singapore, where they are also referred to as Baba-Nyonya and Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and that Bunga Telang or Butterfly Pea flower (see below) has been used from long ago.
Short history & origin of the Mid-Autumn festival in China is attached below. The Mid-autumn festival boasts a history of over a thousands of years, which has gradually developed and formed. The ancient emperors used to worship and offer sacrifice to the moon in autumn. Later on noblemen and scholars would admire and appreciate the bright the moon on Mid-autumn festival, expressing their thoughts and feelings. You may read more from the link below from Zhou Dynasty (1066 B.C.-221 B.C.) to the Ming (1368-1644 A.D.) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911A.D.).
Look how lovely Blue Moon Mooncake! *bite* - Can't resist it!
Blue Moon Mooncake contains an abundance of anti-oxidants. Antioxidants are known to work incredibly well at reversing free radical damage. And the flower in its natural from also has lots of anthocyanins hence the natural blue hue from the herb called Clitoria Ternatea or Butterfly Pea flower in Australia and in Malaysia, Bunga Telang.
We don't have The Kuih Lady, Blue Moon Mooncake full recipe however we know you need about 1/4 teaspoon of Blue Butterfly Powder to 25 ml water to make the brilliant Blue Moon skin and she added lemongrass and kaffir limes hence the beautiful Ping-pei colour (the skin of the Mooncake). We respect her ingenuity.
Traditionally, Mooncakes are enjoyed with a pot of hot Chinese tea so why not have a pot of hot Blue Herbal Tea with your cake. Add a squeeze of lemon to see it turn Purple and more lemons to see it turned Pink. Too pretty to drink.
Photo courtesy of - Lisa Lee Allerton, Sydney.
The Kuih Lady has made this Blue Moon mooncake skin called "PingPei" - flavoured with Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime leaves.
Commercial mooncakes are made mainly using lotus paste and stuffed with salted egg yolk. We respect our Kuih Lady's creativity she has created something blue, something new and this mooncake consists of mung beans with gula melaka (palm sugar) oooooozing "Eat Me"!!
If you would like some Blue Moon Mooncake this Mid-autumn Festival/Mooncake Festival - go ahead get in touch with "The Kuih Lady" on firstname.lastname@example.org or - https://www.facebook.com/BabasWife/posts/1447125728690046.
Watch out for The Kuih Lady for she is testing "The Pink Lady" next, so keep an eye out for her next exciting creation.