Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sweetheart Cakes

In Chinese, they're called "Lo po beng". According to wiki, a sweetheart cake is a traditional Chinese pastry with flaky and thin skin made with winter melon, almond paste and sesame, and spiced with five spice powder (Chinese spice blend of fennel seed, star anise, licorice root and cloves).

These are homemade by Ming's mom, and they are perfect. The beautiful golden colour, the thin, super flaky skin, the cute and plump shape, the not-so-sweet filling... and on top of that, eating them right out of the oven... it was to-die-for.

If she'd take students, I'd love to learn how to make them.

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