I made some changes to the basic recipe we were given (like, making the oil dough with lard instead of vegetable shortening) and found a recipe for the filling that included toasted sesame and dessicated coconut on top of the melon, which I thought would be more tasty... et voilà !! Obviously this needs more practice on the layering of the pastry and the filling, but for a first try I am quite happy it did not turn out to be a complete disaster. I gobbled one I had just popped from the oven (and burned my tongue in the process... greedy Froggie) and they are quite tasty! I will definitely try using fresh winter melon to make the filling next time.
|The main ingredient in the filling: candied winter melon|
|Oil dough (made with lard) and water dough (made with butter), split|
|Wife cake, brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with sesame, ready to pop into the oven|
|Bake for about 20mn, until the egg wash browns nicely|
|Wife cakes, freshly baked and ready for "beautification" for the final shot :-)|