Durian Flavoured Bean Filling
- 1 1/2 cups white beans (I used black-eyed pease), soaked for 3 hrs
- 2 tsp durian paste
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp oil
1. Drain the beans and place in a pot of boiling water. Boil for 1-2 hrs, or until the beans are soft enough to mash.
2. Strain the beans and place in a wok, use a potato masher or fork to mash the beans into a paste. Add in the durian paste and sugar.
3. Add oil to the wok and fry the bean paste on medium heat for about 2 minutes.
4. Remove paste from wok and allow to cool. Once able to be handled, use filling as directed in mooncake recipe.
My youngest sister was turned off the mooncakes because of the durian, but my other sister found it tasty. My mom isn't particularly found of mooncake, but my dad liked them alot! Personally, I found these mooncakes okay, they weren't awesome (the best ones are with the egg yolk inside) but they weren't bad. I also had some left-over so I brought them to work. My co-workers were intrigued by the durian flavour... some liked it, and some didn't. I chose this recipe because I'd never had a chocolate mooncake before and was also craving some durian flavour. Durian has been freakishly expensive lately, but when it's on sale I will have to buy one... maybe two, who knows. Next time I might try an agar-agar mooncake or a ping-pie (snow-skin) moooncake.