Sweet Heart Cake @ Wife Biscuit 老婆饼

This wife biscuit is a very popular Chinese pastry in China and Hong Kong. Its a traditional Cantonese flaky pastry filled with soft candied winter melon. And there is actually a story behind this cake, please refer here if interested.. My schedule is quite tight actually. However, glad that I still be able to bake something for her. She's heading back to Uni tonight by taking a 12 hours bus ride. Hope she enjoyed all the home cooked food during her one week stay. Anyway, she'll be back again for her 3rd semester break in another month.

This is the winter melon filling that I prepared.

Ingredients for winter melon filling :
100gm  candied winter melon, chopped
20gm   roasted sesame seeds
100gm  sugar
140gm  cooked glutinous rice flour (koh fun)
40gm    shortening
230ml   boiling water

Method :  
Combine cooked glutinous rice flour, sugar & shortening and rub till well cooperated. Now, add in winter melon & sesame seeds then stir in boiling water till soft dough is form. Leave to cool. Finally, divide into 6 portions. Set aside.

Ingredients for pastry dough :
Dough (A)
150gm  all purpose flour
20gm   icing sugar
50gm   cold butter, chopped
70ml  water

Dough (B)
110gm  all purpose flour
70gm   shortening

Method :
(1) For dough A, combine flour & sugar into a big bowl then rub int butter till everything well cooperated.
(2) stir in water to form a soft dough and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

(3) for dough B, combine everything till well cooperated then divide into 6 portions.
(4) for dough A, divide into 6 portions as well then wrap in dough B to form a ball.
(5) further rolling process please refer as here., & for the pressing part please refer here.
(6) now, flatten dough by pressing both end inward then roll it out into round shape where it is big enough to wrap the winter melon fillings.
(7) next, seal the wrapped dough and again slightly flatten it with the rolling pin. Place pastry to baking tray lined with parchment paper.
(8) brush with egg glazing then bake at preheated oven 190'C for about 20-25 minutes or till brown.

Note : **6 portions is large biscuit size, 12 potions is small biscuit size (do whatever size as desired)  

I really love how it turns out. Flaky crust and soft & gluey kind of fillings ! super yummmm.... .And not forgetting.... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY READERS ! 
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