Wife Biscuits, which we chinese commonly called 'Lao Por Bing' when translated in chinese, is a chinese pastry with sweet winter melon paste as filling and a flaky pastry. Years ago I was first introduced to this pastry by my brother who went to Hong Kong for holiday. I got to know that it is a popular local pastry in Hong Kong.
Nowadays in Singapore, it can be found in many confectioneries. However, the real good ones are hard to find. I have yet to find out where the famous Lao Por Bing in Singapore is, though I do like the one from Crystal Jade. I've tried different versions from Hong Kong too. Some were packed in pretty packagings for tourists to buy back as gifts. However I find that those pretty packagings which claimed to be the original ones from Hong Kong'sfamous Yuen Lang (Place famous for its Lao Po Bing) is a far cry from some others I've tasted. Freshness is still the more crucial aspect.
Anyhow, what I'm introducing here is the Lao Po Bing I made some time ago. Yes I made my own Lao Po Bing! :D In fact, I had been eyeing this recipe since the day I saw it, but only waited until recently when I discovered the ingredients needed for making this pastry is expiring soon, thus I set to making it.
I must say this recipe is a really good one! It was sooo nice when fresh out from the oven! The filling had the right sweetness, and the pastry was soft and flaky. To make the pastry, you need a water dough and oil dough. Florence - Do What I Like had posted the steps showing the mehod to make the pastry skin, so rest assured you'll definitely be able to do it with the detailed pictures to follow.