There is a Chinese festival called the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is when the moon is at its roundest. It represents the day for a family reunion. On that day, people miss their hometown and relatives, but also express people's love and yearning for a better life. Chinese people buy mooncakes or try to make them themselves.
It's quite complicated and time-consuming to make, but you can make it according to your favourite tastes. You can do it with your family, since the festival signifies a family reunion, and spend some precious time bonding with your family members.
In this article, I introduce how to make the salted egg yolk lotus seed paste mooncake.
15 salted egg yolk meat floss in 50g moulds
Salted duck eggs 10
Corn oil 50g
Sugar-free syrup 140g
Meat floss 60g
Low-sugar lotus paste 250g
It is best to have a scale, so the number of grams will be accurate, for it to fit in the mold container.
Put the egg yolks in the oven at 180 degrees for 8 minutes.
Prepare the dough: syrup, corn oil
Add flour, mix well and knead with your hands
Chill in the refrigerator until it is ready to be used.
Crush the hot egg yolks, (it is best to strain them for finer texture).
Add meat floss, and lotus seed paste and mix the three fillings well.
Weigh 30g per serving, round and set aside.
Take the dough out and weigh it to 25g. Round it and set it aside.
Flatten a round of dough, put the filling inside, and wrap it around in a ball shape.
Rub a slightly oval shape to facilitate the mould. (The mould and dough should be stained with powder to prevent sticking which could lead to the printing not being as pretty).
Whisk one egg yolk with a little water and then set aside.
Place in the oven at 180 degrees for 5 minutes to set.
Take out the egg wash, and dip in a little egg wash. Brush the side first, then brush the top with the rest.
Place in the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
When it's done and hard, let it cool before wrapping.