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Mooncake Recipe

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.


Mooncakes


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.


Ingredients:

  • 15 salted egg yolk meat floss in 50g moulds

  • Salted duck eggs 10

  • Corn oil 50g

  • Sugar-free syrup 140g

  • 200g flour

  • Meat floss 60g

  • Low-sugar lotus paste 250g


Note!

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.

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