Kitchen Corner

August 29, 2015

Traditional Mooncake

I am not sure what has motivate me on making mooncake this year. As for me, I don't enjoy mooncake very much or may be just had a piece during the actual day of mid autumn festival. When I passed by a baking supply shop recently, I saw many people was grabbing their mooncake ingredients and mould ready to make their very best products for family, I curious! I even heard some lady said making moon cake is actually very easy because nowadays many ready lotus paste, we just need to make the mooncake skin. That I curious too! I hop over my most respect and favorite blogger Happy Home Baking website and took a look and read through her recipe. Then my hand start itchy and try to make some. Here came out my very first attempt of traditional mooncake.

I start with a small mould as I afraid I couldn't handle the dough well. I am quite enjoying in the process of making. Rolling and shaping is fun actually. The texture is nice as I manage to wrap it with thinner skin. With super low sugar lotus paste, my husband and cell group members enjoy very much.

Very glad I could make it and people enjoy it although I didn't. I must say the quality not as good as those restaurant or branded mooncake. Theirs are really fine products whereas my mooncake is definately very homemade. However, it is good to experience the process.

For better recipe description, please visit HHB

Hong Kong flour 水仙粉 100g
Golden syrup 70g
vegetable oil 20g
Alkaline water 2 - 3g
Lotus paste 420g
Melon seeds 40g

Combine the golden syrup, vegetable oil and alkaline water in a bowl. Mix in the Hong Kong flour 水仙粉 with a spatula fold them until become a smooth dough. Cling warp the dough and chill for overnight.

Mix the lotus paste with Melon seeds then divide into 13 portions, about 35g each.

Divide dough into 13 portions, about 12g to 13g  each. Prepare a cling wrap line on a working surface. Place a dough on the left side and fold the cling wrap from right to left cover the dough.  Use a rolling pin to flatten it to a round disc shape about 8 cm diameter. Open the cling wrap from left to right, take out the cling wrap together with the flatten dough and place on the balm of your hand. Tear off the cling wrap and shape into a ball.

Place the ready ball dough into a mooncake mould to press and release on a baking tray with lined baking tray.

Spray some.water on the ready bake mooncake and bake in 180c preheated oven for 10 minutes at middle rack. Take out the tray from the oven and let them rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Egg wash the mooncake and place them back to the oven continue to bake for 15 minutes.

Let it cool on a wire rack when done. After completely cool down then store in an airtight container to leave for 3 days before serve.

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