Nothing new for today's post. I've made the same recipe ~ Traditional Baked Mooncake with my new moulds and also added salted egg yolk into it. This is requested by my cousin and I definitely have to abide because she is a big fan of mine... :D The saltiness of the yolk balances well with sweet lotus paste filling in the mooncake and the yolk in the center also symbolizes the full moon for Mid Autumn/Mooncake Festival. I also added store bought black sesame tau sar (red bean) and mung bean paste in the mooncake for myself because I don't wish to put on extra weight as mooncakes are very high in calories, sugar and cholesterol ..... but I love Snowskin Mooncake!
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011) hosted by
Here is the recipe
450g Hong Kong flour (sifted)
270g Sugar syrup/golden syrup
9g Alkaline water
113g Peanut oil
113g Peanut oil
550g Lotus paste
9 Salted egg yolks
550g Black sesame paste
180g Mung bean paste
- Remove salted egg yolk whites and rinse under gentle running water. Place yolks on a steaming plate, add 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine and a drop of sesame oil, mix well with the yolks. Steam at high heat for 5 mins and leave yolks to cool.
- Weigh lotus paste to 60g and wrap the steamed salted egg yolk in the center and roll into a ball.
- Same as black sesame tau sar (red bean) paste, roll about 18-20g mung bean paste into a small ball and place in the center of of black sesame tau sar paste.
- Mix sugar syrup, alkaline water and peanut oil together - combine well.
- Sift Hong Kong flour in a large bowl, make a well in the center and pour in the sugar syrup mixture.
- Using a rubber spatula to mix and form to a soft dough. Cover and let it rest for 20 mins.
- Lightly dust some Hong Kong flour on table and knead dough again till smooth. Measure dough to 35g each.
- Wrap the lotus paste/black sesame tau sar with the soft dough then dust some Hong Kong flour on it and place inside the mooncake mold, flatten dough to conform to shape of mold.
- To dislodge the mooncake, gently push out the unbaked mooncake on the lined baking tray, about 10 pieces on one tray, not too close for even baking.
- Baked in preheated oven 180C for 5 mins and rest to cool down (about 10 mins) before egg wash mooncake with a soft brush and bake for another 10 mins at 175C.
- Remove mooncakes from oven and brush some glaze on mooncake.
- Leave mooncakes to cool and store in airtight container.
Kitchen note : Egg wash - one egg yolk + 1 tbsp water mix well and pass through a sieve. Add little egg yellow coloring and mix well.
You may like to watch the tutorial for how to mix the dough here