Traditional Baked Mooncake 中秋月饼 (2010)
600g Hong Kong flour
360g Sugar Syrup
12g Alkaline water
150g Peanut oil
3kg Lotus paste (for about 20 pcs mooncakes)
- Knead lotus paste well and weigh 150g each – roll into a ball shape.
- 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.
- Use 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 50g each.
- Wrap the lotus paste 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, bang one end each of the mold on a thick phone directory or hard surface with equal force.
- Place mooncake on lined baking tray, not too close about 10 pieces on one tray for even baking.
- Baked in preheated oven 180C for 7 mins and rest to cool down before egg wash mooncake with a soft brush and bake for another 15 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.
Wow that's fabulous!! At first I thought those piglets are dolls then only I realized that they are cakes!! What a lovely work .cute piglets and I liked their backs also. My daughter who is your fan wanted me to follow your new blog .Well I am also a fan of your cakes
those little piggies are VERY adorable. You're very talented ^^
The piggy mooncakes are so cute!!!
They look so cute n beautiful.Last day my friend shared some moon cakes that her mom sent for the moon festival 🙂
An ordinary housewife bakes like a pro, Ann!I love those piggies!
oh these are adprable love mooncakes
lovin-little-lonsdale ~ no mould leh.. handmade by me ;))Jane ~ Thanks! So glad your friends loved the durian tarts.Xiaolu ~ Thank you *>*HK Choo ~ thank you ;DD I also glazed the piggies eyes, so looks a little 水汪汪。Min ~ hahaa…pig got curly tail.Busygran ~ We also seldom eat the piggy, usually store in the fridge for months ;DBiren ~ Thanks for your compliment. I wrapped with red bean filling inside – 50g skin and 75g filling.Sweeter side of life ~ Thank you! I'm really flattered by your compliments ;))
Such bright-eyed cutie piggies! Too cute to be eaten leh!
Wow those piggies are so darn adorable! Great job, Ann!
Those piglets are so chubby and adorable…with glistening eyes some more. Absolutely fantastic job, Ann!
These cakes are fabulous!Marvelous work!!!
Anncoo, your mooncakes are impressed, look like store bought.
Holy those piggies are soooo adorable Ann! I've been scarred with eating too many lotus mooncakes as a kid so till this day have a fear of them haha. But I would gulp down those piggy ones in an instant. Guess I'm still a kid…teehee.
OMG!!! those little piggies looks so cute ..Satyahttp://www.superyummyrecipes.com
Wow. You always make the prettiest things. The piggies of course are adorable, I am sure the kids loved them.
I was also about to ask if the piggies are for sale ! Too cute, they are. I like traditional mooncakes like the ones you makde but I like a single yolk in there to balance the sweetness 😉
Ann, the piggies are SO cute! You really did a fantastic job on making the piggies and mooncake.
oh these are adprable love mooncakes
Wow! I can't help but keep staring at your piggies. They are the cutest I have seen! Love your new blog layout – clean and neat! 😉
wow, so cute and clear. I can't believe u handmade. So lovely piggies. I love your piggies. Hope I can make like yours. Never try it before.
Those are the most gorgeous mooncakes I have ever seen in my whole life! I'm not even kidding. 🙂 I thought that the pigs were made from molds. They look identical to each other. Great job. I wish I could taste them. One question, by sugar syrup do you mean corn syrup or water and sugar? Can you clarify on how to get that? Thank you! I would love to try out your recipe some day.
Love these piglets! So cute.
The piggies are so adorable! Can I have one? 🙂
Your piggies really look too cute to be eaten! SO nicely moulded!
hi ann, your piglets are simply adorable! i would really like to make some for my nieces. do you mind telling me what you use to indent the eyelid and cheeks? also, how much dough do you use for the ears and nose? thanks alot. once again, you simply have deft fingers!
Anncoo,How you make it without a mould (I mean the piglet)? U are genius!
I have a question. Why does the water have to be alkaline in this recipe?
Oh Simone ~ So glad to hear that *=*Serena ~ I only used HK flour but you can take a look at Kokken69, she uses plain flour. http://kokken69.blogspot.com/2010/09/mooncake.html
The piglet is super super super cute…
No matter what cake you make, you always amaze me with how beautiful it all looks! Those little piggies are just the cutest!
Hi, Can I replace HK Flour with other flour?
Oh, I like the piggies, so cute, with little tails some more.
Oh my! The piglets are extremely CUTE! It is the cutest mooncake i've seen so far, it has outdone those commercial made ones by a million times. You are so good at making mooncakes! I wish i can be good at making mooncakes(never tried ;P) I'm quite intimidated by it, seems complex to me! Great job!
Ann, those piggies are so cute! Do they have any filling inside? Your mooncakes lok gorgeous and the pastry is so thin. Great job!
Lia ~ Thank you 🙂 You love the salted egg yolk, next time I'll send to you lol!Heary Bakes ~ Thanks!Lilian ~ Sorry I never conduct classes before and I only make six piggies. Maybe next year ;))Kristy ~ hahaa…you can to organize?Mary ~ Thank you for your sweet compliments. Don't say that, I'm you can do a good job :)Paula ~ Thank you!Rachel ~ Ah…finally you're back 😉 Hope to see your post soon.DG ~ hahaa…what a cute comment 'innocent look'means …don't eat me…;DDClare ~ Thank you. No I don't sell them, just made for fun.Wen ~ Thank you! I think the 'piggies'are happy to hear that..hahaahanushi, Angie ~ ThkQ *.*Gert ~ hehee…no mold for the piggies. .. handmade by Anncoo ;DD
Oh my gosh Ann, those piggies are so cutess I even seen!! I don't think I have the heart to eat them at all. They look better than the one sold outside. Mayb I ask what type of mould you use for this? Mind showing the picture of it. Thanks Ann.
The piggies, oh wow! How adorable! The eyes, the little ears, the cute little curly tail, just perfect!
Lovely to have come across your site, else i would have missed out on these adorable piglets.Best wishes.
OMG, those little pigs are so cute…. !!!
The piggies are so cute and lovely. You're very skillful.
I love your piggies so much. Very cute, esp the little tails! Can't believe you make them without molds, they all look exactly the same. 🙂
The piglets are so so so cutezzzz. Don't tell me you shape them by hand…..hahaha
the little piggies made me smile. 🙂
I love your little piggy, sooo… cute…
ann, siu siu o….
I love the piggies. Love to try out but a bit lazy….
Today i made ur durian egg tarts. My friends love it so much 🙂
Very cute & sweet looking piggies! Their features are so sharp & pretty.
may i know where do u get the piggie mould?? i wanna use it to make pudding mooncake 🙂
Hi Marusaki, I'm not really sure but most sellers make the moon cakes one month before the festival so I think the reason is to make the moon cake skin last longer. Hope I'm right.:)
Those piggies are so cute! Love those big innocent eyes 😉
The moon cakes sound and look gorgeous but I do have to say that those piggies are the most adorable things I have ever seen. My daughter is obsessed with pigs so now I can't wait for her to wake up so I can show her your little works of edible art. I will come back on here later and post her reaction 🙂