Making the Best Mid-Autumn Recipe – Mooncakes

For weeks leading up to the Mid-Autumn festival every year, mooncakes and festival snacks abound. Many of these products were produced weeks ago and imported from places across the globe. If you’re living in the United States, finding fresh products to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn festival can be very difficult. Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends, or just looking for some good, traditional Chinese fare, stick around for some Mid-Autumn recipes and tips.

Background

Traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a major holiday across China, Taiwan and Vietnam and is rife with traditions and history. As could be expected, food plays a major role in this autumn holiday.

Traditional Foods

One of the most visible and traditional Mid-Autumn recipes on display is often the mooncake. While many varieties exist, traditional mooncakes have a soft outside crust with a sweet, dense filling in the center. Other foods that are enjoyed during this time are things like pumpkin and taro to bring good health and good luck respectively. Other foods include wine with osmanthus flower and river snails, each of these are also tied to lore bringing happiness and bright eyes to those who consume them during the festival.

Simple mooncakes

Making mooncakes along with other Mid-Autumn recipes can be quite a challenge without access to traditional ingredients or mixes. In order to easily make this recipe, stopping by an Asian grocery will help speed up the process. Try to pick up ingredients like golden syrup, alkaline water, melon seeds, along with whatever fillings you’re considering for your traditional mooncakes. Another thing that should be picked up at any Asian market is a mooncake mould. They come in a variety of shapes and designs, so pick a few that could add a pleasant variety to your display.

Once you have picked up your ingredients, it’s time to make the filling and dough. For the filling to do ratio, consider this ratio 7 parts filling: 3 parts dough. That should give you an idea of how much to make when planning different types of filling.

Filling (feel free to make your own variations):

  • 14 oz. (400g Package) Lotus Seed Paste
  • 1.5 oz. (around 40g) Melon Seeds

Dough:

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 / 2 Tsp Alkaline Water
  • 5 Tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 5 Tbsp Golden Syrup

To make the dough, first mix together the alkaline water with syrup. Stir in the oil and mix until they are completely blended. In a separate bowl, add the flour and make a well where you will stir in the syrup mixture. Mix the dough until it forms a loose dough. From there, knead and shape the dough into a round ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let this dough refrigerate for at least two hours.

While the dough is resting, mix together the lotus seed paste and the melon seeds. Separate the mixture into two tablespoon portions and shape into balls. Set …

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Orange Snowskin Coconut

Coconut MooncakeMix all the yolk ingredients in a pot and bring it to boil for about 5 – ten min till agar-agar powder is dissolved. Mooncake energy content material can vary with the filling and size the average moon cake is inside the range of 800 to 1200 k cal. Raw vegan Chef Moy from the Raw Vegan Hong Kong blog nailed this vegan mooncake recipe here Get generating and share your experiences with us. I noticed that jelly mooncake uses a lot of coloring so the first time I tried it out which was for personal consumption, I did not add any colour but for the 2nd batch which is to be offered to my children’s tuition teacher, I added some colour to ‘brighten’ it up.

I ended up with a lot of leftover taro paste, so I employed it to make taro swirled Hokkaido milk bread! However, just a modest amount is necessary, if used much more than advised, it will give the mooncake a really dark colour. The most significant issue is that it keeps its shape and doesn’t collapse, so that the mooncake will maintain its delicate pattern immediately after baking. The sweetness of my recipe is just appropriate not too sweet, you can adjust to your own taste.

Nonetheless, I wanted to share all the factors I’ve learned so far, so you could apply them, even if you use a entirely different recipe in the future. Whether you are looking for little bites of Shanghai mooncakes, sweet jelly mooncakes, or adorable Hello Kitty mooncakes, Teresa Homemade has one thing to provide! Angelia’s multi-colored composite Jelly Mooncakes are ideal gifts throughout this auspicious festival. Note about mooncake recipe components: Shanghai supermarkets normally do not carry wheat starch, glutinous rice flour and from time to time not even shortening.

In a medium pot, pour in the water, pandan juice, essence, coconut milk and pandan leaves and bring to simmer boil. In order to keep away from messiness and wastage, we would assistance you to verify on how a lot jelly liquid to fill if you are not positive about the amount. I could be partial to something that includes coconut , but Delicieuse Princesse’s pastries hardly ever miss the mark My only complaint: the shell was a bit dry. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven till brown and fragrant, about 10-15 minutes. The fruit is large and a single fruit need to yield sufficient durian pulp for your mooncake.

I am sorry to hear you didn’t have adequate dough (last time, I doubled the recipe and was just about suitable, didn’t have any leftover coconut filling, at least did the rest of the ones come out okay?) I hope so. Not too long ago I saw a Youtube video on how to make mooncakes and I saw these plastic mooncake moulds in the forms of cookie presses! Initially you pour some agar agar into the mooncake mould and let set slightly, place …

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Kitchen Corner

Coconut MooncakeMy very first attempt on making nyonya kuih which I by no means feel of carrying out it prior to as I could simply get a much better texture kuih from Bangawan Solo. Numerous view the mooncake hidden messages to be a precursor to the modern day day fortune cookie. Store the mooncakes in an airtight container for 2 days to release oil” – the mooncake skins will become shiny, soft, and supple, and it’s at this point that they are meant to be enjoyed. Mooncake festival is celebrated by the Chinese all over the world on the 15th of the lunar eight month (for the year 2014, it falls on 8 September).

I still sharing the Carol’s filling recipe here, if you choose not milky filling like me, you may well refer to my old recipe. The cooked glutinous rice flour is a binder and assists the filling to stick collectively. Subsequently I have also created gula melaka (palm sugar) with coconut jelly mooncakes and mango jelly mooncakes. Also, the recipe that I employed had a slightly various ratio of flour to water and icing sugar.

In Malaysia, the local individuals came up with a really distinctive fruit mooncake which became a massive hit with the Chinese neighborhood – the durian mooncake – which combines the robust aromatic and cheese-like pulp of the durian and the sweet and delicate texture of the mooncake. It is also the most commonly observed variety of mooncake in North America and several Western nations.

The second challenge is to get just enough dough and filling to fill the mooncake mould completely. For the jelly shell, repeat measures 1 and two, but double the quantity of agar-agar mixture you make. Put kitchen paper on leading to protect against any condensed water dropped on the mooncake surface. Location the mooncake balls onto a big baking tray and seal it with plastic wrap. In a saucepan, combine the rice, coconut milk, milk, brown sugar, ginger, salt, and the syrup from the lychees. After the very first attempt, I attempted the second batch employing plain color sweet potato with pandan juice for the green color.

I got the all the mooncake jelly moulds (which includes the mock egg yolk mould) from Ng Meng Huat in JB. Not sure if you can find it in other bakeware shops in Singapore. I wanted to share them anyway, since you can use them to develop your own mooncake recipe. Hi Phong Hong, utilizing fresh grated coconut for this paste tends to make it even far more fragrant, moist and sweet. How to prepare cooked glutinous rice flour: Simply cook the flour in a frypan devoid of any oil more than medium-low heat, stirring sometimes.…

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Mango Jelly Mooncakes 芒果燕菜月饼

Coconut MooncakeThis mould is round and flat, ideal for this recipe, so i don’t want to fill so considerably of coconut filling, so the sweetness of this mooncake tasted just good. If you never have a mooncake mould, you can use a jelly mould or any other mould that comes in handy to you. You can make your own fried glutinous rice flour by steaming raw glutinous rice (about 40 minutes for 180 grams) and then dry frying it in a pan till it becomes lightly browned. Following unmold from the container, scratch the surface with wooden skewer so that it can stick far better in the mooncake.

Shape the filling into balls primarily based on weight ratio for the mooncake (see Assemble methods for lotus paste mooncake above). The box: Their Millennium Mooncakes will be housed in limited edition collectible tin boxes – shaped like a substantial book and decorated with pop-up Singapore icons – as a commemorative mooncake present coupled with an SG50 keepsake. Traditionally mooncakes are moulded with a wooden mooncake mould, with intricate carvings in them.

These mooncakes are so scrumptious and so substantially fun to make, you’ll absolutely want to give this recipe a attempt. Chan Yan-tak, Chinese executive chef of this three Michelin- starred restaurant in the 4 Seasons Hong Kong, has rendered this mooncake a much less guilty delight, whilst keeping it tasty. Shangri-La’s new flavours for this year incorporate a baked salted green bean paste mooncake with coconut (S$66 per box of 4, S$18.80 per piece) and a mini baked custard mooncake (S$78 per box of eight, S$11 per piece). The rest of the pandan juice can be stored in fridge with cover for up to a handful of days.

You can attempt to locate the frozen pandan leaves (screwpine leaves) at the asian groceries shop is you can’t get the fresh ones at your location. The mooncake image popped up in the correct side-bar, which intrigued me to read your post and save your recipe. I’m so disappointed and I wish I knew the reason why to preent the problem from taking place once more, wonder if it”s due to the skin recipe or the filling.

Primarily based on the total weight of the mooncake(lookout for them on the mould, if not come across out the weight by utilizing enough dough to fill the mould then weigh it). The truth is, among the 4 components in mooncake dough, there are two – golden syrup and kansui, that you may possibly have never heard of, and they can be challenging to obtain. My husband loves mango and coconut milk so I attempted using fresh mango with coconut milk for these mooncakes.…

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Recipe For Bánh Bía (Vietnamese

Coconut MooncakeFor daily Studio Snacks updates such as upcoming posts, ideas & tricks and an incomprehensible amount of fried egg posts, please stick to me over at my Instagram: @studiosnacks ! It looks a bit dark in colour, like lotus seed paste, but there’s no discernable cheese or tea flavour, though undoubtedly bits of desiccated coconut in the finish to give some texture to the otherwise neutral-tasting mooncake. Make sure the portion exactly where the skin connects (or I like to get in touch with it the ‘ugly’ aspect) is at the base of the mooncake.

Chewy mooncake crusts are created using a mixture of thick sugar syrup, lye water (枧水, sodium carbonate (碱面 Na2CO3), flour, and oil, therefore providing this crust its wealthy taste and a chewy but tender texture. Or, you can buy a snowskin mooncake skin powder mix (冰皮月饼粉) from Taobao – there are stores that specialize in DIY baking, and you can acquire this mix, molds and the fillings extremely cheaply. Pal, as soon as ur engine commence u went into higher level skill mooncake ah?haha…. We only at beginner and entry level le….!

But at that time I did not bother browsing for other variations of the recipe till I saw this video lately, which utilizes a approach that’s unique: steaming. Roll the ball into a slightly oblong shape so that it is much easier to be placed into the mooncake mould. Now, wrap the custard filling with the pandan lotus seed paste making sure even covering and no air pockets once again. Lift the mooncake mold off the table and use the plunger to push the mooncake out.

The InterContinental Singapore’s 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (S$105) involves their newest limited edition baked maple-glazed Shanghai mooncake with single yolk. The lesser skin you use, the a lot more filling you’re going to need to have, the additional mooncakes you will be capable to make with this recipe. I created the desiccate coconut myself by roasting the fresh coconut in the oven more than slow heat. It assists promote malliard reaction (crisping and browning in baked goods), enable the flour to absorb water far better and tends to make the final item far more chewy. My initially attempt in making jelly mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn festival celebration.

Yunnan -style mooncake: Also recognized as t’ to the residents, its distinctive feature is the combination of several flours for the dough, and involves rice flour , wheat flour , and buckwheat flour. To make pandan water, boil 4 cups water with 8 pandan leaves (we reduce them up into smaller pieces and wash them well before making use of) for about 10-15 minutes. I never like the egg yolk that is traditionally portion of the mooncake filling, so the ones I picked have been all egg yolk-free.…

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Dragon Fruit Jelly Mooncake Recipe

Coconut MooncakeFor your convenient, please use this unit conversion , powered by to convert the measurement to other unit. I am seeking about to purchase these form of mooncake but could not discover any this year. Mainstay Mooncake Selections: White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake (RM30 per piece), Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk Baked Mooncake (RM30 per piece), Pandan and Single Egg Yolk Baked Mooncake (RM30 per piece), Red Bean Paste and Lotus Paste Bake Mooncake (RM30 per piece) and Diced Chicken Ham with Mixed Nuts Baked Mooncake (RM32 per piece). Coconut milk and pandan juice frequently go properly together in producing Chinese dessert.

Mooncake energy content material can vary with the filling and size the typical moon cake is inside the variety of 800 to 1200 k cal. Raw vegan Chef Moy from the Raw Vegan Hong Kong weblog nailed this vegan mooncake recipe right here Get creating and share your experiences with us. I noticed that jelly mooncake makes use of a lot of coloring so the initially time I attempted it out which was for own consumption, I did not add any colour but for the 2nd batch which is to be provided to my children’s tuition teacher, I added some colour to ‘brighten’ it up.

Suzhou -style mooncake:: This style started a lot more than a thousand years ago, and is known for its layers of flaky dough and generous allotment of sugar and lard. Delicious aroma of the coconut milk mingling with the taste of black sesame, enhanced by the cooling and chewy texture makes this another irresistible jelly mooncake. If your dough is much more glutinous, I’d advise you to steam your mooncake after letting it cool so that it’s good and soft.

Based on the size of your mould, you will require to function out how substantially skin and filling you need to make 1 mooncake. Figurine mooncake biscuits in the shape of the rabbit, piglet, and fish are incredibly popular among children simply because of its sweet chewy and scrumptious taste. Ladle out bowls of tea, use coconut milk remaining seats to decorate yam tea bowl by drawing illustrations of flowers or liking offline.

I guess this could be the underlying difficulty as i have taken much more than the stipulated baking time to get the mooncake turning brown. Again, leave the pot in water to cool down the jelly liquid a small just before commence pouring, in particular if the container is not high-heat protected. This is to avert the surface from cracking, and particularly good if you have dusted the dough with as well substantially flour.…

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Cherry & Coconut Snow Skin Mooncake

Coconut MooncakeMy apologies if I am boring you with jelly mooncakes, i guarantee this will be the final one particular for this year! Whilst I was creating the final batch to finish up this post, I was nevertheless baking them a single at a time, to determine the ideal oven temperature and the perfect egg wash recipe. Hullett Home should get the award for most daring mooncake flavours this year, with intriguing options such as seaweed and lotus seed paste, and purple potato strangest mixture this year has to be its Reunion Night” filling. Mix all of the dry ingredients (except for the two tbsp of glutinous rice flour) in a bowl, and all of the wet components in a separate bowl/cup. The moist which includes the milk is for maintaining the dough soft for days I will not advocate to lessen any milk.

In Malaysia, the regional persons came up with a very distinctive fruit mooncake which became a big hit with the Chinese neighborhood – the durian mooncake – which combines the robust aromatic and cheese-like pulp of the durian and the sweet and delicate texture of the mooncake. It is also the most commonly noticed kind of mooncake in North America and several Western nations.

You can adjust the amount according…I utilized a dough: filling ratio of three:7, so for my 50g mooncake mould, dough is 15g filling is 35g. To be the original and most luxurious mooncake filling, lotus paste filling is found in all varieties of mooncakes. If you hold the filling ball up to a mooncake mold, the ball ought to be slightly smaller than the opening of the mold. Don’t worry about freshness mainly because the mini jelly mooncakes are produced fresh 1 day beforehand!

Boil sugar, agar-agar powder, and water with pandan leave in a pot until agar agar and sugar dissolves. Press to push the mooncake into the mould, lay the mould on a flat surface and push the plunger firmly to print the pattern. My recipe is a healthier version using much less oil and sugar so you can feel good about generating these treats and sharing them with your family members and good friends. To make the mooncake look prettier, I tweaked the recipe slightly and changed the blue-pea juice into a red yeast rice mixture.

If you are searching for one thing to give away, the Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium gift set (S$189) featuring a white lotus seed paste and eight-yolk mooncake surrounded by 14 mini baked mooncakes of assorted flavours appears as impressive as it sounds. Similarly as my earlier mooncake, I baked a ‘flatter’ mooncake 1/2 portion making use of the typical mooncake mold. The mooncake is described as a combination of tieguanyin with cheese and coconut paste.…

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