WP_Post Object ( ID => 18285 post_author => 12 post_date => 2014-09-18 11:10:50 post_date_gmt => 2014-09-18 05:40:50 post_content => The Mid-Autumn Festival is also referred to as the mooncake festival because of the long-standing Chinese tradition of eating mooncake even though staring at the brightly-lit sky owing to the full moon in all its splendour. Traditionally, my family used to make lanterns out of a carefully peeled and hollowed pomelo (another regular Festival food item – a fruit that is far more sour than a mandarin and possibly 10 instances the size of a mandarin) by putting a candle in the middle of the pomelo. And Mooncake Festival was celebrated henceforth to commemorate this unforgettable occasion.
The original, centuries-old recipe — ground-up seeds, really hard-boiled yolks and a lard crust — has fallen out of favor with younger buyers, who turn up their noses at a cake about the size, and nearly the density, of a hockey puck. The dough or skin of the mooncake is produced by a simple mixing of golden syrup, alkaline water, peanut oil and flour. It is created in a traditional way – two layers of steamed, white, unsweetened cake sandwich a sweet red bean paste and black sesame seed filling, with the osmanthus flowers adding a fresh burst of honey scent.
The evening would not be full without sitting outside to admire the full moon and to catch up on all the family members news. When they cut their moon cakes into quarters, they will find a tasty bit of yellow yolk in each and every piece. Ca you please e mail it to my e-mail : pbljac@?I have been hunting for the recipe for a extended time. Mainland China accounts for about 40 % of Maxim’s mooncake sales, about double what it was five years ago. At this point in time, the moon getting at the fullest and roundest shines on us with its utmost brilliance.
I generally make the syrup and retain it for a year before I use it. Fresh mooncake syrup is far more sticky when you use it. It was also a custom for the common public to worship or spend homage to the moon in mid autumn in each lunar August. If there is a leap lunar month ahead of September, then the date of Moon Festival could push down to early October. For the people are out of town or for Chinese are from China keep in USA, they miss their family members or the lover at home and share the very same moon at the night of the Moon Festival before the Online gets well-known.
The first challenge in generating mooncake is not so significantly in creating the pastry or dough for wrapping the mooncake or making the paste for the filling, but rather the talent necessary to wrap the pastry or dough of constant thickness about the filling. At the top rated of the list of festive foods would be the moon cake with its a lot of varied fillings to tease the appetite.