As the creation of new types of food, more and more different types of moon cakes flow into the market. People usually can find out Five Kernel and Roast Pork mooncakes, red bean paste mooncakes, and lotus seed paste mooncakes in the supermarkets or bakery stores. The three types mentioned above are the most traditional and popular among middle-age people or elders. Later, new flavors are created such as fruit and vegetable mooncakes, chocolate mooncakes, ice-cream mooncakes, green tea mooncakes, and snow skin mooncakes. Young people prefer to eat these types of mooncake since they are more fashioned and tasty.
Mooncake is a traditional food during mid-autumn festival, so some elders in the family know how to make the traditional classic flavor mooncakes. Most of middle-age people and young children would not make mooncakes at home nowadays. This is because mooncakes are high-volume items. The process of making a traditional mooncakes are very complicated and time-consuming, home-made mooncakes need to lying idle for at least two weeks to let the oil inside the mooncakes to come out and make it smelly and tasty.
People would rather to buy the mooncakes in the store and send as gifts to their friends or relatives. This is a traditional activities which is that sending mooncakes to others is the best wish for the family. Some community centers deliver mooncakes to the residents for the celebration or held the activities of making mooncakes to let more people get to know mid-autumn festival.
Here we are going to teach you how to make mooncakes at home. There are two types of mooncakes that are easily to make and less chance to fail. They are egg-yolk lotus seed paste mooncake and snow skin mooncake.
Egg-yolk Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake
Lotus Seed filling:
- 1/2 tsp sal
- 150g dried lotus seeds
- 120g caster sugar
- 80g vegetable oil
Moon cake Dough:
- 180g plain flour
- 125g honey
- 1/8 tps (0.5g) dietary alkali
- 55g groundnut oil
other material: salty yolks, egg wash, kitchen scale, mooncake press, and oven.
Video of making Egg-yolk Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cake:
Green Tea Snow Skin Moon Cake with Red Bean Paste:
Ingredient for Green Tea Snowy Skin: (about 15 mooncakes, 60g for each)
- 60g glutinous rice flour
- 40g rice flour
- 15g cake flour
- 10g wheat starch
- 50g sugar
- 250 ml milk
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 5g green tea powder
Red Bean Pasta Filing:
- 200g red bean
- 650 ml water
- 80g sugar
- 12g wheat flour
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- Pinch of Salt
Vide of making Green Tea Snow Skin Moon Cake with Red Bean Paste: