Friday, September 18, 2009

Shanghai Mooncake

Mooncake is a festive season goodies. The Chinese usually have this on Mid-Autumn Festival or what we also called it as Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival. The Mooncake Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calender, which is usually around mid or end of September. And this year is fall on the 3rd of October. Accompanying the celebration, there are traditional cultural custom such as eating mooncake outside under the moon, carrying brightly lit lantern and many more. Check out more stories & history about Mooncake Festival here. I'm sure you will love...it. There are many kinds and flavours of mooncake. Today, what I'm going to make is this Shanghai Mooncake. Since it is my favourite...

Ingredients for Skin Dough :

250gm butter
150gm icing sugar
1 egg
1 tspn vanilla extract
380gm all purpose flour
3 tbsp custard powder

Method :

- beat butter and icing sugar untill fluffy.
- add in egg & vanilla extract, and continued beating untill combined.
- stir in flour and custard powder to form a soft dough.
- divide into 14 portion (50gm-60gm/portion).
- set aside.
I am lucky enough because I don't need to prepare all the bean paste or lotus paste by myself. I could easily get these from the specialty shop. For bean paste, it only cost RM$10.00 per kg and for lotus paste is RM$20.00 per kg. So, all I need to do is divide the bean paste into small portion and add in the seeds. As for my recipe is shown as below :

Ingredients for filling:

14-15 portion red bean paste (15gm/portion)
14-15 portion pandan bean paste (35-40gm/portion)
some sunflower seeds
1 egg beaten, for glazing

Method :

- wrap red bean paste with pandan bean paste.
- roll like a ball untill complete the whole process.
- then wrap the bean paste with skin dough.
- place them to the baking tray and brush on egg glaze.
- top with sunflower seeds and then bake for 20 mins at 180'c.
- leave to cool before lifting.

Smell really fantastic....the aroma of custard and vanilla...mmm...mm...!!!
This is how it looks like after cutting. Not bad, ya! My first attempt on mooncake. I'm really happy because my husband and the kids love....it so much. They even required for more and my son told me not to buy any mooncake from the store anymore. These are much much more better than they're selling out there....ha ha ha! I guess this is a compliment from my baby!
And these are for storage! Ooo....I have to hide them up, otherwise I won't be able to find it anymore by tomorrow morning!

18 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

I have never eaten a mooncake, but they are so beautiful. I would love to try one one day.

Angie's Recipes said...

Lovely....very tempting filling.
I go get some freshly brewed Oolong tea and you have the tea set ready....

Angie's Recipes

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...first time here through Food Buzz...you have nice space with yum recipes...lovely header....perfect to the blog name....mooncake is very new to me...looksmcolorful and yum...

Blackswan said...

Wow, looks cool! The pix right at the top reminds me of my fave century egg :)

Divina Pe said...

I thought you made the filling yourself. That would require a lot of time. But it still looks incredible. I love with red bean paste and also with salted egg.

Mary said...

These are beautiful, though it will be hard to get the ingredients here. I loved the information you gave us about the cakes.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

These are gorgeous!!!

cherry potato said...

I like your shanghai mooncake, I never make this before, have try it out in a day.

My Little Space said...

H/Housewife : I'm very much looking forward to your mooncake posting then...he he!

Angie : Then you've to share some of your homemade mooncake as well...ha ha!

K/Flavour : Thank you very much for your nice words and nice to meet you. Hope to see you more often here at MLS.

Blackswan : Hi Shirley, thank you for stopping by and that it looks like something that your fave...ha ha!

Divina : Well, why shall I need to make the paste since there are available in the market with all kinds of flavour! If I've no choice then I'll make them my own.

Mary : You're welcome!

Reeni : Thanks!

C/Tomato : Wish you luck!

Lyndsey said...

These look beautiful. What a surprise treat! I'm going to search and see if I can find the ingredients.
What a nice compliment from your son, you can't ask for more than that, he he.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow great job love the colors you can really cook and bake lol

Miranda said...

I never had a mooncake, but would love to try one...
This is beautiful and unique.
Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Oh, how delicious .. can you send me some?

My Little Space said...

Lyndsey : Wish you luck! And let me know if you can't find what you want. I'll try to send the recipes over!

Rebecca : Thank you so much!

Miranda : You're welcome and thank you for stopping by. Glad that you like it as well.

Laura : Of coz, I'll send over in a minute! ha ha.....You have your tea ready!

Ozoz said...

Looks so lovely. Have never made mooncake - I'm so glad there's an oriental shop closeby...someday though. www kitchenbutterfly com

HealthyRainbow.net said...

whoooooooooooooooooaaaa... this looks super yummyyyyyyyyy.........:)
look at the insideeee.........*drool*

petite nyonya said...

You have a great talent for making mooncakes. Look so pro!

My Little Space said...

Ozoz : Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to check out yours in w while. Cheers!

H/Rainbow : Thanks! Glad that you like it too.

P/Nyonya : Thank you very much for kind words. I'm really appreciate it! I'm not a pro but juz a homemaker..he he!

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