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 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!!!
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 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!
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