Tuesday, October 03, 2006

OT Mooncake photos and recipe

Hiya! Here are some photos of mooncakes and a recipe from Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook fame. I love his cooking show. :) Di

Mid-Autumn Moon Cake Recipes By Yan Can Cook, Inc Makes 2 dozen
1 can (17-1/2 ounces) lotus seed paste
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Dough 4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2-cup non-fat dried milk powder
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup solid shortening, melted and cooled
1 egg yolk , lightly beaten
1. Mix lotus seed paste and walnuts together in a bowl; set aside.
2. Sift flour, milk powder, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl.
In large bowl of electric mixer, beat eggs on medium speed until light and lemon colored. Add sugar; beat for 10 minutes or until mixture falls in a thick ribbon. Add melted shortening; mix lightly.
With a spatula, fold in flour mixture.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured board; knead for 1 minute or until smooth and satiny.
Divide dough in half; roll each half into a log. Cut each log into 12 equal pieces.
3. To shape each moon cake, roll a piece of dough into a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured board to make a 4-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick. Place 1 tablespoon of lotus seed paste mixture in center of dough circle. Fold in sides of dough to completely enclose filling; press edges to seal. Lightly flour inside of moon cake press with 2-1/2 inch diameter cups. Place moon cake, seam side up, in mold; flatten dough to conform to shape of mold. Bang one end of mold lightly on work surface to dislodge moon cake. Place cake on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat to shape remaining cakes. Brush tops with egg yolk.
4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F. oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a rack and let cool.
Copyright Yan Can Cook, Inc. 1991.


At 5:54 PM, Blogger TBG Happenings said...

Di:) The photos are beautiful. Love ya for being sooo optimistic. For those of us who can't even imagine trying to make mooncakes, there are lots of places to order them on the web, just google mooncakes. Of course if you are lucky enough to live near a CHina Town the bakeries there should have them for your celebrations.

By the way there has been some discussion about the taste of mooncakes. We tried ours on Saturday, the lotus paste one, it was goodl. Not sweet like an american cake, but good none the less.

Maryellen (my mooncakes were delivered Saturday:)

At 9:10 PM, Blogger chad-roscoe said...

Hi Maryellen!
ooo! I am glad you find them tasty; we do too, but I think for an American (are you American too?) it is an aquired taste because they are less sweet than most desserts we eat. I'm not a big fan of sweets, so I like this less-sweet cake. Have you got a Boba coffee/bakery near you? I love that boba stuff, and the cakes as well because they're creamy, but not very sweet.
The photos are just picked off the web with the recipe, not mine :(
How lucky that you found a place to mail-order them!

At 9:11 PM, Blogger chad-roscoe said...

I'm sorry, try as I might, blogger won't include the link to this recipe and the photos in my post...:(


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