This post was originally posted on From Cass with Love on 1 October 2012
Happy mid autumn festival everyone! 🙂
I know, I’m a day late… But I have to post this, because it’s a WIP that I wish to visit again next year. After my happy attempt with the snowskin mooncakes, it was time to start trying out traditional mooncakes!
Below’s my second attempt on the traditional moon cakes. I love these over the snowskin mooncakes, because as these ‘age’, you’ll get a beautiful aroma nutty golden syrup aroma that’s so unique to mooncakes.
My second attempt… well, let’s say the appearance has much to be improved. Next year, I’ll get it right!
Adapted from Anncoo's Traditional Baked Mooncakes
- 600g Hong Kong flour, sifted
- 360g golden syrup (used Kyle's)
- 12g alkaline water
- 140g peanut oil
- 1 egg yolk
- 5g golden syrup
- 1 tsp water
1. Mix together sugar syrup, alkaline water and peanut oil. Sift in hongkong flour and mix until well combined.
2. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes (up to 24 hours). After that, you're ready to wrap some fillings!
3. For the 2 inch mini mooncakes, the dough and filling should add up to about 55g. You can play around with the amount of filling and dough to get the combination that you want. I love mooncake skins, so I tend to make my mooncakes with a thicker skin ;P
4. Once your mooncakes are stamped out, bake in a preheated oven of 180°C for about 7 minutes. 5. During that time, make the glaze by mixing together the egg yolk, golden syrup and water.
6. Remove the mooncakes from the oven after 7 minutes and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Brush on the glaze, and return the mooncakes to the oven for another 10 more minutes.
I’m still working on the glaze, as it’s not as pretty as I like it to be. Maybe it’s my horrible brushing technique, or maybe i should just not glaze the sides haha. A friend of mine mentioned to do the glaze in steps – brushing the egg yolk before the first bake, followed by the golden syrup and water before the final bake. If you have any suggestions, I do like to hear from you! 😉