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Homemade Mooncake Recipes For Chinese Mid Autumn Festival

2016-08-30 09:46:51Share:

  The 2016 Chinese Mid Autumn Festival is coming. Here is a step by step guide for mooncake recipe, a traditional Chinese dessert typically eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival and given to wish good luck.

Homemade Mooncake Recipes For Chinese Mid Autumn Festival


  Here are all of the ingredients you'll need:


  Mooncake filling:


  1 pound red azuki beans water


  1-3/4 cups sugar


  3/4 cup lard or oil


  Water-Shortening Dough:


  2 cups flour


  10 tablespoons water


  5 tablespoons lard


  1/4 teaspoon salt


  Flaky Dough:


  5 tablespoons lard


  1 cup flour


  red food coloring for design




  Soak red beans in water and keep it covered for 2 hours. Drain and discard the water. Pour about 8 cups of fresh water on the beans and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 1-1/2 hours over low heat until skins open. Strain the beans and discard the skins. Place the strained beans in several layers of cheesecloth and squeeze out any excess water.


  Place in a saucepan with the oil or lard and the sugar. Cook, stirring continuously, until almost all the moisture has evaporated. Let it cool.


  You will need 2 cups of filling for the mooncakes. Divide this into 20 portions and shape into balls.




  Mix the ingredients for the flaky dough and the water-shortening dough separately until the mixture becomes smooth. Divide each dough into 20 equal portions. Wrap one portion of flaky dough inside each portion of water-shortening dough. Roll out each piece of dough, then fold in thirds to form three layers. Roll out again, and once more fold in thirds to form three layers.


  With the palm of your hand flatten each piece of dough to form a 3" circle. Place one portion of filling in the center. Gather the edges to enclose the filling and pinch to seal. Place the filled packet in the mould, gently pressing to fit. Invert and remove the mould.


  Use water to dilute the red food coloring and pour onto a damp paper towel on a plate. Take some food coloring onto the cookie-design stamp and then press on top of the mooncake.


  Repeat theprocess for the remaining mooncakes. Arrange the mooncakes on a baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool before serving.


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