Monday, September 21, 2015

Mooncake Lotus Paste (Banh Trung Thu Hat Sen) Moon Cake Recipe

Mooncake Lotus Paste (Banh Trung Thu Hat Sen) Recipe


2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/8 tsp. Baking Powder
1 cup Golden Syrup (add more as needed)
50ml Peanut Oil
1 Egg Yolk
1/2 tsp. Koon Chun Potassium Carbonate (optional)
1/2 tsp. Chinese White Cooking Wine

Other Ingredients
Chinese White Cooking Wine
Peanut Oil
Egg Wash

Lotus Seed Paste (Fillings)
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Dried Lotus Seeds
1/4 cup Canola Oil
2 cups Water (add more as needed)
Pinch of Salt
1 cup Roasted Glutinous Flour

Salted Duck Eggs
3 1/2 cup Water
3/4 cup Sea Salt
3 Anise
1 Tbsp. Chinese White Cooking Wine
1/2 tsp. Corn Pepper
2 pieces Cinnamon stick
2 Black Cardamom
Duck Eggs

To prepare the duck eggs you will need 6 Salted Duck Eggs.  To learn how to make homemade Salted Duck Eggs click the link here or in the description box.
Put the Salted Duck Eggs in a baking pan or bowl.  Add in some Peanut Oil about 1 Tbsp.  Then add in some Chinese White Cooking Wine about 1/2 cup.
Let it sit in the mixture for 10 minutes.  Then steam it for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes remove the duck eggs and set aside.

To make the dough in a bowl add in 2 cups All Purpose Flour.  Add 50ml Peanut Oil. Add 1/2 tsp. Koon Chun Potassium Carbonate (optional) and 1/2 tsp. Chinese White Cooking Wine.
Add 1 Egg Yolk. Add 1 cup Golden Syrup (add more as needed). Add 1/8 tsp. Baking Powder.  Mix well until it turns into a dough. cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

To make the Lotus Paste click on the link here or in the description box. One way to prepare the fillings is by rolling it into balls.  Spread some oil on clean hands to prevent the paste from sticking.
Take some paste flatten it and put 1 Salted Duck Egg in the middle. Roll into a ball, once you're done set it aside.

There are different kinds of mooncake molds you can choose from wood, plastic or silicone.  Remember to dust your mooncake molds with some flour so it will be easier to remove the cake from the mold.

Roll out the dough flat, big enough to wrap around the Lotus Paste ball.  Then wrap around it and smooth it out.
Place in the mold and make sure it fills the mold and then tap out the cake.

If you have problem rolling it into a ball another way to place it in the mold is by placing the dough inside the mold first. Fill it with the Lotus Paste and place a duck egg inside, cover the duck egg with lotus paste.  Flatten a piece of dough and cover the bottom now tap out the cake.

When you're done, place the mooncakes on a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 degree F for about 12-15 minutes or until it slightly golden.  Take it out spread some Egg Wash over the Mooncakes,
place it back in the oven again for another 10 minutes or until golden.  Once you're done baking remove and let it cool.

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