Friday, September 9

Moon Cake

Moon Cake? What is moon cake? It's a round pastry snack traditionally served during the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival. These days, they come in round or square shape and filled with goodies inside. After writing about the Moon Festival, we decided to find a good moon cake recipe and share it with our readers.
  
Azuki (Red bean) Moon Cake 
Recipe courtesy of DLTK by Shirley
Image Coutesy of Jui-Ting Yu

Serving Size: 24
Ingredients:
Items in orange indicated we have it on our shelves

1/4 cup of Sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup of red bean paste ( You can substitute any jams, nuts, and flavor you'd like for this one)

Instructions:
1. In a Mixing bowl, combine, sugar, butter, and 1 yolk. Stir well.
2. Slowly add flour to make you dough.
3. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit while you wait

5. After 30 minutes, take dough out and  form a small ball in the palm of your hand. This mixture should make 24 balls.
6.Using your thumb, make a hole in the center of the dough then fill it with 1/2 a teaspoon of red bean paste. You can leave the hole open or cover it by pulling the dough edge over the filling.
7. Beat 1 egg into bowl and brush it over each cake before placing it on a cookie sheet. This will give a shiny coating over the cake after it is cook and help seal the opening.
8. Put in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until the outside edges are slight brown.
9. Let cook and enjoy!

Your creation will probably look more like this unless you have moon cake molds.
Image courtesy of DLTK by Shirley
 It's good none the less!


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