Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Green Tea Red Bean Flaky Mooncake

I finally got hold of a mooncake making book recommeded by Elaine from KC yesterday. This book has 33 recipes ranges from chilled mooncake to agar-agar version.


Seriously if you ask me, I do not know how good the recipes are since this is the first time I am making it. However the one I just made tasted pretty alright to me. Also based on the ingredients of the other recipes, they look pretty good.

My virgin attempt in making mooncake :D I still have not bought the mooncake mould, so I chose this one since it doesn't require one. Ok, this particular one that I have just made is supposed to have durian lotus seed paste. Since I only have red bean paste in my fridge, I used it but regretted for not adding melon seeds. I think it would have tasted even better.


The inside of the mooncake



A. Water Dough
100gm plain flour (the book put medium protein flour)
25gm castor sugar
40gm shortening
40gm water

B. Oil Dough
1 tsp bakeable green tea powder (I got this from Phoon Huat)
100gm plain flour (the book put medium protein flour)
40gm shortening
15gm butter

Red bean paste

OR you can use the durian and lotus seed paste

250gm lotus seed paste
25gm durian paste
25gm melon seeds/kuaci
3 salted egg yolk, halved

1. Mix lotus seed paste, durian paste and melon seeds evenly and cut into 6 equal portion of about 50gm each


1. Blend ingredient A till the dough is smooth. Divide into 3 portions and rest for 10 min
2. Blend ingredient B till it becomes a dough and divide into 3 portions
3. Flatten A and wrap B in it and roll into a rectangular shape
4. Roll it up like a swissroll, turn it 90 degree clockwise and flatten it again
5. Roll it up like a swissroll again and cut into 2
6. With the cut side facing down, flatten the it into a round shape and wrap up filling to form a ball
7. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle black sesame (original recipe uses poppy seeds)
8. Bake in preheated oven at 200 degree celcius for about 20-25mins


Anonymous said...

Love how your spiral mooncakes look, so pretty! Would love to try it sometime too :)

Lazyg3r said...

They are so pretty. Wonder if I can attain such nice spiral shape or not. :)

lizanoor said...

kak! lastime i haf one kolig name alice dia tahun2 buatkan my kompeni agar2 mooncake. i nengok sedap, sume org cakap sedap. but i very was-was so tak penah rasa. so lain kali u buatkan i agar2 mooncake ye. heheheh ... pandai aje mak budak ni order.

jadepearl said...

Hi Zu!
This is JP...
Looks awesome!!! I saw the recipe book too.

Take care!

liakarman said...

As_kum zu.

i admired ulah. superwoman.

if u dont mind zu may i know where can i get the book for yr mooncake.

thank alot and hope u dont mind me asking.


Anonymous said...


i lupa nak bg my email add.

if u dont mind about the book. thks amillion.


Kat : ) said...

Whoa! They look delicious, this is my first time to your site and I can't wait to try them all! Thanks a bunch:)

aussie-rose-girl said...

mmmmmm... i happen to have a dad who has a passion for red bean... perhaps i'll bake sum 4 his b'day. But approximately, how long does it take for the dough making process for an inexperienced, clumsy cook like me??

<*ANGEL*> said...

Wow... looks delicious ;)

Btw, do you have any recipe for snowskin for the mooncake you can email me? I thinking of making a durian snow skin mooncake for my husband as a surprise..

That is my only option because:
1) Dun have oven
2) we are vegeterians

Will appreciate very much if you can email to verityy@yahoo.com

Many thanks!

Anonymous said...


I really really really want to make this, but I am not familiar with grams. Can you put down the equivalent of grams to cup/teaspoons? Thanks! I love your blog!

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