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‘Snowy’ Mooncake Recipe

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This is a great recipe that Chamcen found on a popular Chinese food site. You can see the original recipe in Chinese for those of you who want a challenge!

‘Snowy’ Mooncake with a Creamy Custard filling

There are two parts to this recipe: 1) Making the custard filling and 2) Making the mooncake dough


 Custard Filling

Mooncake dough


You will also need a steamer or a rice cooker and a mooncake mould. We’ve found 2 products that you can use, one for those of you in China, and the other from Amazon. These will probably just give you an idea of what you need so you can find what you need 🙂

Taobao Moon Cake Mould

Amazon Moon Cake Mould

How to make the Creamy Custard filling:

      1. 1) Take the butter out of the fridge and leave till room temperature. When it has become softer, cream it with sugar, mixing it in the same direction, till smooth.
      1. 2) Add one egg and cream till even-textured and mixed together, then add the next one. The eggs may not be mixed completely here, but this will be resolved in the next steps.
      1. 3) Whisk in the wheat starch and milk powder. The wheat starch will make the filling crystal clear. If you do not have it, you do not need to add it here. Use a table knife to bring together until even-textured.
      1. 4) Heat your steamer and once you begin to see steam, put your mixture in the steam. Reduce the heat and wait for 30 minutes, stirring twice to make sure the mixture is not too solid.
      1. 5) After the filling is cool, roll it into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate.

Mooncake Dough Method:

      1. 1) Mix all the flours and granulated sugar together, add the milk, and whisk until smooth.
      1. 2) Add the vegetable oil and whisk. Again heat your steamer and put the mixture inside for 20 minutes.
      1. 3) During the steaming process, put some additional glutinous rice flour into a pan and cook on a very low heat till it becomes a light yellow colour. Use a wooden spoon to prevent it from burning or sticking to the pan. This process is to prevent the mooncake from sticking to the mould. The glutinous rice flour needs to be cooked in order to be consumed safely.
      1. 4) Use a table knife to mix the dough and then transfer it to a floured surface to knead until fine and smooth.
      1. 5) Divide the filling into 33g per part, and shape into balls. Divide the dough into 30g per part, and also shape into balls.
      1. 6) Cover your hands with the glutinous rice flour and flatten the dough ball. Add a ball of filling into the centre.
      1. 7) Fold the dough over the filling and reshape into a dough.
      1. 8) Add a little glutinous rice flour into the mould, put the mooncake ball into the mould. On a flat surface push down on the mooncake mould to make your mooncake!
      1. 9) Put the mooncakes into a sealed box and refrigerate till completely cooled.


There are images to go with the recipe on the original page here.

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