Monday, September 12, 2011
I have no intention to make any mooncakes this year. I thought i just want to go and buy them from the counter. There are so many varieties now, i was thinking just go and get some which i have not tried and also knowing that i'll be receiving some from my friends. After knowing the theme for Aspiring Bakers this month, i decided just to make a small batch. These are called Fookchow Mooncakes. Pardon my ignorance, i think this must be originally comes from the Fookchow people, any Fookchow around reading now? can confirm? Not really sure. I havent come across any Fookchow mooncakes here. The recipe shows it comes with mung bean paste filling instead of lotus paste and also some fried shallots. That's also the reason why i chose to make these cos i have some mung bean paste at home intended for making paus but never made them yet..
Recipe ( from Mooncakes by Alan Ooi )
Ingredients ( makes 10 pieces )
For water dough
120gm plain flour
15gm icing sugar
45gm butter oil ( i used melted butter )
For oil dough
110gm plain flour
450gms mung bean paste
1-2 tbsp deep fried shallot crisps
1.Combine filling and scale at 45gms portions, shape round
2.Combine flour, icing sugar and melted butter for water dough. Add in water and knead into soft dough. Scale at 24gms portions.
3.Combine ingredients of oil dough and knead into a dough. Scale at 18gms portions
4.Flatten no (2) and wrap in no (3). Repeat process. Use a rolling pin to flatten and roll out to longish shape. Next, roll up like a mini swiss roll. Repeat process.
5.Use a rolling pin to flatten no (4). Turn over to the next side. Roll up to swiss roll once more. Repeat process. Cover with cloth and rest dough for 10 minutes.
6. Shape each piece of no (5) into a round. Wrap in filling. Use a rolling pin to flatten very lightly. Arrange on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C for 20minutes till both sides of mooncakes are lightly browned. Cool well.
I am submitting this post to the Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid Autumn Treats ( Sept 2011) hosted by Happy Home Baking