Initially i did not have intention of baking any mooncakes but seeing so many of my blogger friends baking so many different varieties of mooncakes, i cant help but to make some myself. The moncake baking is getting so hot around my baking friends community here! So many types, so many flavours, i sure have a good collection of mooncake recipes when i want to make them again but as for now, just a simple one, mooncake biscuit aka doll biscuit. Thanks to everyone who has shared this recipe around.
I wish all chinese and my friends here, Happy Mid Autumn Festival, have a nice warm celebration with your friends and loved ones, 中秋节快乐!
Recipe ( as seen in Cooking Pleasure , Aunty Young, adapted from Butter, Flour & Me )
350gm plain flour, sifted
230gm golden syrup
100gm peanut oil ( i used canola oil )
5gm/1tsp alkaline water
150gm lotus seed paste
1 egg yolk plus 1 tbsp milk, mix and strain
1. In a mixing bowl, add in syrup, oil, alkaline water , stir and add in the lotus seed paste. Using a hand whisk, stir and mix till well combined.
2.Add in sifted flour and mix to form a dough.. Cover the dough and let it rest for 2-3 hours
3. Pinch some dough and fit to your mould to determine the weight of each dough then divide the dough accordingly. Dust some flour onto the mould . Roll each dough into a ball and press the dough into the mould. Tap or knock lightly to unmould and place it on the baking tray. Repeat the same for the rest of the doughs.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 10mins, remove fom oven and let cool down for about 10 mins. Apply egg wash and bake it the oven again for another 15 mins or until golden brown, ( i baked mine at 170C )
5. Let cool on the wiring rack and store in container.
* my each dough weighs 95gm and make around 8 pieces
Some tips shared by Joceline (Butter, Flour & Me )
a) for egg wash, adding milk to the egg yolk makes it less concentrated, thus easier to apply.
b) Let the mooncakes cool down before applying egg wash to get more even colouring
c) Should the mooncakes be done correctly, it wont stick to your teeth and can be eaten the next day.
d) It can be kept for weeks if it's baked dry enough.
I am linking this post to Best Recipes for Everyone's Event ( Mooncake ) organised by XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Diary