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Moon Cakes

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The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, usually in early September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with full moon at night. It is a time for family members and loved ones to congregate and enjoy the full moon - an auspicious symbol of abundance,harmony and luck. Adults will usually indulge in fragrant mooncakes of many varieties with a good cup of piping hot Chinese tea, while the little ones run around with their brightly-lit lanterns.To the Chinese, Mid-Autumn Festival means family reunion and peace. The festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest. To the Chinese, a full moon is a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion.


椒盐五仁月饼的制作: Today we will make some savoury five-nut mooncakes.

  1. 蜂蜜75克 (honey 75g)

油30克(oil 30g)

 盐1克  (salt 1g)

碱水10克(lye water 10g)

低筋面粉150克(cake flour 150g)


Mixing the flour with either syrup or honey, makes the dough very sticky.Use a pair of gloves.Knead the dough until it is the dough for 1 hour.


2、Take a look at the nuts.

核桃45克(walnuts 45g)

花生45克(peanuts 45g )

黑白芝麻40克( sesame 40g)

南瓜籽 40克(pumpkin seeds 40g)

松子 40克(pine nuts 40g)


Sesame is cooked,These four are raw, and we will bake them.Walnuts and peanuts are bigger, so I put them more scattered.start from cold oven 300F/150C ,bake for 12-15 minutes.after baking, the nuts will be slightly yellowed.The oil came out from the walnuts,and separated some skin.Remove the walnut skin as much as you can.Chopped walnuts and peanuts.


3.糖苷橘皮30克(candied citrus peel 30 g)糖菠萝60克(candied pineapple 60 g).


 Chop them

4.糯米粉 75克(glutinous rice flour 75 g ) 


low heat cook for 5-6 minutes.


5、The ingredients for the filling are ready ,and let’s mix them.糖玫瑰 40克(sweetened rose sauce 40 g ) 蜂蜜30克(honey 30 g) 糖25克(sugar 25 g ) 油20克(oil 20 g ) 香油10克(sesame on 10g ),mix well.The put the nuts,stir well.Add cooked glutinous rice flour.After mixing well,you can’t see the dry powder.Now add water ,slowly,together it is about 1 tablespoon to 2 tablespoons.It can be easily shaped into a ball.55 grams each one,Round it.The dough is ready,Press it flat in the palm of your hand.Put on the filling.Pat some flour.spray water,Bake for 5 minutes at 400F/205C.


6、One egg yolk and a spoonful of water(egg yolk 1+water 15 g),After five minutes,take our the tray.Brush the first layer of egg liquid.Bake for another 5 minutes at 325F/165C.Brush the second layer of egg liquid.Finally bake for another 5-10 minutes until completely browned.Sealed them a container after cooled.The curst will become soft in 2-3 days.

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