Sunday, September 20, 2009

MOON CAKE FOR CHILDREN – SPECIALITY IN MOON CAKE FESTIVAL

Cooking time about 1 hour. Serves 8-10.

SYRUP:
600g sugar 
2 cups water
1 lime or ½ lemon

Boil ingredients slowly for one hour. Keep stirring until sugar has thickened and turn into golden syrup. Leave at room temperature for 1 month.

600g plain flour
375g syrup
90g oil
1 teaspoon lye water
1 beaten egg yolk (sieve)
1 mooncake mould (children)

Mix all ingredients except egg yolk by hand. Leave at room temperature for 45 minutes. Fill the moon cake mould with dough. Squeeze the dough towards the centre. Knock out on hand and place on baking tray. Brush the surface with egg yolk. Repeat the process until all dough is used up. Pre-heat oven at 400°F or 205°C or gas Regulo No.8 for 10 minutes. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. Serve cold. Leave in airtight container in room temperature. Keeps for weeks.

Note: - If new moon cake mould is used, the mould in the centre has to be soaked in oil and left at room temperature to dry.

6 comments:

maire said...

Thanks for this recipe, especially the syrup. Did'nt know that it could be made just like that. Will give a try.
M. Lee

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Bee Lee Tan said...

THANKS MAIRE.
THE PASTRY IS YUMMY, CHILDREN ARE CURIOUS WITH THE DIFFENT SHAPES OF
ANIMAL SHAPES. WILL MAKE SOME NEXT
YEAR.
BEE LEE

Bee Lee Tan said...

THANKS BAKELING,
I WILL BE BACK TO MALAYSIA TO PUBLISH MY 2ND NYONYA COOKBOOK SOON. ARE YOU IN PENANG?
GOOD TO HAVE A BREAK FROM COOKING
AND CATERING.

BEE LEE

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Bee Lee Tan said...

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thanks. bakeling.

bee lee