Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Walnut Mooncakes

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WALNUT MOONCAKE

Ingredients:
360g Plain flour
25g Custard Powder
1/2 tsp Sodium Bicarbonate
50g Icing sugar
50g Crisco shortening
220g Butter (salted)
1/2 tsp Vanilla flavour
1/2 tsp Ammonium Bicarbonate
1 Egg
Walnut for decoration

Filling:
1 kg Lotus Paste
200-250g Walnut (toasted and chop)

Methods:

1. Cream sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla flavour and ammonium together until slightly white. (slow speed first then change to high speed)
2. Gradually add in egg.
3. Lastly add in sifted flour, custard powder and sodium bicarbonate to knead into a dough. (don’t mix too long) Leave dough in fridge overnight or for a few days.
4. Take out dough from fridge and divide into portions of 30 gm each.
5. Divide fillings into about 40 gm each.
6. Wrap fillings into dough and decorate with walnut. Apply egg wash and bake at 160ºC for 10 mins. Take it out and leave it for about 10 mins and apply egg wash again. Bake for another 15 mins.

21 comments:

Happy Flour said...

Hi Hugbear,

I have been following your blog since 2 years ago. I have tried a few of your recipes and turn out very well.

I came across some of the blog and they did mention and give a good credit on this recipe. Since then I have been waiting patiently for you to post it one of this day. A fruitful waiting. Thank you so much. Happy baking.

rgds,

Hugbear said...

Hi thanks for reading my blog. This is definitely a keeper recipe. You will not regret trying it as the pastry is fragrant and crispy. Very nice. Everyone who tries it really likes it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. May I know what is the purpose for adding ammonium bicarbonate and can it be omitted?

lli_leng said...

Hi Hugbear,

I waited so long for you to post out this recipe. Thank you. I read from Hut of cranberry blog about your Walnut Mooncake. I'm keen to try this out.
Is sodium bicarbonate - Baking soda? What is Ammonium Bicarbonate?

Thanks.
Li Leng

Hugbear said...

Yes sodium bicarbonate is baking soda. Ammonium bicarbonate is use as a kind of raising agent. If you do not have you can omit it.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
may i ask the egg wash is purely yolk? or need mix with water or white? pls share. thks =)

lli_leng said...

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Will the result still the same if i omit that? Can it be consume right away after it cool?

Sorry for so many questions.

Li Leng

Hugbear said...

Hi Li Leng, the result won't be changed much. You can eat the walnut mooncake after it has cooled down.

Hugbear said...

For the eggwash, use 1 egg yolk plus 1 tsp of water.

ChezzyHeart said...

Hi Lee Lee,
Do u toast the walnut before bake? thks

Hugbear said...

No the walnut outside for deco I did not bake it first.

Anonymous said...

hi,
wish to ask... if i want to add melon seed into the lotus paste is it possible? and do i need to toast the melon seed or anything?

thnks
shim :)

youfei said...

Hi Leelee,

I just tried the recipe the pastry is nice and fragrant. But it is a little "crumbly". Is it supposed to be like that?

Also, I felt that the pastry was a little salty, is it also meant to be like that?

regards,
youfei

Hugbear said...

Shim, you can add melon seed. Toast it at 180C for 10 mins and leave it to cool down then add to the paste.

Youfei, the crust is crumbly type and if you find the crust too salty, you can cut down on the salt by using unsalted butter and then just add 1/2 tsp of salt to your mixture. But I find that the salty crust compliments with the sweet lotus paste.

youfei said...

Hi Leelee,

thanks for the prompt reply! Actually I too felt that the salty skin is nice in balacning out the sweetness. But my brother and sister commented that it is a little salty, which made me think twice if i had done the recipe correctly =p thanks for the alternative! =D

Anonymous said...

Hi,

can I omit the shortening? Thanks in advance.

regds,
christine

Anonymous said...

hi,
thnks for the reply... i have made it.. well rec'd by my family & colleagues for both the walnut & lotus paste jelly mooncake.. thnks...
by the way... wish to ask... how long can the dough be kept in the fridge??? 1wk?etc?
thnks

shim

Hugbear said...

Shim, it can be kept up to a week.

Anonymous said...

Hi LeeLee,
I've make this the 2nd time & always got a v.flaky skin. v.messy when eat. what's wrong cld it be? thks

Hugbear said...

The crust of this mooncake is supposed to be quite crumbly. Maybe you want to add more flour or reduce the butter.

Anonymous said...

Just chanced upon your blog as I wanted to find out more about walnut mooncake. Have not tried the recipe yet, but will do so when time permits. Thank you for not being selfish with your knowledge. Learnt much just reading the comments!!!

Good day!

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