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Friday, September 28, 2012

Single Yolk and Lotus Paste Mooncakes单黄莲蓉月饼

This will be my last batch of baked mooncakes, using the new mooncake mould just bought recently. I like this mould because it is not only look flat and one layer like normal mooncake mould, it has three layers, like Chinese say 层次感 ...And i love wooden mooncake mould, because i enjoying the process of knocking here and there ^_^..
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I saw this pattern only left one, quickly grap it and the price also cheaper than others, thought maybe due to last piece..

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I use this golden syrup which i have kept for a year, the longest you kept, the nicer of the mooncake turned out. After this, i need to buy some to keep for next year mooncake festival...

Ya, one more tip i learnt, when you waiting for 回油 (freshly baked mooncake will be hard, you need to wait few days to let the mooncake skin return to oil and soft ), try not to lay dolly paper or baking paper underneath the mooncakes, the process of 回油 will be slow because the oil will be absorbed by the paper instead of mooncake..



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I prefer just single salted egg yolk rather than double egg yolks (i feel too much of yolks), saltiness from the salted egg yolk just balance out the sweetness from lotus paste, perfect combo..

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Single Yolk and Lotus Paste Mooncakes单黄莲蓉月饼
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes 9 large mooncakes

Pastry

325g Hong Kong Flour or super fine flour
225g Golden syrup or Special mooncake syrup
75g cooking oil or peanut oil
1/2tsp alkaline water

Method

1. Sifted flour in a mixing bowl.
2. Mix syrup, peanut oil and alkaline water, slowly pour into flour.
3. Use a spatula or hands to mix till form soft dough. Cover and rest it for 1 hour.
4. To weight 60g each and shape to ball.

Filling

800g lotus paste
9pcs salted egg yolks (brush with rice wine, steam for 5mins)
30g melon seeds, toasted

Method

1. Add melon seeds with lotus paste, combine well.
2. Weight one salted egg yolk and lotus paste to 100g each, shape to ball.

Egg wash- 1 egg yok + 1tsp milk (lightly whisk to combine)


To make mooncake

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2..Lightly flour the mould, knock out excess flour.
3. Place a mooncake ball into the mould and flatten the base with your palm.
4. Overturn the mould to tip the mooncake out by tapping the sides against the table lightly if needed.
5. Bake at a pre-heated oven at 180c for 7mins.
6. Remove mooncakes from oven and set aside to cool for at least 15mins.
7. Apply egg wash on the whole mooncake and bake at preheated oven at 170c for 15-20mins or until golden brown.
8. Remove mooncake from oven, immediately transfer to wire rack to cool. Serve after 1-2 days in room temperature as to soften the mooncake skin.


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You might thought i like to eat mooncake since i made so many types, no, you were wrong, i like to make them but i don't really like to eat them, hehehe..Here were some sent to relatives and friends..

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After baked version, the next will be snowskin mooncake which is my children's favourite, will make them in these two days so i can serve them during the BBQ party which will held on this Sunday of Mid-Autumn Festival ..how are you going to celebrate this coming Mid-Autumn festival?

祝你们中秋快乐。。。。月圆花好 Happy celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival ..

71 comments:

  1. 很美的月饼。。很合适的包装。。看了让人很欢喜!!
    祝你中秋快乐。。。。月圆花好!!

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  2. semalam baru i jumpa ini mould..special sbb dari kayu..cantik2 mooncake.:)

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  3. Wah...still baking mooncakes? Homemade one is always the best! Wish I can have one from yours....looking really yummy there! I have yet to bake mooncake; maybe next year lol. Oh, wishing you and your family Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Hang up some lantern already? :-)

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  4. Hi Sonia, saw all your postings on mooncakes. I must tell you I really like the colour tone of your mooncakes[so even and nice]. Have bookmarked your coconut filling for my next bake, next year...

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  5. Hi Sonia, saw all your postings on mooncakes. I must tell you I really like the colour tone of your mooncakes[so even and nice]. Have bookmarked your coconut filling for my next bake, next year...

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  6. Soni are u on moon-cake baking sphere... loving it visibly from ur post:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen
    http://bsaraswathy.blogspot.com

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  7. Soni are u on moon-cake baking sphere... loving it visibly from ur post:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen
    http://bsaraswathy.blogspot.com

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  8. 我觉得用木模敲出月饼比较高难度的。
    Sonia能做出那么美丽的月饼很厉害,很厉害。
    我用巧克力月饼和你交换一个蛋黄的OK吗?喀喀喀~

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  9. I like your 1st photo! happy mid autumn to you! super jealous you can do BBQ! here we're in REAL mid autumn, temperature below 10C...

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  10. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family, Sonia!

    I'm the opposite of you, I like to eat mooncakes but dont like to make them. Haha!

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  11. 月饼做得漂亮!
    那双玉手也很吸引人!呵呵~
    中秋节快乐!

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  12. very pandai, all type of mooncake mould u also can handle very well.

    oh ya, back to the earlier mould (kahwin mould, haha), need to pre order

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  13. 看中了你家的模型,请问哪里可以买到?
    月饼都很漂亮,很喜欢。
    中秋节快乐!

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  14. I also prefer single yolk.

    Happy.mims-autumn festival to ur family and u!

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  15. Wish I could taste your lovely mooncakes! haha. Have an enjoyable Mid Autumn Festival with your family!.

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  16. another beautiful mooncake! you can open shop and sell, i'll definitely be your customer.

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  17. I like my mooncake without yolk, just plain lotus paste, hehehe~

    Happy mid autumn to you and your family, Sonia!

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  18. Very beautiful mooncake :)
    I also looking for this pattern. The wooden moulds selling here are very expensive!
    中秋节快乐!

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  19. 今年慢半拍,没赶上传统月饼的队伍。
    明年再战吧!
    你家出产了好多,多好美。
    祝福你及家人,中秋节快乐^^

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  20. 月饼好漂亮!
    祝你和家人中秋节快乐!
    :)

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  21. Sonia~~
    很美的双手呢~~~ =)
    嗯。。我不敢用木模。。怕敲坏瓷砖就荷包痛了呢~~ =P 我蛮粗鲁的捏~~~
    中秋愉快!!!

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  22. Sonia, very nice, very nice! I like the shape of "tiga tingkat" and as for the knocking, I help my auntie make ang koo and my knocking so loud, disturb my uncle. Hee..hee..

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  23. wow..very nice mooncake, like store bought, you very pro liao.. :).. 中秋节快乐!

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  24. Wow Sonia your mooncake looks good, wish i could make them like you too.
    Can i buy some from u if you have extras at home? Maybe u can consider selling them since u love baking so much, i definitely won't mind ordering from u

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  25. So beautifully done, Sonia. It looks so presentable like we bought outside. You are certainly too good.

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  26. Amazing, Sonia!!
    Love them! And miss them so much :)

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  27. Tracy, i got it from the shop near my house but now no more stock for this pattern, will let you if i happen to see one.

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  28. I also like this type of mould. The steps make the mooncake very beautiful. Thanks for the tip on the golden syrup. Think I should buy one bottle now for next year!!

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  29. happy mid autumn festival to you & your family...all your mooncakes look so pretty :-) ... thanks for sharing all your fabulous recipes here

    Sue

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  30. Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you and your family...

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  31. Oh...last batch already ...i quick quick come to reserve some or else have to wait till next year. Actually I also like to use wooden mould to "kok" but my husband c/o very noisy haha.... That's why I have to "ko" when he is not around.

    Very nice moon cake and good pics as well.

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  32. Wah Sonia, your mooncakes very Swee ya, I would pay big $$ to buy it! So you baked your last batch? I'm still planning to do some tomorrow if I have time...but chocolate version heehee. May you and your family have a wonderful mooncakes festival ya my friend! Eat some of your nice mooncakes first.....hungry....nom nom nom....

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  33. Perfect baked moon cakes!! I love your moon cake recipe, and have been using it . Very tasty and I love the texture. Looking at your moon cakes, I m drooling. i always a fan of lotus with yolk moon cakes , YUMMMMMM!!

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  34. 我也在找这种有层次感的模,可惜没货了。。
    颜色好漂亮的月饼,那双是你的玉手吗?也很漂亮嘻嘻。。。。

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  35. I prefer single yolk as well ! Two is too much ! lol Another beautifully made mooncakes , Sonia ! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and to your family !

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  36. Happy Mid Autumn Festival! I will come and get your recipe if happend I make this traditional mooncake. Very beautiful and just like those selling outside.

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  37. I have been enjoying reading how mooncake is made. This one cannot bring in to Australia leh, cos of the yolk. Although it is so delicious. Happy Mid Autumn Festival.

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  38. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you Sonia, you sure have lots of pretty and delicious mooncakes to share with your relative and friends:D Next year I must try to bake more:)

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  39. superb looks... will you pass it to me...

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  40. Sonia
    Wishing you and family a very happy Moon Cake Festival :)

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  41. Sonia
    祝福你和家人,中秋节快乐^_^

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  42. Your moon cakes looked so perfect, definitely better then shop bought!! Wishing you and your family a beautiful and happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!~

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  43. Sonia, your moon cakes must be far better than ones from stores, seriously, they look amazing!!! And you even care about the honey and prepare a year in advance. I LOVE your determination to succeed and all of your posts show your perfection! ;)

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  44. Happy mid-autumn festival to you & your family too! These mooncakes look exactly like store-bought but better than store-bought becoz they were freshly baked & free if preservatives!

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  45. 圆圆的月儿天上挂,圆圆的月饼香天涯
    圆圆的快乐美如花,圆圆的祝福到你家
    美满日子玉润珠圆,幸福生活花好月圆
    合家吉祥永团圆,祝你中秋节快乐(^^)

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  46. 祝:中秋愉快。身体健康。 简简单单的一句。嘻。。。

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  47. 中秋节快乐!

    很高兴能在这里看到很多的月饼,很有中秋的气氛 !

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  48. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesSeptember 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Your mooncake looks so nice, especially the layered look which has 3D effect, pretty! Have a great time BBQ! I remember when my children were younger, we used to bring them out to garden 提灯笼,now that they are older, they No longer fancy that: ) 中秋节快乐!

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  49. Sonia, you should open a pastry shop. (Or are you already having one?) I know of shops that survive solely by making and selling mooncakes during this month of the year. Other months just take thing easy.

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  50. 好漂亮的月饼,祝你和家人中秋节快乐~

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  51. 中秋节快乐~

    你的golden syrup是买的吗?我去年买的是有expire date,我就奇怪不是收越久越好吗?!

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  52. Didn't make any mooncakes this year, come and eat yours. Happy Mid Autumn Festival! :)

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  53. Happy Mid Autumn to you and your family

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  54. They look sooooo good! I'm not a big fan of mooncakes so never thought of trying to make it. Maybe I should try and make them as gifts.

    Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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  55. actually i'm so afraid of knocking, afraid that it might irritate my neighbours or break my counter table, i usually put a cloth on it..heehe..happy mooncake festival to you, sonia!!

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  56. Nicely done! I really like the kua chi in Malaysian mooncakes. The ones imported from HK and China don't have kua chi. This year, I bought the one imported from Malaysia and it contains kua chi, missed it a lot. :)

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  57. wow, u r so good at making the mooncakes- even though you don't like eating them! :) Happy belated. autumn festival to u and your family. ;)

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  58. hi, i have tried out your recipe for the mooncake pastry and the coconut fillings, it really turns soft after two days, a recipe keeper,i like your picture of the mooncake, very unique.

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  59. I never personally hand made a mooncake before. *blush* But nice mooncake mould you have there. Happy belated Mooncake Festival, Sonia.

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  60. wow, i like this beautiful and very homemade feel mooncakes.

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  61. WAHHH, so impressed with all the mooncakes you made. we recently tried making some, just simple snowskin ones and already they were so difficult to get right. you're crazy sonia :)

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  62. Sonia,
    Love all your pretty mooncakes.
    This lotus paste with single yolk is one of my favorite too.
    Homemade ones are always tastier then those from the store.
    mui..^^

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  63. Hi Sonia, if I don't use Hong Kong flour, is cake flour or all purpose flour more suitable as replacement?

    Thanks!

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  64. Hi Sonia, forgive my ignorance...is there any size/weigh for the mould? I know those small springer type,they have different mould weight like 55gm etc.....Thanks!

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  65. teo ai li, i use the wooden mould, you can see the picture in this post, diameter is 3"

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