The traditional food of the Mid-autumn Festival is moon cake. The moon cake is round which signifies the whole family reunions. Chinese have the custom of eating the moon cake on the Mid-autumn Festival, at festival night. The taste of the Chinese moon cake is very delicious. The filling of the Chinese moon cake is generally lotus-nut, red bean, green beans and many others. the moon cake’s filling is fragrant and sweet.


Water dough

•150 g all purpose flour

•50 g shortening

•15 g sugar

•50 ml water

Oil Dough

•150g all purpose flour

•100 g shortening

300 g lotus seed paste
6 salted egg yolk (steamed till cook)

1.Mix all ingredients for water dough until it forms a soft dough. Let rest for 20 minutes then divide into 6 balls. Set aside.

2.For oil dough, mix all the ingredients then divide into 6 balls. Set aside.

3.Wrap water dough over oil dough, repeating with the rest of the balls.

4.Take one dough and roll out flat to about 1/8 inch thin. Once rolled out, roll up like a Swiss roll.

5.Roll out again and roll into a Swiss roll (altogether two times).

6. Measure about 30g lotus seed paste and wrap the steamed salted egg yolk .

7. Flatten the dough  and roll into a circle, big enough to cover the filling.

8. Wrap the dough over the filling. You will get  6 moon cakes of about 2 1/2 inch diameter.

9. Beat one egg and brush on top of each moon cake. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of the moon cakes.

10. Bake at 100 degrees centigrade for 15-20 minutes.
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