Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Traditional MoonCakes

Hop, Hop, Hop! This is not the first year making traditional mooncake for festival. I have been making mooncake for my family for 3 years already. Every year, I will get my Mooncake paste from KCT. They sold variety pastes and I would recommend u to get the paste from them to make delicious mooncake for your loved one. They do sell other ingredients that aid your moon cake making. It is not hard to make moon cake after all. Do try to make some for next year Mooncake festival and enjoy your bakes with your loved one with a pot of nice tea.

Wish you all a Happy Reunion with your family & friends!
Hop! Hop! Hop! 
Traditional Mooncake
(Make 4pcs of 150g each)
Recipe from GSS

Ingredients needed

Mooncake crust
  • 120g TOP flour/Cake flour/Hong Kong Flour
  • 70g golden syrup
  • 30g peanut oil (I used rice bran oil)
  • 4g alkaline water (also called as Lye water)

  • 4 salted egg yolk, steamed
  • 440g lotus paste (You can choose your preferred paste)
  • 40g of melon seeds (Optional)

Egg wash
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon of milk + a few drop of cooking oil, mix well and sift.
Portion per 150g mold (Do adjust as per your moon cake mold)
  • 110g Lotus paste (Without Melon seeds)
  • 120g Lotus paste (With Melon seeds)
  • 60g moon cake crust

Steps for making the crust:
  1. In a mixing bowl, add in the golden syrup, peanut oil & alkaline water and whisk/mix well.
  2. In another mixing bowl, add in the flour and create a well in the middle.
  3. Add in the wet mixture to the flour. Mix & Knead everything together until it is well combined. I used my Kmix for the mixing. You can use a spatula to do the kneading and mixing too.
  4. Let the dough rest overnight in the fridge so that u will get a nice imprint.

Steps for making the mooncake:
  1. Steam the salted eggs and let it cool down completely.
  2. Mix the melon seeds with the lotus paste.
  3. Weigh 120g lotus paste (with melon seeds) and make a hole in the middle to wrap the salted egg. Wrap it up and form a ball. Repeat the same until you finish your paste & egg yolks.
  4. Weigh 60g crust and flatten it round. Place a lotus paste ball in the middle and wrap it up to form a ball.
  5. Lightly dust your mold and place the mooncake ball into it. Press it hard to firm the imprint. Remove the mooncake from the mold slowly.
  6. Place the mooncake on the baking tray. Repeat the steps for the rest.

Baking the mooncake:
  1. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  2. Bake the mooncakes for 10mins.
  3. Remove the mooncakes from the oven and let it rest for 5mins.
  4. Apply the egg wash with a paint brush. Do not apply a lot of egg wash at one go, remember to do it slowly with patience if you want a nice moon cake.
  5. Bake the mooncake with egg wash for another 15mins or till the color of the mooncake u want.
  6. Let the mooncakes cool down completely and serve it after 3 days. Mooncake skin taste better after it is soften after days.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post from KCT.

My mooncakes before sending into the oven. :)


  1. Seek guidance whether can use extra light olive oil instead of rice bran oil.

    1. Though I didn't tried before.
      Healthier choice, why not? :)

  2. I used olive oil and turn out OK.