Prepare moon cake

How to prepare moon cake

The Feast of the Moon results in many festivities. Shang Yue 賞月 (contemplation of the moon) and shoo 走 月 yue (walk under the moon), picnic in family under the moonlight, moon cake tasting, gift exchange.

Prepare Moon Cake (月饼 yuebing): 4h

Cooking time: 70 minutes in all

Ingredients (for 10 people)


300 g flour

750 g lotus seed paste

10 yellow salted egg

7 teaspoon peanut oil

1 teaspoon tea Pu’er

1/2 teaspoon baking powder


2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons water



Mix the yeast with Pu’er tea.

Wrap salted egg yolks in a greased aluminum foil.

Bake in oven for 20 minutes.

Cut the lotus seed flour bread 10, make a hollow in the center of each block, and lay out a salted egg yolk.

Roll them into a ball.

Sift flour and mix with syrup, tea and oil.

Let the dough rest under a wet towel for 4 hours.

Cut into 10.

Wrap each ball with the dough and put it in a moon cake pan.

Flatten well, then remove from pan and place the cakes on a greased tray.

Bake at 200ºC for 15 minutes.

Then, remove the cake and sprinkle with water.

Cook for 5 minutes at 180ºC.

Go out and brush the cake with beaten egg, sugar and water.

Cook for 10 minutes until the cakes are golden brown.

“Moon cake” was first seen in the Southern Song Dynasty Wu Zimu “dream Liang recorded”, when the moon cake is Linghua-shaped, and chrysanthemum cake, plum cake, etc. exist, and “four o’clock, Customer “. Visible when the moon cake, not just in the Mid-Autumn Festival to eat. As for the origin of the term moon cake, has been difficult to trace. But the famous Northern Song Dynasty scholar Su left “cake as chewing month, there are crisp and yee” verse, perhaps this is the name of the source of moon cakes and moon cake practice basis.

From the Ming Dynasty on a large number of records on the moon cake, when the moon cake is round, but only in the Mid-Autumn Festival to eat, is popular since the Ming Dynasty Mid-Autumn Festival offering the main offerings. “Emperor of Beijing scenery slightly,” said: “August 15 Festival month, the offering of fruit cake will be round.” “Moonlight located in the month of the party, to the moon and worship, the burning moon paper, withdrawal for the scattered family Moon cake moon fruit, Qi is the feed phase reported that the pie a foot two feet.

Widely circulated about the moon with the moon in August 15 to pass the story of the uprising news, in fact, does not match the historical facts, because the emperor had not led the uprising, but joined Guo Zixing team, also married Guo Yi’s wife , Which is Ma Queen. If the moon cake to pass uprising news of the legend is true, it is also likely to be Zhang Shicheng. But the legend on the other hand proved that the Yuan Dynasty will have a custom to eat moon cakes.

To evolve into a round, meaning reunion beautiful.


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