Friday, September 25, 2009

Golden egg moon cake

Heres the second type of moon cake that we had in our class... Its the Golden egg moon cake..
SERVES: 6 moon cakes
For covering
Plain flour 300gms
Custard powder 50gm
Icing sugar 120gm (adjust acording to sweetness)
Baking powder 1 ½ tsp
Soda bicarbonate 1 tsp
Butter 80 gm
Water 6 tbsp (boiled and cooled)
Eggs 2 (One to add in the flour and 1 for brushing)
Salted egg yolks 6 pcs
Cooking oil 150 gms (peanut oil is good)
Lotus paste 600gms
Walnut 100 gms
1. Wash the salted egg yolk in wine and steam them for about 10 min. Cool and smash.
2. Seive plain flour, custard powder, icing sugar, baking powder and sodabicabonate together in a big vessel or on the kitchen platform.
3. Add the the salted eggs and rub them in the flour till sandy texture.
4. Add cooking oil about 100gms, water, butter and 1 egg. Mix into a dough, divide a dough into small portions about 20gms in weight.
5. Knead the lotus paste with oil till smooth and mix the walnuts into it.
6. Make small lemon sized balls of about 20gms each and keep aside.
7. Dust a little flour and flatten the dough balls with the help of a rolling pin. Wrap the lotus paste ball in the flour.
8. Give any shape of your choice and brush it up with beaten egg and then bake it at about 120 degrees celcius for 20-30 min. Till golden brown.
Note: Take out the moon cakes after 8-10 min of baking and brush them again with the beaten egg and keep back for baking until golden brown.
Cool and they are ready to eat. These moon cakes can be stored for about 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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