Nuts & Dried Fruit Mooncake





  • Fillings: (A) Red Bean Filling 450g red bean paste (B) Dried Fruit & Nuts Filling: 100g pitted black dates 200 cc water 2 Tbsp white grape wine 2 Tbsp wine 2 Tbsp Sugar Syrup* 1 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp glutinous flour 50g almond 50g sugar 60g toasted sesame 80g walnut 30g pine nuts 30g raisins 20g oil Light Color Pastry Shine Oil 1 egg yolk 2 tsp cooking wine , 1/2 tsp milk Dark Color Pastry Shine Oil 1 egg yolk 2 tsp cooking wine 1 sugar syrup, heated (like caramel sort ) Make filling.
  • Cook the dates with the 200 cc water on low heat until all the water is absorbed.
  • Add wines, syrup and flours.
  • Cook to thicken.
  • Remove the dates and mash .
  • Cut raisins and other fruit and nuts into thin stripes or little pieces .
  • Mix with the mashed dates .
  • Shape into dough with hands.
  • Let cool.
  • Divide into 30 g balls.
  • Make Pastry crust. Mix both type of flour and baking powder then sift and place it into a large bowl.
  • Dig a hole in the middle of dough .
  • Mix the sugar-water and oil and pour it into the hole. Slowly mix well.
  • Then knead till the dough no longer sticky to hand and is shiny.
  • Don't use too much force to knead.
  • Divide dough into 12 portion .
  • Each portion should weight 25g.
  • On each piece of dough place the filling--either the red bean paste or the dried fruit/nuts filling.
  • Sprinkle flour in mooncake mold.
  • Place the mooncake into the mold and press into shape. Get rid of the extra flour on the mold.
  • Then brush the top with the shine oil.
  • Bake at 190C degree for 15 minutes.
  • ** For red bean paste mooncake the crust is same as the above one. ** If no mold shape in round with hand Cantonese Style Mooncake ( Red Bean Paste with egg yolk ) Pastry : (A)2C cake flour , 1T milk powder , 2/5C fine sugar , 1/8t baking powder (B ) 1/3C oil , 1/2t salt , 1/3C honey , 1 egg yolk Filling: 900g Red bean paste , 20 Salted Egg Yolks Sieve ingredient (A) on the flour, dig a hole in the middle , add the (B) ingredients.
  • Stir them and knead into a very soft dough.
  • Cut into 10 portions.
  • Divide the red bean paste into 10 portions , wrap 2 egg yolks into each of the portion.(before this the yolk may be dip with wine and bake in oven for 5 minutes). Wrap each of the (2) into each of the (1). Press into the mooncake mold , tip it out of the mold, apply beaten egg on the surface. Bake in oven bake for 20 minutes at 180C degree.