Moon Cake is a dessert that comes from the culinary culture of China and it all starts from the Tang Dynasty, which comes from the hand of a popular legend of this country about the origin of these sweet cupcakes.
Moon Cakes have been given around the world, they have been given symbolic value by consuming them on the 15th of August of the lunar calendar, where they consider the moon to be shining in all its glory that night.
Want to learn how to prepare Moon Cake?
It is a delicious and simple dessert to make that we now want to teach you with an easy and practical step by step. Now you can be anywhere in the world thanks to our recipes and today we will visit Chinese culture through this wonderful dish. Come!
For the mass:
- Four cups of flour
- three eggs
- One and a half cups of sugar
- Half a cup of powdered milk
- Half a cup of butter
- A tablespoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- A tablespoon of baking powder
- For the filling:
- A cup of apricot jam (can be the jam of your choice)
- A cup of chopped dates
- One cup of shredded coconut
- Half a cup of raisins
- For the frosting:
- Two tablespoons of water
Step by step preparation:
We will start with this dessert by preparing its famous dough, for which it is said that there are ready-made doughs in all parts of the world, as well as tools to stamp the designs on top.
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At this moment we will know the traditional way of making it at home, mixing flour with milk powder and a pinch of salt, that is, all the dry ingredients in a container.
Apart, mix the eggs and add the sugar, mix them constantly and also add the previously melted butter (you can melt it in the microwave) Finally, incorporate the vanilla extract.
Then we add the dry ingredients to the liquids and mix well until we have the dough for our moon pies. Take that dough to the counter and start shaping it with your hands, what we want is to be able to shape it and master it.
Once you have the dough ready, let it rest and keep it. Now it’s time to prepare your filling. Which by the way, varies a lot in different places where this recipe is made.
You just need to place the jam along with the coconut and dates in a bowl and mix it all together until incorporated. You hold it at the same time as you preheat the oven to approximately 180°C.
Now it’s time to assemble our mooncakes, for this, we need to grease the pans where we will order them to be baked very well, coat their entire surface with butter or oil spray.
You take portions of the dough and make some circles with them in which you will make a hole to spread the filling and later seal them. Use a moon cake kit, these will help you assemble and stamp the top as it has special molds.
If you don’t have the kit, don’t worry, just do it the same way, repeating the process with each cupcake. You make a ball, fill and seal it, and then arrange it on the parchment paper.
Before putting the cakes in the oven, prepare the glaze by putting a mixture of eggs with two tablespoons of water and beat it very well. With the help of a small brush, we cover them on top so that they look golden when we take them out of the oven.
Bake for half an hour (30 minutes) and remove when you notice your cupcakes are golden. Enjoy the company of your family and friends.
And the Moon Cakes will be ready!
With information from Mil Reketas