Vietnamese Mooncake Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Vietnamese Mooncakes or ‘Banh Trung Thu’ are sweet-savoury cakes that are eaten in China during the mid-autumn festival. Mooncake originated in China and from there it spread widely across the world. The word "mooncake" first appeared during China's Song Dynasty, which ruled from 1127 to 1279. Mooncakes had become a staple of the harvest moon festival by the Ming Dynasty. The Moon cakes, as the name suggests have a round full-moon-like shape that symbolizes unity. In addition, the types of phrases, characters, and patterns imprinted on mooncakes vary by region. A floral arrangement on a traditional Vietnamese mooncake expresses the idea of happiness or beauty. The Vietnamese mooncakes have two parts; the crust and filling. The texture of the mooncakes is soft and tender. It is a sweet and sour blend of different flavours of jam, orange and lime. It is a festive treat that is served with tea and enjoyed with family during the autumn festival. Vietnamese mooncake is an easy recipe to make that is light on ingredients and heavy on flavours. 

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Vietnamese Mooncake

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Ingredients for Vietnamese Mooncake Recipe

  • 1 cup brown/caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1.25 teaspoon lye water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 320 gram All purpose flour
  • 200 gram Sugar Syrup
  • 50 milliliter vegetable oil
  • 150 gram mixed nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100 gram candied lime peel, roughly chopped
  • 100 gram candied orange peel, roughly chopped
  • 50 gram ginger jam
  • 150 gram Chinese sausages, fat rendered and diced
  • 4 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon cooked glutinous rice flour
  • 3 tablespoon simple/corn syrup

Directions: Vietnamese Mooncake Recipe

  • STEP 1.To make sugar syrup during a little cooking pan, mix sugar and water. Awaken a boil, then lower the warmth to simmer.
  • STEP 2.Don't stir, simply often swirl the pan to assist the sugar dissolve. Then add juice and caustic water.
  • STEP 3.You will be able to skim off the froth. Simmer for 10-15 minutes till slightly thickened. To check for thickness, drop the sweetener during a bowl of cold water. If it forms little circles, shut down the warmth. Let cool and store during a jar. For best results, the sirup ought to be created a minimum of three weeks before the baking day, ideally one year before.
  • STEP 4.To create the crust place the general-purpose flour in a bowl. Create a hole within the center and pour within the oil, lye water, and sirup. Stir with a spatula till combined. The flour mixture currently seems like wet sand.
  • STEP 5.Knead well together with your hand or employing a stand mixer into a sleek dough. Kind into a log and wrap in a plastic wrap to avoid desiccation. Let the dough rest for a half-hour. To create the filling, place the haywire, candied peel, ginger jam during a pan, and "dry-fry" on medium-low heat, commixture perpetually.
  • STEP 6.Add the stewed viscous rice flour and sirup step by step. Add roast herb seeds and oil. Keep commixture till it gets sticky and may hold along. Embark the warmth and kind into balls. Ensure every ball weighs 2/3 of the overall weight of the cake. (eg. For a 200g mooncake, the filling ought to weigh 130g).
  • STEP 7.To form the cake, divide the dough into equal portions; every portion weighs 1/3 of the overall weight of the cake. (eg. For a 200g mooncake, the filling ought to weigh concerning 70g). Roll every portion flat, place a filling ball within the center, and wrap it up. Kind into a pleasant ball, ensuring the fillings are utterly lined.
  • STEP 8.Flour the cake/the mildew to avoid projecting. Place the formed ball into the mildew and press to implement the pattern. Repeat till the end of the dough and fillings.
  • STEP 9.Preheat the kitchen appliance to 175°c/350°f. Place the formed mooncake on a bright color baking receptacle. Bake for ten minutes. Then cast off, spray water to cool down, and let dry for ten minutes.
  • STEP 10.Prepare the egg wash combine the ingredient with water and food coloring. Gently tap/brush the egg wash onto the surface of the cakes. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, often rotates the receptacle. You
  • STEP 11.Freshly baked cakes are onerous to eat because the crust continues to be too firm. You would like to let the cake sit for three additional days till the crust softens. Enjoy it.
calories per serving
172 g Fat33 g Protein330 g Carbs24 g FiberOther

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Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp