Baked Walnut Mooncakes
Serves: 32 pieces
 
Ingredients
Pastry
  • 360g Plain flour
  • 30g Custard Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 50g Icing sugar
  • 50g Shortening
  • 220g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Essence
Filling
  • 100g toasted melon seeds
  • 750g White Lotus Paste
  • 6-7 salted egg yolks (each cut into 6 pieces)
Before baking
  • 1 Egg + 1 tbsp water (for glazing)
  • Walnut for decoration
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift flour, custard powder and baking soda together. Whisk ingredients together and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer set to medium high speed, cream sugar, shortening and butter together until slightly pale.
  3. Gradually add in egg and vanilla and beat on medium high speed.
  4. Fold in flour mixture in two parts. Refrigerate dough overnight.
  5. Take out dough from fridge and divide into portions of 20g each.
  6. Bake salted egg yolks for 5 minutes at 160ºC. Set aside to cool. Cut each yolk into 6 pieces.
  7. Mix melon seeds with lotus paste. Divide fillings into about 25g each.
  8. Wrap a piece of salted egg yolk in each ball of filling.
  9. Wrap fillings into dough and decorate with walnut.
  10. Apply egg wash on mooncakes and bake at 160ºC for 10 mins.
  11. Remove from oven and apply egg wash. Allow mooncakes to rest for 10 mins. Return to oven and bake for another 20 mins.
Notes
This recipe is adapted from bakingmum.blogspot.com
Recipe by Delicacious | A Food Blog at http://www.delicacious.com/baked-walnut-mooncakes/