Thursday, September 15, 2011

Custard Shanghai mooncake

Recipes: ( adapted  from Mooncakes by Alan Ooi )
Ingredients : (makes 14 mooncakes)
* Skin:
- 280g plain flour
- 50g milk powder
- 25g custard powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 100g icing sugar
- 100g shortening
- 50g margarine
- 2 eggs
* Filling :
- 840g pandan lotus paste
- 14 salted egg yolks
* For glazing :
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten with 1tsp water
* For topping:
- some melon seeds
Method :
  Divide pandan lotus paste into portions of 60g each. Steam salted egg yolks in a steamer for 10'. Remove, let cool. Flatten lotus paste, place in egg yolk. Shape round, repeat process. Combine ingredients for skin. Use rubbing-in method to mix into breadcrumbs looking mixture with fingertips. Knead lightly into a dough, scale at 50g each portion. Flatten the skin, place in the filling. Shape round. Arrange on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Glaze surfaces and top with melon seeds. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 20-25' till golden. Cool well.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats hosted by Happy Home Baking.


  1. Heard of this book from lots of Asian bloggers. Look like it's a great book to invest for mooncake baking.

    Your mooncake is very beautifully made! Very uniformly shaped and the egg yolk is well-centered.

  2. I've not tried this recipe from Alan Ooi. Looks so yummy. Must try this someday.
    BTW about the moulds, you can visit and ask for the catalog from Elyn.

  3. Zoe: it's really a good book, worth to invest

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  5. Ann: thks. I got my moulds from them too

  6. Hi, Love your blog and this mooncake recipe,

    you're really a passionate baker and I would love to invite you to join World Homebakers Alliance. :)

    My mission is to
    - Unite every passionate homebakers in this planet.
    - Making them the preferred choice (compare to factory products) by the consumers.

    Please join us and improve homebaking.... and share you mooncake recipe with ur :D