Animal Mooncakes (makes 28)
850 grams Hong Kong flour / all-purpose flour
510 grams golden syrup
17 grams alkaline water
215 grams peanut oil / vegetable oil
1 kilogram red bean paste
1 kilogram white lotus paste
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons water
Make the dough:
This is my first time making the mooncakes, so I think there are many areas that I can improve on!
The first will be the size of the mooncakes! The next time (definitely next year…) I make this, I’m probably going to halve the size of each mooncake, it’ll be smaller and easier to eat. Otherwise, eating one whole mooncake is quite gelat.
I read Happy Home Baking’s blog post on traditional mooncakes, and there are many tips that I’ll definitely adopt the next time I make the mooncakes (: Do go over and check them out!