The Moon Cake of Hong Kong

A millenary tradition

In today’s article, we want to highlight the moon cake of Hong Kong recipe.

The story tells that the Chinese emperor made offerings and sacrifices to the moon on the 15th sun of the eighth moon of each year. For this reason, today millions of people celebrate this festivity.

Every year, they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the most important festivities in Asia. Also, it is celebrated on the 15th sun of the 8 moon of each year. During these days, it is typical to eat moon cakes.

Please, see below our Moon Cake recipe for 8 people in 1 hour:

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 gr of Flour
  • 28 ml of Olive oil
  • Half a spoonful of alkaline water
  • 430 gr of lotus seed paste
  • 70 gr of golden syrup

Procedure:

  1. Firstly, you should mix the golden syrup, alkaline water and olive oil in a large bowl. Then, add the flour little by little and knead until you get a consistent dough, let it rest for 90 minutes.
  2. You must heat the oven to 180 degrees. Meanwhile, re-pass the dough for flour and knead it. Then, divide the dough and the filling paste into small balls. Crush the balls into small discs.
  3. Next, cover the filling pasta balls with the dough discs and introduce the moon cakes in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Let the moon cakes rest for 25 minutes and paint the cakes with egg yolk and reinsert them in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Finally, let them cool down and the cakes are ready!

As you can see in this article, the moon cake of Hong Kong is a traditional recipe and easy to cook it.

Finally, if you have plan to visit the country, we recommend you come during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Therefore, do not forget to organize your trip well and apply for a pre arrival registration for Indian nationals.