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Heong Fah Nemo Moonies ~ 2015 香化公仔饼

The Mid-Autumn mooncake festival is fast approaching again.  And for this year, it falls on  Sunday 27th September.   I used to look forward to this festival when I was a kid and I remember that when you buy the mooncakes from the shop or restaurant, you'll be given two complimentary little Nemo moonies that come in a little red plastic 'basket'.  So why not try out this recipe and I'm sure it will be a hit amongst the kids!

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Do click on the pictures for other Heong Fah moonies posted in previous years.

Recipe for Heong Fah Nemo Moonies ~  2015     香化公仔饼

  • 100 gm superfine flour
  • 70 gm lotus paste
  • 30 ml golden syrup
  • 20 ml honey
  • 25 ml vegetable oil
  • 1/2  tsp alkaline water
  • Melon seeds, lightly toasted
  • Egg glaze - 1 egg + 1 tsp water to mix and strain
  • Red beans for eyes
  1. Mix golden syrup, honey and oil till no oil surface.  Let rest for 2 hours.
  2. Sift flour into the syrupy mixture, mix in the lotus paste, cover with cling wrap and let rest in the fridge overnight.
  3. Lightly knead the dough on a floured surface.  Weigh out dough of 38 gm, wrap some melon seeds into the dough and roll into a ball.  
  4. Lightly dust the mould with some flour.  Press the ball of dough into the mould.  Knock out.  Place a red bean onto the fish as eyes.
  5. Place the moonies onto a paper lined baking tray.  Spray lightly with water.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160 deg.C for 10 mins.  Let cool for 15 to 20 mins.  Apply egg glaze, bake again for another 15 to 20 mins.
  7. Let cool before storing in an airtight container.
  8. Yield :  9 moonies


  1. What beautiful cuties!
    I have some new wood moulds, well, not new, bought them a few years ago..did you have to presoak them before the first use?

    1. No, I didn't presoak them, just wash them with some soapy water and leave to dry. Looking forward to your posts with these wooden moulds.

  2. Hi Soke Hah, your moonies look so cute. Your photo shots look good. This year I won't be making much of these cos' I'll be on vocation during this festival time. I want to rest myself well before going for holiday, hehehe!

  3. These nemo mooncakes are too adorable to be eaten!

  4. Cheah, These nemo moonies are very cute! Love your pics :)

  5. I love to have this fish mold! So cute! I love your photos!


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