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Baked Oolong Tea mooncakes ~ 烤乌龙月饼 2015

After making the Snowskin Oolong Tea mooncakes, I used up the balance of the paste to make these traditional baked ones.  These mini mooncakes will be perfect as a gift to your relatives or friends as the giving of a mooncake articulates the respect and appreciation the giver has for the receiver.






Recipe for Baked Oolong Tea mooncakes ~  乌龙月饼 2015

Ingredients
  • 150 gm superfine flour
  • 90 ml golden syrup
  • 38 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 gm alkaline water
  • Egg glaze - 1 whole egg, beaten and strain.
Filling
  • 500 gm Oolong tea paste (store bought)
Method
1.     Use a handwhisk to mix  the golden syrup, oil and alkaline water till no oil surfaces.  Sift in  the superfine flour.  Mix lightly to form a dough.  Cover and let rest for a few hours.  (I let it   rest for 4 hours).
2.     Scale dough to 25 gm each, roll into a ball.  
3.     Scale filling to 40  gm each.
4.     Flatten the piece of dough with a rolling pin, wrap a ball of filling inside, roll into a ball.
5.     Press the ball of dough inside a plunger mould press out and remove the mould
6.     Place mooncakes onto a parchment lined baking tray. lightly spray on some water.
7.     Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for  10 mins., remove from oven and let cool for 15 mins.  Then apply egg glaze and bake again for about 10 mins. @ 175 deg.C
8.     Let mooncakes rest  ( 回油) for about 3 to 4 days before consuming.  (Once the mooncakes are cooled completely, place them in an air-tight container to let the skin soften).
9.     Yield :  12 mooncakes.




Comments

  1. WOW! These oolong tea mooncakes look lovely with the golden colour :D Pretty!

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  2. HI Cheah....beautiful mooncakes! I've also bought some Oolong lotus paste :D

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  3. wow! very nice post.
    I was not aware of this cooking method. I love the food at all difficult to handle temptation.

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  4. Cheah, your osmanthus oolong tea mooncake looks very pretty. Wish I can taste it!

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  5. Clear, informative, simple. Love your post!

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  6. Your mooncakes look beautiful, I love your post

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