Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

INTRODUCTION

This is not my invention, it is one of the mooncakes sold in Singapore.. Every year during the mooncake fair, you will see this mooncake being sold. However, I am unsure about the history and whether it is available in other countries including Malaysia.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

In fact, I did not intend to share anymore mooncake recipe this year but since one reader was asking for the recipe this year, and i have all the ingredients at home, I have therefore decide to design a recipe.  I also remember some members are asking for the recipe 2 years ago.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

I studied a few recipes in the internet but I ended up using back my recipe by doing some modifications on the recipe of short crust pastry mooncake as in this post: Shanghai Moon Cake (上海月饼).

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

The size of this mooncake is rather small, it has a crispy crust and some walnuts to munch on. Some have salted egg yolks being added to the lotus paste fillings.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

This illustration yields rather good crust after my modification and I am very satisfied with this batch of mooncakes..

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Servings: 8 small size walnut mooncakes

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

Fillings:

  • About 20 grams of toasted walnuts, cut into half
  • 200 grams of lotus paste divided into 8 balls
  • 2 or 4 salted egg yolks divided into 8 pieces (pre-steamed for 5 minutes or microwave for 20 seconds)

* as the mooncake is very small, in my humble opinion, 1/4 salted egg yolk is adequate.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

Short Crust Pastry

  • 50 grams of butter, chilled and cut into cubes and keep in the fridge waiting for later use
  • 25 grams of beaten eggs
  • 100 grams of self raising flour, sifted
  • 20 grams of icing sugar powder
  • About 20 grams of toasted walnuts, cut into half

Egg washing

  • 1 egg yolk plus 1 tablespoon of milk plus a few drops of cooking oil, beat and sift

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)


STEPS OF PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius .

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

  • Take a ball of lotus paste, wrap a piece of salted egg yolk. Shape round and put a few pieces of toasted walnuts, shape round again. Set aside.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

  • Sift self raising flour and icing sugar in a bowl. Add the cold butter and use fingertips to rub the butter until it resembles some crumbs. Add the beaten eggs , lightly handle until it forms a pliable dough. Divide the dough into 8 pieces.

  • Take a piece of dough, lightly flatten it, wrap the filling with the dough. Seal all edges. Press 2-3 walnuts on the side. Egg wash the surface and bake in the pre-heated oven of 180 degree Celsius for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)


CONCLUSION

This is not a difficult recipe after my simplification. For those who are looking for this recipe, hope it helps and do give it a try.

Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

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Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)


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Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

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Walnut Mooncake (核桃月饼)

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