This year, I made my own mooncakes! I actually tried making mooncakes a few years ago, but they didn't turn out so well. Fortunately, they came out great this year and I was really pleased. These little babies are a lot of work and are very time-consuming (No wonder they cost $30-40 for a box of 4!), but the end result was totally worth it.
Here's how mine turned out. They almost look like legit bakery or store-bought ones!
|Mooncake (Side View)|
|Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty Mini Mooncakes|
|Doraemon and Mickey Mouse Mini Mooncakes|
|Mixed Nut (五仁) Mooncake|
|Lotus Seed Paste and Egg Yolk Mooncake|
|Red Bean Paste Hello Kitty Mooncake|
In total, I made 31 regular-sized mooncakes and 22 mini mooncakes! (Yikes! That's a lot!) For now, I'm not ready to post any recipes since there's still some kinks I need to work out and I don't want to give you recipes that aren't 100%.
However, below are recipes from other blogs that gave me inspiration and what I based my mooncakes on. I didn't follow these recipes completely because my mooncake molds were a different size and I couldn't find all the ingredients, but you can check them out and see if they work for you.
Aunty Yochana's Mixed Nut Mooncakes
Lynara Cakes' Traditional Lotus Mooncakes