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Plum Blossom Mooncakes 梅花月饼
This is a must try mooncake recipe this Mid-Autumn Festival. Plum Blossom Mooncakes are different from the traditional mooncakes as the mooncake skin is made of puff pastry. Taste real good when fresh out of the oven!
    Servings Prep Time
    20 40minutes
    Cook Time
    20minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    20 40minutes
    Cook Time
    20minutes
    Ingredients
    Water Dough
    Oil Dough
    Filling
    Glazing
    Decoration
    Instructions
    1. Divide red bean paste filling into 15g portions and roll into 20 round balls. Set aside.
    2. To make WATER dough: In a mixing bowl, mix in flour, icing sugar and margarine. Then add water.
    3. Knead into a soft yellow dough. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
    4. To make OIL dough, mix flour and shortening until well combined. Knead into soft white dough.
    5. Divide WATER dough into 10 portions (30g each). Form into balls. Then, divide OIL dough into 10 portions (18g each). Form into balls.
    6. Flatten the water dough and wrap in the oil dough. Form into ball. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
    7. Roll the dough flat with a rolling pin.
    8. Then roll up Swiss Roll style. Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
    9. Roll the dough flat again with a rolling pin and then roll up Swiss Roll style again. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
    10. Divide each dough into 2 equal halves by cutting crosswise in the centre of dough.
    11. Flatten each cut portion of the dough into a round shape.
    12. Wrap up with red bean paste filling (15g). Pinch the dough securely to seal the seam.
    13. Form into ball and flatten it.
    14. Cut 5 “petals” on the dough with scissors.
    15. Then make a crease on each petal with a plastic knife. Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
    16. Make a depression in the centre of the cut dough.
    17. Brush the top with beaten egg yolk.
    18. Sprinkle some sesame seeds in the depression.
    19. Arrange the plum blossom on a baking tray.
    20. Bake in preheated oven at 190 degree C (375 degree F) for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    21. After baked, remove baking tray from oven to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
    22. Then remove the baked plum blossom from the baking tray to cool completely on wire rack.
    23. The golden brown mooncakes are now ready to be packed in airtight containers.
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