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Plum Blossom Mooncakes 梅花月饼

by Angie Liew
Plum Blossom Mooncakes

 

Plum Blossom Mooncakes Recipe 梅花月饼食谱

Plum Blossom Mooncakes Recipe 梅花月饼食谱

Plum Blossom is one dainty mooncake that is served during Mid-Autumn Festival. Ain’t they look pretty? This mooncake is different from the traditional mooncakes as it’s skin is made of puff pastry. The crust is really flaky and crispy. These mooncakes taste real good when out of the oven! 

Plum Blossom Mooncakes 梅花月饼

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
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!
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Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Baking, Chinese
Keyword: chinese pastries, mid-autumn festival, mooncake
Servings: 20

Ingredients

Water Dough

  • 160 g all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 25 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50 g margarine
  • 75 g water

Oil Dough

  • 110 g all-purpose flour
  • 70 g shortening

Filling

  • 300 g red bean paste

Glazing

  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

Decoration

  • 2 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds

    Instructions

    • Plum Blossom Mooncake -Divide red bean paste filling
      Divide red bean paste filling into 15g portions and roll into 20 round balls. Set aside.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - make WATER dough
      To make WATER dough: In a mixing bowl, mix in flour, icing sugar and margarine. Then add water.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - Knead into a soft yellow dough
      Knead into a soft yellow dough. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - To make OIL dough
      To make OIL dough, mix flour and shortening until well combined. Knead into soft white dough.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - Divide WATER dough and oil dough
      Divide WATER dough into 10 portions (30g each). Form into balls. Then, divide OIL dough into 10 portions (18g each). Form into balls.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - Flatten the water dough and wrap in the oil dough
      Flatten the water dough and wrap in the oil dough. Form into ball. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - Roll the dough flat with a rolling pin
      Roll the dough flat with a rolling pin.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - roll up Swiss Roll style
      Then roll up Swiss Roll style. Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - Roll the dough flat again with a rolling pin and then roll up
      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.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - divide into halves
      Divide each dough into 2 equal halves by cutting crosswise in the centre of dough.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - flatten dough in circles
      Flatten each cut portion of the dough into a round shape.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake -Wrap with red bean filling
      Wrap up with red bean paste filling (15g). Pinch the dough securely to seal the seam.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - flatten ball
      Form into ball and flatten it.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - cut petals
      Cut 5 "petals" on the dough with scissors.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - make crease
      Then make a crease on each petal with a plastic knife. Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - make depression
      Make a depression in the centre of the cut dough.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncakes - brush with yolk
      Brush the top with beaten egg yolk.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncakes - decorate with sesame seeds
      Sprinkle some sesame seeds in the depression.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - arrange on baking tray
      Arrange the plum blossom on a baking tray.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncakes - bake in oven
      Bake in preheated oven at 190 degree C (375 degree F) for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncake - cool on wire rack
      After baked, remove baking tray from oven to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncakes
      Then remove the baked plum blossom from the baking tray to cool completely on wire rack.
    • Plum Blossom Mooncakes
      The golden brown mooncakes are now ready to be packed in airtight containers.

Enjoy!

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4 comments

Ivy October 3, 2020 - 1:35 pm

Hi, this looks like a fantastic recipe! I was wondering if it’s possible to swap out the margarine and shortening for butter?

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Angie Liew October 6, 2020 - 9:40 pm

Hi, I have not tried with butter but I suppose you can, but the texture may be different. Thanks

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Abraxo September 17, 2020 - 2:51 am

I appreciate your recipe. Mid-autumn festival is coming soon and I am trying to make some moon cakes by myself. Would like to ask if the stated 190 degree C top and bottom heat or convection oven? 🙂

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Angie Liew September 17, 2020 - 3:22 pm

Hi, you are most welcome. The oven I used is a convection oven, using the function of top and bottom heat. Thanks

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