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Making Mooncake

September 14, 2009

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Our company’s recreation club, in keeping with the season, organized a mooncake making workshop for us that took place this evening. I had earlier told some colleagues that I would much rather buy mooncakes than make them on my own, and after this evening, I am surer of this than ever! It was fun though.

Our instructor Weliana first showed us how to make a simple snow skin mooncake with lotus paste filling, and then let us all have a go at it on our own. It was a little chaotic – 16 women and 1 man sharing three weighing scales to measure out flour, sugar and shortening; then running back and forth between our tables and the instructor’s table to get hold of the rolling pins, mats, moulds and the like. We were a sight! I wish I had my camera with me.

I will say this: If you ever feel inspired to make your own mooncake, and if you’re gung-ho enough to make the lotus paste from scratch (we used the ready-made stuff tonight), definitely make sure you have (a) ample working space (b) lots of time, and (c) a healthy dose of patience. So’s you can take your time to make the paste (which will take a good hour or so), then make the skin, roll it out and mould it around the paste. (As you can see in this second picture, I added the pink coloring as an afterthought and didn’t have enough time to blend it evenly in the dough!)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. lmh permalink
    September 15, 2009 2:13 pm

    ok what. very nice mooncakes made!

  2. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    September 19, 2009 9:42 pm

    Thanks lmh! And thanks for the hard work organising everything =)

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