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How Does A Moon-Cake Taste?

How Does A Moon-Cake Taste?

On the occasion of the full moon of August, when it comes to the parade of lanterns and the the feast, people do not forget to mention the moon cake. As a delicious cake with all kinds of flavors, Mooncakes always know how to maintain people remembering them. Mooncakes with their round shape represent completeness, fullness, and affluence. It shows the warm joy of reunion, people happily gather together, gather on the full moon day.

In Vietnam, the two most popular traditional mooncakes are sticky rice cakes and baked cakes. The sticky rice cake has the shape of a full moon symbolizing the union, plus the ivory white color of the cake represents the love of husband and wife. As for baked cakes, it means that no matter how many difficulties we experience at work, there will always be loved ones by our side to protect us. The filling is salty, sweet, full of flavor, showing the warmth and sweetness of our family. What's more wonderful than when the whole family sits together, watching the moon together, enjoying tasty and meaningful moon cakes!

Many women today prefer handmade, cheap mooncakes that innovate both in design, ingredients and filling. In recent years, there has also appeared a type of moon cake for dieters (vegetarian cake), which is good for health. Today, SEN will summarize everything from ingredients, tools, as well as recipes to make vegetarian mooncakes with green bean filling - an interesting and simple choice for you to freely show off your skills of making mooncakes at home!

Preparation of ingredients

Cake filling

  • Peeled green beans: 200 grams

  • White sugar: 150 grams

  • Cake dough: 30 grams

  • Cooking oil: 50 grams

  • Malt: 50 grams

Cake skin

  • Wheat flour: 300 grams

  • Baking soda: 210 grams

  • Egg yolk: 1-2 eggs

  • Honey: 5 grams

  • Peanut butter: 15 grams

  • Vegetable oil: 40 grams

Cake topping

  • Egg yolk: 1 egg

  • Baking  soda: 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh milk: a little

  • Cooking oil

How to make green bean paste for moon cakes

  • Soak green beans in warm water for about 2 hours to soften the beans, wash them thoroughly, put them in a pot, add water to the level of the beans and cook.

  • Next, put the cooked beans in a blender, puree and pour into a non-stick pan. Put the pan on the stove, add sugar, stir until the sugar dissolves.

  • Then, dissolve the sticky rice flour with a little cooking oil, put it in the bean pan on the stove, stir well to make the sticky mixture thicken without burning it. Next, add the malt to the filling, slug it for a few minutes to let the ingredients blend together.

How to mold and bake moon cakes

  • Spread a layer of cooking oil on the cake mold to prevent sticking, put the sesame balls into the mold, squeeze tightly and then gently remove the cake from the mold. Continue to repeat the step until all the ingredients are prepared.

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees C, put the cake in the oven for about 10 minutes and then spray water on the surface of the cake with a mist sprayer.

  • Spread the mixture of fresh milk, baking sugar, egg yolk and cooking oil on the surface of the cake and then put it in the oven for the second time for another 10 minutes.

  • When you the cake smells good, when it turns golden brown, the recipe for baking mooncakes filled with green beans has been completed.

Finished Product Requirements

  • After making the green bean moon cake, it will have an eye-catching golden skinthat is both soft and fragrant. The filling inside is soft, fatty, fragrant, not too sweet and not too fatty. You can enjoy the cake with your relatives, friends or as a meaningful gift.

Notes when making baked mooncakes filled with green beans

  • To ensure that the cake is baked at the correct temperature, you need to preheat the oven for 10 minutes and regularly monitor it throughout the baking process.

  • Select quality materials, ensuring food safety and hygiene.

  • Do not slug the green bean paste over high heat and remember to stir it well with your hands so that the filling does not stick or burn on the bottom of the pan.

  • You can replace the green bean paste with many other ingredients according to your family's preferences such as sweet potato, taro, lotus seeds, green tea, black sesame, etc.

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