02 July 2014

Cheesy Shanghai Mooncake 芝士上海月饼 (芝士香)


Last year when my parent and brother's family visited me in Melbourne, I made the piggy mooncakes and also some traditional mooncakes which I didn't manage to post here. This year I try to bake them earlier so I have enough time to record down my baking journey. Mooncakes a traditional Chinese pastries eaten during Mid-Autumn Festival. There are many varieties of it with different type of pastries and filling, more information on mooncakes can be found here.

One of the mooncakes which I like is Cheesy Shanghai Mooncake. First encountered with it was when 鲸鱼蓝蓝小窝居 introduced it on her blog in year 2010 September. She used the same recipe for consecutive three years! I tried it out last year and indeed it is very flaky and cheesy! Love the aroma of cheese on it pastry! It is easy to make as no mould is required. 









Recipe adapted from 鲸鱼
(made 8 pieces, ~44g each pastry , ~50g each filling)
A. 
120g planta
40g sugar
1.5 tbsp evaporated milk
I added extra 3 tbsp milk

B.
2 tbsp cheese powder (used Parmeson cheese powder)
180g pastry flour/ top flour

C. (filling)
Black sesame paste (you can use whatever filling you like)

D. Egg wash: 1 egg yolk

Method:
1. using a hand whisk, mix A ingredients until fluffy (add extra milk only when the dough form is too dry) Add B ingredients to form soft dough.

2. Place in fridge for 20 mins. Divide into 8 portions.

3. Wrap in the filling, add salted egg (if desire)

4. Bake in the preheat oven at 170C for 30 mins. Take mooncakes out from oven after baked for 10 mins to brush with egg wash, return the mooncakes to the oven and bake for another 20 mins.



28 comments:

  1. Hi Tze, These little mooncakes look cute and yummy. I definitely want to bookmark the recipe for this year Mooncake festival :)

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  2. Early mooncake, I want eat ya!@!

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Me going to bookmark this!

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  4. wow.. time of the year again isn't it? this is a nice golden start to the bake of the season.... good change from the traditional ones Tze

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  5. 哇!你很快手叻!这么快就有月饼吃了,我也要一个,嘻嘻嘻~

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  6. Hi....thanks for sharing.Would like to know can i omit the cheese powder and what can i add to replace it?If i want to add salted egg yolk in the filling,i should use the raw salted egg yolk or the cooked one? Thanks.

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    1. Hi, if you would like to replace the cheese powder, you can consider using milk powder. For the salted egg yolk in the filling, both raw or cooked can be used. If raw salted egg yolk is used you have to clean it with some wine and steam it or bake it at lowest temperature until it is lightly cooked before wrap into the filling. If cooked salted egg is used, you need to peel off the egg white.

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    2. Thanks for your info....but can i just steam the raw salted egg yolk?Can i skip the wine cleaning part?

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    3. hi Mimi, it is said that the wine like shaoxing wine can turn the egg yolk into bright orange red.

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    4. Hi...i have tried the recipe but there is some issue needs to clarify with you....my baking time seems very long,bout 45 mins and my crust turns soft after day 3....any idea where went wrong?thanks...

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    5. hi mimi, every oven is different with their varies capacity, the temperature might be varies because of that. there is a time where we need to take the mooncake out for egg wash which will affect your baking time too.

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    6. Hi...any advise to prevent the crust turns soft?

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    7. hi, i kept them in an air tight container and wrapped each of them with wrapping clig. the crust still good until third day.

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    8. Thanks for your info...but izit normal the crust will turns soft after day 3?

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    9. Hi, this is a homemade pastry, without the chemical added, I think it will eventually turn soft.

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  7. 哇。。。中秋要到了?哈哈
    上海月饼我每年都做,因为是最简单的一款月饼
    不多说了,先吃你家月饼叹杯茶再聊。。呵呵

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  8. Wow, so fast you are baking mooncake already :D.
    Looks delicious like 一口酥。

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  9. Hi Tze,

    How did you manage to buy black sesame paste at Qatar? Or did you make it yourself. You are so fast baking mooncake already!!!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, this black sesame paste was store bought from Asian Grocery Store in Melbourne. Another two more days, I will go off for summer holidays, will stop blogging for one to two months.

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  10. 哇哇!有月饼吃,太赞了。

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  11. 嗯嗯
    今年我也会做这个:)

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  12. 这么快有月饼吃了, 真好呀!

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  13. i think i first saw this in sonia's blog..and then i dont know which year it got quite popular and many were baking these cheesy mooncakes. I'm not sure will i be making any mooncakes but i think this is at least not so tedious..:) you hv made them very beautifully

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  14. 這麼快就聞月餅香了
    一定好吃極了

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  15. I am going to bookmark this too...looks so yummy. Time really flies and mooncake festival coming soon too.

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  16. Hi Tze, don't think I will attempt moon cakes as my teens don't really like these. Enjoy your summer holidays!

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  17. Hi Tze,

    How are you?
    I am going to make your this mooncake tonight.
    Hope they turn out as pretty as yours ;D
    Between if you are free do drop by to view my HCC that you shared here http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2014/07/hokkaido-chiffon-cupcakes.html
    Thanks for sharing :)

    mui

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