Thousand layer mooncakes with white lotus seed paste

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Teochew Red Bean Spiral Thousand Layer Mooncake- Pastry-style mooncakes are filled with sweetened red bean paste and made with coconut oil instead of lard and colored with natural juice from xanh pea flowers. Ultra flaky crust you will absolutely love!

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Mooncake festival is next monday & I’m a little late with posting this Teochew style red bean paste thousand layer mooncake. But, better late than never they say! I actually made these out of a whim! I had all the ingredients on hand & decided khổng lồ spend the time I didn’t really have lớn make these! LOL! BUT, the family loves them so I guess that’s worth it!

TRADITIONAL TEOCHEW MOONCAKE

I grew up with traditional Teochew mooncake. Basically, it’s a pastry-style mooncake made with lard for the outer flaky crust & inside the pastry is sweetened lotus filling. There are also version with savory filling. The mooncake is usually “stamped” with red stamp on đứng top of the cake (the Chinese likes red remember? LOL). Unlike these thousand layer mooncake that shape lượt thích a ball, traditional Teochew mooncake is shaped like a disc.

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TEOCHEW SPIRAL THOUSAND LAYER MOONCAKE

The spiral thousand layer mooncake is not something I’ve known as a kid, but sure has gained popularity in the past decade probably! Nobody really knows for sure how it came about but the inspiration is definitely from the traditional disc-shaped Teochew mooncake. It reminds me of the spiral curry puff that is very popular in Singapore.

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Most people like to fill this spiral thousand layer mooncake with sweetened yam paste. I don’t feel lượt thích making any filling from scratch (I shouldn’t even be spending time making these mooncakes to lớn begin with LOL!). I still have ready-made sweetened red bean paste & that’s what I use. They still turn out very delicious. The kids love them.

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As I’m trying khổng lồ minimize the use of artificial coloring, I use dried xanh pea flower juice to màu sắc the mooncake.

HOW to lớn EXTRACT xanh PEA FLOWER JUICE:

1. Start with warm water (in this case 80 gr of warm water)2. địa chỉ 1/4 cup of dried xanh pea flower (add more if you want a more intense color)3. Let them steep for at least 15 minutes4. Squeeze out any extra liquid from the flower, discard them và you have yourself some xanh pea flower juice

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HOW to lớn STORE TEOCHEW THOUSAND LAYER MOONCAKES

How to lớn store flaky pastry lượt thích this1. Let them cool down completely on a cooling rack2. If you plan lớn eat them the next day or two, keep them in paper bag. Push all the air out and fold over. The paper bag can help lớn retain the crisp và flakiness at least for a day or two3. For longer storage, put the whole paper bag inside a freezer bag. Push all the air out & seal the bag. They can be kept for up to 3 months in the freezer4. Thaw them at room temperature và then reheat briefly in the oven or an air-fryer at 350 F for 8-10 minutes or until crisp again

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HOW to REHEAT TEOCHEW THOUSAND LAYER MOONCAKES

They tend to thua thảm that flakiness after refrigeration, but you can “recrisp” them with:1. Air fryerSet the temperature lớn 350 F & reheat for about 5 minutes và they are as good as new2. OvenSet the temperature lớn 350 F and bake for about 5 – 8 minutes

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Did you make this Teochew red bean spiral mooncake recipe?

I love it when you guys snap a photo and tag lớn show me what you’ve made