Multigrain mooncakes recipe

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Homemade Snowy Moon Cakes are delicious NO-BAKE moon shaped dessert treats. Perfect for sharing over Mid-Autumn Festival with chewy tender mochi lượt thích skin and stuffed with sweet red bean paste. (Recipe video and Step By Step included)


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Have you ever eaten a snowy moon cake? Come follow along and we will show you how to make this delicious treat.

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A Blast From the Past

Can you believe we first submitted this Homemade Snowy Moon Cake recipe on September 22, 2012? A special thank you to all of you and for your support through the years. We have perfected the recipe over the years & wanted to share some fun and easy tips. Due lớn sentimental reasons, we decided to lớn keep some of the old photos along with taking some new ones for sentimental reasons. Can you guess which photos are old và which ones are new?

Why You are Going to lớn LOVE Homemade Snowy Moon Cakes

They will bring a smile khổng lồ your face with their beautiful designs made with the moon cake moulds & moon cake stamps. When you bite into one of these Homemade Snowy Moon Cakes, you are going to love that addictive chewiness of the "mochi like" snowy skin.

Lightly sweetened red bean paste is super smooth on the palate and very nourishing. Adzuki beans are good for your spleen qi. Take a look at our Feed Your Spleen: Nourish Your body Post for other foods and meal plans that help spleen qi deficiency. You can buy moon cake moulds at Asian Grocery Stores or do lượt thích we did & just order your moon cake moulds on Amazon.

12 Reasons khổng lồ Love Snowy Mooncakes

Chewy

Delicately Sweet

Make Gorgeous Gifts

Pretty/Cute/Instagram Photo-Op Opportunity

Gluten - Free

Dairy - Free

Vegan

Portion Control

Mid-Autumn Festival Treat

Shaped lượt thích the Full Moon

Natural Ingredients

No Dyes

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Whether you are in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America or Antartica you see the SAME Moon.

"May we live long và share the beauty of the moon together, even if we are hundreds of miles apart,” says the lãng mạn Chinese poem. These ancient sentiments are still embodied in the way Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Does your family celebrate together under the glow of a full moon?

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Moon Cakes

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the harvest season. Generally speaking, family and friends gather and think about the family & friends that live far away. A common way to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival is to tóm tắt Homemade Snowy Moon Cakes. Vị you lượt thích to view the moon và spend time with family and friends too? Mooncakes are usually round và shaped lượt thích the full moon.

Traditional Mooncakes vs Snow Skinned Mooncakes

In Asia, these are usually store bought regular traditional baked moon cakes with lotus seed paste stuffed with egg yolk or double egg yolk. However, there are also the newer trend of snowy moon cakes also sometimes known as snow skinned moon cakes, crystal snow moon cakes, ice moon cakes or NO-BAKE snowy Moon Cakes. We love the snowy moon cake kind và hope you will too.

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History Behind Mid-Autumn Festival

The Chinese have been celebrating Mid-Autumn festival since at least the early Tang dynasty (618 – 907). In the past, people would make offerings of alcohol, fruit and other foods to lớn the moon-god, to express gratitude for a bumper harvest. Today, the festival is now associated more with beautiful lanterns & the eating of moon cakes.

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Hong Kong Moon Cakes

Here in Hong Kong, people are over the moon for mooncakes. In fact, we were almost leveled out. Whilst we were waiting at the bus stop, a delivery man pushing a cart chock full of mooncake boxes lost control of his cart. Thanks to quick reflexes, all moon cakes và all innocent bystanders are A-OK. If your moon cake delivery was on that cart, you can thank us later...

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Have you ever noticed one really important trait that transcends all cultures around the world? We all have one very common link. Whenever we gather, there is always food. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, mooncakes are eaten và given as gifts & people are just over the moon for these special cakes.

Make your Own Homemade Snowy Mooncakes

You might be able lớn find Traditional baked mooncakes in Asian Grocery stores or online around the world. However, you will not be able to find snowy moon cakes as easily. Snowy moon cakes need to be refrigerated or frozen and are difficult lớn transport around the world. That is exactly why you need khổng lồ learn how to make your own Homemade Snowy Moon Cakes.

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Simple Easy Homemade Snowy Moon Cake Hacks

We have invented a super easy way to lớn make the snow skins without locating the difficult to find snowy mooncake powder (special precooked glutinous rice flour - Gao Fen).

Sometimes, people just cook their glutinous rice flour (also known as sweet rice flour) in a dry pan và call it a day. However, for us this leaves an odd uncooked flour taste. However, we really enjoy a good Japanese mochi và used the method in our Mung Bean Daifuku Mochi recipe. We microwaved the homemade snowy moon cake skins for a total of 2 minutes. It worked like a charm. No weird flour taste. Easy peasy microwave method và no laborious steaming on the stovetop. Winner!

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What is Your Favorite Kind of Moon Cake?

If you want lớn learn about all the different kinds of moon cakes, be sure to kiểm tra out our Mooncake Mania post. Many of the store bought versions are delicious. However, they have nothing on the homemade snowy moon cakes which are made with only the freshest ingredients.

Moon Cakes of the PAST

In the past, moon cakes had a relatively bad reputation with their high fat and high sugar content. They were usually made with lots of butter or lard & sugar. In addition, they also had lots of extra fat with the egg yolk in the center. Personally, this is not our favorite way to waste our daily allotment of calories.

The HEALTHYish Snowy Moon Cake at Bakeries

In more recent times, the Taipan bakery in Hong Kong, around the 1980"s, created the snowy skin moon cakes made with glutinous rice skin . The snowy skin mooncakes have a crust similar to that of mochi & they are called snowkin mooncakes or ice skin mooncakes (冰皮 or 冰皮月餅). They have some very quality creamy fillings made with less fat và less sugar.

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How to Make Homemade Snowy Moon Cakes Healthier

Here are Healthy World Cuisine, we even took that "Healthyish motto"a step further. We replaced the milk with coconut milk to lớn make it dairy/lactose free. In addition, we removed the wheat starch with potato or corn starch to lớn make it gluten-free. We only used a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar for 16 moon cakes. You can use homemade sweet potato mash without any added sugars.

Portion Sizes Matter

In addition, you can make your own adzuki red bean paste & use stevia to lớn sweeten. However, the biggest change is the portion size. Our moon cake moulds are only about 5 centimet or about 2 inches in diameter. They are just a few bites of deliciousness. Everyone deserves a treat once in awhile but please be cognizant of portion size. Kích thước really does matter.

Ideas for Moon Cake Fillings

Today"s mooncake fillings have everything from the traditional lotus paste (蓮蓉, lían róng), Five kernel (五仁, wǔ rén), Red bean và other sweet bean pastes (豆沙, dòu shā). They also include many other quality flavors such as coffee, chocolate, prunes, figs, pineapples, pandan, melons, mango, lychees, durians, sweet potatoes, green tea, sweet bean paste, custards & even Häagen-Dazs ice creams just lớn name a few. We used red adzuki bean paste but use whatever your little heart desires.

Freeze your Snowy Mooncake Fillings

The most important thing to cảnh báo is that you MUST roll your filling mixture into pre-made balls and then place in the freezer. The purpose of freezing is to make them easier khổng lồ work with when you are trying to form the snowy skins over the filling.

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How to địa chỉ color to your Snow skinned Mooncakes

We love making our beautiful homemade snowy moon cakes colorful. Matcha (green Tea) powder is delicious and will make your skins a beautiful green color. A teaspoon of Pomegranate juice made our snowy skins pink. We also like a few plain too. Feel không tính phí to showroom essence lớn your skins as well lượt thích almond extract, rose water or whatever your heart desires. These, of course, are all optional things khổng lồ try.

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Some other Mid-Autumn Festival treat recipes that you may be interested in are our táo bị cắn Pie Pot Stickers and ourApple Pecan Spring Roll Mooncakes

More Delicious Asian Treats lớn Enjoy

Mung Bean Daifuku Mochi

Baked Dduk Lavered with Bacon

Hot black Sesame Cereal

Chinese Pear Dessert Soup

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to lớn everyone!

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