Mooncakes with nuts

      33

Thanks to lớn the lunar calendar, the date of the annual Mid-Autumn Festival changes year-to-year, but it always hovers around mid-September khổng lồ early October.

Bạn đang xem: Mooncakes with nuts

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival is on October 4, which means…it’s time for a mooncake recipe!

Whether you’re just making a batch for your family or giving them as a gift, this is actually our third mooncake recipe. The other two are: Savory Mooncakes & Lotus Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks. This year, I’m posting a long-awaited mooncake recipe: Ham and Nut Mooncakes, 五仁月饼 (wu ren yue bing). If you’ve already made my Lotus Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks, the good news is that a lot of the steps for assembly are the same!

Making Mooncakes: Fresher và More Economical!

Ham & Nut Mooncakes originate from Guangdong (广东). I’ve noticed that Cantonese mooncakes can be more costly, with this mooncake recipe calling for ham và nuts (which can be quite expensive), & some other recipes even calling for dried scallops (SUPER expensive).

But it doesn’t matter what these raw materials cost.

Xem thêm: Instruction On Logging In And Out Of Vnedu School Management System

You’ll still come out ahead of store-bought prices. I was stopped in my tracks this year when I saw mooncake prices in the store. $50+ for a box of four! These days, you can also buy your Mooncakes on Amazon!

A Savory Mooncake

This traditional Ham and Nut Mooncake recipe is a savory mooncake that translates lớn “mooncake with five types of nuts.” The five types are: walnuts (核桃仁, hetao ren), Chinese almonds, or bitter almonds (杏仁, xin ren), regular almonds (橄榄仁, gannan ren), pumpkin seeds (瓜子仁, guazi ren), and sesame seeds (芝麻仁, zhima ren). The savory element is the addition of Chinese hard-cured ham (京华火腿) and bits of pork fat.

Many of you will be glad to lớn hear that I omitted the pork fat. It’s pretty overpowering & definitely overkill with all the richness of the nuts & ham.

The filling usually also contains dried fruits lượt thích candied winter melon, although I think candied orange and candied ginger are better picks.

I used currants, but you should feel miễn phí to use whatever your favorite nuts and dried fruits are and tailor the filling to lớn your tastes, lượt thích I did! Just be mindful of the respective weights & total ratios for each ingredient khổng lồ make sure you’re balancing the flavors & textures of the mooncake filling.

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

For more mooncake madness, kiểm tra out our mooncake recipes for Lotus Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks và Savory Mooncakes!