Here's how you can make mooncakes with an airfryer!

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We are excited to tóm tắt an easy and yummy traditional mooncake recipe that can be done with the magnificent airfryer!
If you own one of these kitchen equipment, take heart that airfryers can bởi vì more than just… frying! Bake cakes, muffins, or even bread! There are so many brands of airfryers available, so take your time to cửa hàng for one that suits your needs and matches your budget.

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And since the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is almost a month away – mark 27 Sept on your calendars, folks! – how about some homemade mooncakes to mô tả with your family? :)
Here’s sharing the Easy Traditional Cantonese Mooncake recipe using the airfryer by Janet of The Hedgehog Knows. Enjoy!
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Sip some freshly brewed tea with your homemade traditional mooncakes!
I enjoy baking traditional food items. Items I have done on the airfryer include Chinese New Year almond cookies (recipe here) và peanut cookies (recipe here).
With Mooncake Festival coming up next month, I decided to lớn bake mooncakes ahead of time in the airfryer for fun first. Gọi me a traditionalist, but while I like to try the snowskin ones with interesting flavours (e.g. Durian, chempadek, etc), I still love them best in the most basic khung – trắng lotus paste without egg yolk! :) Nevertheless, once you have mastered the traditional mooncakes, snowskin mooncakes should be no-problem for you.
Below is the no-lard recipe, adapted for the airfryer. Feel không lấy phí to use other types of fillings – red bean, durian etc. It’s actually a very easy recipe; don’t be deceived by its looks. Have fun!
3/4 tsp alkaline water* (this helps to make the dough more stretchable và give the skin the golden-brown colour) 
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Golden syrup và alkaline water are must-have’s for the recipe!
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Tool: Mooncake mould plunger. Which can be purchased from Phoon Huat.
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Mixing the liquids together… mooncakes, here we come!
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Mix well and marry them together, and we’re a step closer khổng lồ seeing those mooncakes!
3. Combine the mixture with a spatula until it forms a soft dough. Wrap with cling wrap và place it in the fridge to lớn rest overnight. This step is known as 醒面.

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4. The next day, divide the dough into 15g pieces. For this recipe, you will get 15 pieces of them, with some leftover for “patching” later – if needed.


5. Place each dough ball between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper. Press khổng lồ flatten it và roll out thinly into a flat circle.
6. Next, make 15 balls of lotus fillings, each 33g. If you are adding melon seeds, địa chỉ cửa hàng them together with the lotus fillings balls.

7. Wrap the flattened dough around the filling & shape it into a ball. Ensure that there are no exposed parts.


8. Place the mooncake balls into mooncake mould plunger and ensure that you press hard so that the impression can be properly made (this is my favourite part!). Release the plunger and gently place them onto a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Spray with water to prevent the mooncakes from cracking during baking later.