Thursday, September 19, 2013

Butter Pastry Mini Mooncake -班兰奶油迷你月饼

It has been a decade since I last made mooncakes. My family has been almost crying that they have forgotten the taste of home-made mooncakes. All my mooncake moulds had been packed and cold-storaged in the store for donkey years. Thankfully, the moulds have not turned mouldy , haha. Until a few days ago, my friend Catherine let us sampled the mooncake she made. After I tasted the mooncake, I couldn't resist at attempting it myself. I wanted to gain back my skill and practice otherwise I will find myself losing touch.

The pastry is very crispy even after a few days later. It is like pineapple tarts. If you like pineapple tarts, I am sure you will like this non-traditional mooncake.

Recipe: (Makes about  45 )


250g  butter (room temperature)
50g  icing sugar
1 whole egg
1 egg white
420g plain flour
pinch of salt

1) Cream butter, icing sugar and salt till creamy.
2) Gradually add in egg,  one at a time, mix well after each addition.
3) Fold in flour till a dough is formed. Cover with clingwrap and rest for 1 to 2 hours..
4)  Divide dough  into 17g each. Shape the dough into  balls.
5)  Flatten the dough, put a ball of filling in the centre and seal.  Roll into round, lightly dust with flour , press into mould, dislodge imprinted mooncakes.
6) Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow  to cool for 10 minutes,  then glaze the surface with egg yolk. Return to oven, continue baking till golden  brown.

500g pandan flavoured lotus paste
50g melon seeds
cooked salted egg yolks (optional)

Method: Combine all the ingredients and  shape into  balls of roughly 20g each.


  1. Veronica

    I had used lotus paste in making pineapple tarts two years ago and find it not suitable at all.

    Still I prefer lotus paste in making mooncakes where it belongs. The combination is a match.

  2. I love pineapple tart and I love this kind of mooncakes, yum!
    I did similar to this, with cheese in it :)

  3. Veronica, this is very nice, i haven't try this kind of mooncake this year and next year have to try this.

  4. Veronica, this is the pastry skin that I like! Yummy!

  5. Veronica, every year I thought of trying this mooncake but never get down to do it. Must try it next.

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