I made another type of pastry mooncake but not that complicated as thousand layer pastry (Thousand Layers Mini Yam Mooncake and Thousand Layer Mooncake with Purple Sweet Potato Filling). I shape them into “flower” which I found very attractive. This time I only used vegetable oil instead of shortening or lard. I’m very happy with the flaky pastry of these flower mooncake.
Adapted and slightly modified from Jane’s recipe
~ Water dough: about 6 x 26g each
95g plain flour
7g icing sugar
25g vegetable oil
~ Oil dough: about 6 x 18g each
80g plain flour
30g vegetable oil
~ Filling : 6 x 30g each
Some red bean paste
~ Water dough
1. Mix the sifted flour and sugar together. Add in the oil and mix roughly. Pour all water at once and knead to form soft dough.
* I found that it is easier to get soft dough by adding all water at once.
2. Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
~ Oil dough
1. Mix all ingredients together and knead to form dough.
* Do not over knead.
1. Divide the water and oil dough into 6 portions (water dough 26g each and oil dough 18g each). Shape them into balls.
2. Wrap each oil dough with water dough and form a ball. Repeat the same for the rest.
3. Roll out the ball (start from the 1st ball from step 2) into oval shape. Then roll up like swiss roll. Keep aside to rest. Repeat the same for the next ball.
4. Back to the 1st roll, flatten into long oval shape (do flatten by apply pressure from the middle, up and down). Again roll up like swiss roll. Slightly press to form ball (instead of roll). Keep aside to rest. Repeat the same for the rest.
5. Flatten the ball into round. Wrap in the filling. Repeat the same for the rest of the balls.
6. Flatten the balls into round with rolling pin (about 7cm diameter). Make 4 cuts around the pastry with scissors. Slightly press a line between the cuts with scraper. Apply egg wash and sprinkle some black sesame in the center.
7. Bake in preheated oven 190C for 19 minutes.
This will be my another post for Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011) hosted by Happy Home Baking .
Here I like to wish everyone a Happy Mid-Autumn festival !