Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moon Festival

Just a quick post tonight as I am tired and once again, up WWAAYY too late! 

I decided this year to try my hand at making moon cakes for the Autumn Moon Festival.  As I began to read different recipes, I realized that traditional moon cakes are made with a dollop of red bean paste!

All righty then!

We used grape jelly!!!  Hehe!

I wasn't going to make these cakes from (scratch no less), only to have NO ONE eat them, so grape jelly it was!

The girls were very excited and couldn't wait to help. 

The boys, well let's just say, they asked to be called when I needed help taste testing them!  Heh!

All in all, we had a blast!  We made the dough...

had fun rolling it into little balls...

and topping them off with our not so traditional but oh so yummy jelly!!!

We brushed 'em with an egg wash and popped 'em in the oven!

They turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself...

and I even got a half up thumb from my sensory eater!!  Whoo Hoo!

Happy Autumn Moon Festival!!


  1. Alrighty, Annie, what kind of dough recipe did you use? I'd love to do this. We have bought them before at the Chinese market, but they taste like sawdust and I even don't mind the red bean paste so it must have been the dough. Let me know how you did it. Hmmm.... I think I'll head to the Chinese market today since Ally is at Thur. school!

  2. Yummmy!!!! What a great mom you are :) Me....I bought the "moon PIES"!! LOL! Can't go wrong with chocolate, right? HA!

  3. I meant to put the recipe in the post but it was AALLL the way across the room and I was too tired to drag myself off the sofa to get it!!! Hehe!! OK, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 egg yolks, 1/2 cup salted butter, 1 cup all-purpose flour and of course, the yummy jelly!! Mix the butter and sugar and 1 egg yolk. Mix in the flour. Form the dough into a ball and put in the fridge for 30 min. Form it into small balls and make a hole in the center with your thumb and fill with jelly. Brush the cakes with the other egg yolk and bake at 375 for about 20 min.!

  4. I might have to give these a whirl! Thanks for sharing!

  5. We made the same kind yesterday, but only with strawberry jam! I haven't been able to find a real mooncake mold to make my own. Maybe next year....Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!