Red Bean Mooncakes

This Sunday is the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated in many countries including China and Vietnam. Mooncakes are a tasty pastry traditionally enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn Festival. They consist of a thin pastry crust, and are usually filled with red bean paste (yum), lotus seed paste (yum yum), or some other dense, tasty filling.

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 4 Servings
  • Prep
    75 mins
  • Cook
    30 mins
  • Serve in
    105 mins


  • 400 grams  sugar
  • 200ml  water
  • lemon
  • 300 grams  golden syrup
  • 90 grams  vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp  water (alkaline, which I couldn't find, so I substituted 3 teaspoons water + ¼ teaspoon baking soda)
  • 400 grams  cake flour (or low protein)