Making of the plain baked mooncakes

Yesterday, I shared with you the ping pei mooncake recipes so today, I’ll share with you the baked mooncake recipe I used which turned out like this but of course I’ve adjusted the recipes a bit more so that it will turn out to be like the third batch lor.



Here’s the recipe:

Baked Mooncakes

Ingredients A

400g golden syrup

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 1/2 tbsp alkaline water

100g corn oil

Ingredients B

650g plain flour, double sifted

a few drops of dark soya sauce (for a brownish colour)


1. Mix the corn oil, alkaline water, soda and syrup. Combine well. Leave aside for 5  to 6 hours.

2. Add the dark soya sauce. Fold in the flour and mix well to form a smooth, brownish dough.

Mix well to form a smooth dough

Mix well to form a smooth dough

3. Leave the dough aside for another 5 to 6 hours. This is so that the dough will become elastic enough to be more pliable and can form balls to make the mooncakes with fillings.

4. Once the dough is set after about 5 hours, you can start using it to form balls.

Use the dough to form balls and then flatten it

Use the dough to form balls, then flatten it and mould it

5. Flatten it and then use it to wrap the filling of your choice. Dust the mould lightly with flour. Place the filling wrapped dough into the mould and knock it out.

6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease the baking tray and place the moulded mooncakes on it. Bake the moulded mooncakes for about 10 minutes.

Baked mooncakes

Baked mooncakes

Note: You can always used ready-made fillings available at various pastry shops or go here. After the mooncakes are baked, remember to leave it to air for at least a couple days or else  the skin will be hard instead of soft.

Happy Mooncakes Festival!

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Comments: 2

  1. Penang Tua Pui September 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Wow…. now got moon cake fever lioa…

    Go every also can see mooncake… so nice lor… cause got that Mooncake festival feeling…. miss those times when we were kids, carrying lanterns and chanting those phrases to get the Moon to come out… hahaaha

    But the homemade ones are much better compared to the one sold in supermarkets, not much preservative added and you can add ingredients more to your liking… yum yum…..

  2. St. Athanasius November 6, 2008 at 1:08 pm


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