It is quite some work to find everything you need before making mooncakes. I have been looking for mooncake moulds, but could not find any in the Netherlands. I bought mine online at the wokshop. The people are so nice there and I even got 2 pairs of nice chopsticks as a token. Then I had to hunt for Lyle's Golden Syrup to make the skin. Ofcours it was only available in Expetriats stores. The hunt for the filling was not that easy either. There is only one Chinese Supermarket in Amsterdam Chinatown that holds selfmade lotusnut paste (and they also sell the white one!!!!). All the other Supermarkets only sell the ones in a tin (I really do not like them). I could just buy the salted duck eggs from any store in Chinatown, but I think I will salt my own eggs next year.
I will not be posting my recipe for mooncakes, because I followed the recipe of Florence. Of the couple of recipes I tried, this is the most workable one.
- Make sure to give new mooncake moulds a 24 hours oil bath treatment.
- How much filling and skin dough you need, differs with every mould you use. If you have too much or too less, the mooncake will not take the print of the mould nicely.