Sunday, September 21, 2008

Black Sesame Egg Yolk Mooncake

I know the Mid-Autumn Festival is over and this mooncake was so good, so this recipe is a keeper and has to be documented. Don't the egg yolk look so much like the bright moon on the 15th night of the 8th moon? The egg yolk is homemade with free-range chicken egg and the how to is here and

Pastry and lotus paste filling - follow the recipe from here
Salted Egg Yolk
Lotus paste (100 gm for a mooncake)
Black Sesame
150 gm lotus paste
30 gm ground black sesame
10 gm peanut butter
(The above makes 6 portions of 30 gm to a mooncake)

To assemble:
Wrap egg yolk with black sesame lotus paste and wrap again with lotus paste.
Wrap with pastry and bake.



Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great Lily! I never have black sesame paste in mooncake before.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lily,
Your mooncake looks delicious. When I showed my Mom the picture and what the mooncake filling was, she said that superstitious Chinese especially Cantonese would not make such mooncakes because it is considered a "bad omen" as the egg yolk (the moon) is being covered by "dark clouds" (the black sesame filling). That's why you don't find mooncakes where you have both black tow sar with egg yolks. But I told her that nowadays, people don't believe in that nonsense anymore. It's just for the taste.

Unknown said...


i never thought of it in that way, i was thinking of what a lovely contrast it will be.

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