Mooncakes!!

The mid autumn festival is coming. This a festival celebrated by Chinese all over the world on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar. It is said that the moon is the roundiest and brightest on this day.

On this day, families would gather together to eat mooncakes and drink chinese tea. Mooncakes are sweet pastries with lotus filling. According to popular belief, the custom of eating mooncakes began in the late Yuan dynasty. The Han people plotted to usurp the throne of the Mongolian ruler of the Yuan Dynasty and a rumor was spread that a plague was ravaging the land and can only be cured by eating special mooncakes in which the message of revolution on the 15th of the 8th moon is hidden. The people rose together on the designated day to overthrow the Yuan, and since that time mooncakes have become an integral part of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

As the human mooncakes are too sweet for us, Mummy and Geraldine Yi Yi decide to make some home made mooncakes for us. Instead of using lotus paste as filling, they are using sweet potatoes. And they uses Manukan Honey to replace some of the icing sugar for sweetness.

Here are some photos taken by Mummy and Geraldine Yi Yi.
Sweet potatoes filling

Snowskin dough
Finished mooncakes
Dog snowskin mooncake

Overall, they are happy with their first attempt. However there are still room for improvment. Mummy hope to try baked mooncake next time. I'm looking forward to more yummies :)

4 comments:

Oskar said...

Those are stunning. I requested a moon cake from my mom person right away!

Nubbin' wiggles,
Oskar

September 13, 2010 at 4:59 AM  
JD and Max said...

Hiya Cobi,

We're with Oskar on this - those mooncakes look amazing and we demand our humans supply us with them forthwith!!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

September 17, 2010 at 2:56 AM  

The dog snowskin mooncake is really cute. We call those hopia. I love mooncake festivals :)
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June 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM  

This moon cake are really beautiful with snow color on them and i love moon cake very much.. Challenge coins

June 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM