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Cantonese Salted Egg Yolk With Lotus Paste Mooncake

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Ingredients
  Salted egg yolks 2 Medium, washed and rinsed
  Mei kuei lu chiew 1 Teaspoon
  All pupose flour 50 Gram, seived
  Vegetable oil 18 Milliliter
  Mooncake golden syrup 30 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Lotus seed paste 270 Gram
For egg wash
  Egg yolk 1 Medium
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 300° F.
2. In a baking bowl, place egg yolks and marinate with mei kuei lu chiew for 15 minutes.
3. In a bowl, place flour and make well in center.
4. Spoon vegetable oil, golden syrup and salt, in the center of the flour well.
5. Using rubber spatula, gently stir flour mixture, to make crust dough.
6. Wrap the crust dough in plastic film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
7. In a bowl, beat an egg yolk and milk to make egg wash, set aside.

MAKING
8. Bake marinated egg yolks in oven for 10 minutes, if oil comes out during baking remove the egg yolks and allow to cool.
10. If using round mould, use half of lotus seed paste, make ball and press with thumb to make hole.
11. Fill salted egg yolk in the lotus seed paste and seal to make ball.
12. Do the same with remaining lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk.
13. Divide the chilled crust dough in two parts, about 42 grams each.
14. Flatten one part of dough with hand.
15. On working table, place dough with cling film and roll it, using rolling pin.
16. Wrap one stuffed lotus seed paste with crust dough.
17. Put the wrapped dough into round mould, seam side out.
18. Press the mould to shape the dough, on parchment lined baking tray.
19. Do the same with remaining crust dough and lotus seed paste.

FINALIZING
20. Spray water over the moulded dough and bake 8 minutes.
21. Brush the half-baked mooncake with egg wash and rest for 2 minutes.
22. Apply the egg wash again.
23. Return the mooncake to oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

SERVING
24. Serve Cantonese salted egg yolk with Lotus paste mooncake warm.

TIPS
Baking time for egg yolks may vary depending on size and heat.
Depending on mould size, amount of filling and crust may differ.
If using square mould use 140 gram of lotus seed paste for each moon cake.
Can be store in air tight container for 2 days at room temperature or 1 week in refrigerator, microwave before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Cantonese
Course: 
Breakfast
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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