On August 15 of the Lunar calendar every year, the moon becomes exceptionally bright and round. This day, which is on September 24 of the Gregorian calendar this year, is the Mid-Autumn Festival, with the original purpose of celebrating the harvest in mid-autumn.
The festival is widely celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. In addition, it is celebrated in various intriguing ways: hanging lanterns, appreciating the full moon, guessing riddles and so on.
Of course, the indispensable delicacy of the day will be mooncakes! The traditional mooncake is in a round shape like the moon, symbolizing completeness and reunion. It tastes sweet, consisting of a crispy skin and dense fillings. Sounds delicious?
In fact, you can make it by yourself! To maintain a healthy diet, you can mix AlphaMeta into the mooncake dough. How do we actually make it? Let’s see the recipe:
Ingredients & Tools:
1 spoon of AlphaMeta
1/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 can of red bean paste
1 mooncake mould
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine the butter, AlphaMeta, sugar and 1 egg yolk and stir.
3. Mix in the flour.
4. Form the dough into one large ball and wrap it in plastic wrap.
5. Refrigerate dough for half an hour.
6. Unwrap the chilled dough and form small balls in the palms of your hand.
7. Make a hole with your thumb in the center of each mooncake and fill with about half a teaspoon of red bean paste.
8. Wrap the fill and press the ball into the mooncake mould.
9. Take out the cake and brush each cake with the other beaten egg yolk and place on a cookie sheet.
10. Bake for about 20 minutes or just until the outside edges are slightly brown.
Don’t forget that one spoon AlphaMeta! It does not only eliminate fatigue, strengthen brain cells and immunity, but also slows down skin aging. Let’s celebrate the festival with a healthy life!