Mooncake Recipe

Traditional Mooncakes (Printable recipe) By Christine's Recipes Prep time: 60 mins Cook time: 10 mins Yield: 12 (each 50 grams) Ingredients:

  • 100 gm plain flour

  • 60 gm golden syrup, homemade or store-bought

  • ½ tsp alkaline water (aka lye water), available at Asian grocers

  • 28 gm vegetable oil


  • 420 gm lotus seed puree/paste, homemade or store-bought

  • 6 salted egg yolks, homemade or store-bought

  • 1 Tbsp rose-flavoured cooking wine (玫瑰露酒), available at Asian grocers

Egg wash:

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 Tbsp egg white


  • Use a large bowl, mix the golden syrup, alkaline water and oil well. Sift in the flour. Use a spatula to combine all ingredients. Don’t over-stir. Knead into a dough. Cover with a film wrap and rest for 40 minutes.

  • Mix egg yolks with wine. If the salted egg yolks are homemade and freshly broken from the shells, you’ll see the egg whites would turn opaque after mixing with the wine a few minutes later. Wipe dry the yolks with k