The Moon Food Page
Recipes and directions for cooking moon food.
What is moon food? |
Made popular by the Chinese, moon food was prepared during the time of the|
"Moon Festival". People would read and write poetry while consuming moon cakes.
These are round cakes made of flour, brown sugar and stuffed with sweets.
Depending on location, different kinds of filling were used.
|"Moon Cakes" Recipe|
This recipe for Mooncakes comes from Shanghai. Originally made in moon cake|
molds with imprints such as chrysanthemum pattern or other traditional Chinese
characters. They should be about three inches (seven centimeters) in diameter.
Before baking - invent and draw your own "traditional patterns"!
4 cups flour 4 tbsp. brown sugar half tsp. salt 4oz (11Og) margarine 1 egg 1 tsp. sesame oil For the filling: 2 tbsp. peanuts 2 tbsp. sesame seeds 2 tbsp. walnuts or pine nuts 2 tbsp. chestnuts, boiled until tender, or blanched almonds 2 tbsp. sultanas or other dried fruit, chopped 2 tbsp. chopped dried apricots 4 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. Margarine 2 tbsp. rice flour or poppy seeds
|Preheat oven to 400F or 200C - Recipe makes about 15 cakes.|
Beat the eggs and sesame oil together and brush each cake with this mixture.
|"Moon Biscuits" Recipe|
Moon Biscuits are traditionally eaten with wine during various moon|
celebrations or rituals. They are made in the shape of the crescent moon,
and the whole hazelnuts in them represent the Full Moon that is to come.
250g/9oz Wholewheat Flour 75g/3oz Soft Light Brown Sugar 175g/6oz Butter or Vegan Marg A Large Handful of Hazelnuts
|Preheat oven to 300F or 150C.|
|"Moon Shine" Recipe|
|NOTE: This is not the alcoholic beverage...|
This recipe for Moon-Shine comes from an eighteenth-century English
The recipe is not entirely plain or easy. I've added it more as a curiosity than serious recipe.
It is made in a large tin mold in the shape of a half-Moon, and in one large and two or three
smaller star-shaped tins.
We cannot forget the most famous of all the moon foods - The Moon Pie.|
An american tradition for over 75 years.
Visit WWW Moon Pie Dot Com...|