Beside of tradition moon cakes, we also have another shape of these cakes. It is called Grilled Moon Cakes in Pig Shapes (Bánh Trung Thu Con Heo) which comes from many stunning Vietnamese Dessert Recipes.
Grilled Moon Cakes in Pig Shapes (Bánh Trung Thu Con Heo)
If you have kids, I bet they will love it. When I was a kid and even till now, I have to admit that I am totally fall in love with these cakes. And trust me; your children will really excited when see these moon cakes. So, are you ready to make one of amazing Vietnamese Dessert Recipes like this one with me? Let us start cooking right now.
500g wheat flour (number 8)
350ml sugar syrup
100g olive oil
1 teaspoon peanut oil
2 teaspoons Potassium Carbonated (Nước Tro Tàu) – Buy at Vietnamese Markets
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
350g mung bean (no cover)
50g soft moon cake flour
30g wheat flour
200g olive oil
Salty eggs, white wine (rice wine)
For sugar syrup:
1kg white sugar
1 liter cold water
2 limes (press and take their water)
2 teaspoons Potassium Carbonated (Nước Tro Tàu)
Step 1: Follow Grilled Moon Cakes for making covers for these cakes. Next, separate into small equal balls and press thinly.
Step 2: Soak mung bean in 4 hours, clean well again and bring to steam until it is cooked. You should add more water than cooking rice for helping grind it easily. Use wood spoon to grind when it is still hot. Next, add into grinder to grind well and soft.
Step 3: Pour into pan, fry with small to medium heat; add more sugar. Depend on your flavor to create one of stunning Vietnamese Dessert Recipes. Fry in 15 – 20 minutes.
Step 4: Add olive oil into mixture in 3 times. Each time you should knead well until it absorbs all oil. You should not step kneading.
Step 5: When it does not stick your hands anymore; add more soft moon cake flour, mix well.
Step 6: Wait to reduce heat. Separate into small equal balls with one salty yolk in the middle of each ball.
Step 7: Add each filling ball on the cover of flour ball in step 1. Cover well into circle shape. Add more 2 small balls on top and press gently to create pig’s ears.
Step 8: Roll another small ball and stick on front to create pig’s nose. Stick 2 black beans to create its eyes. And one small long flour to create its tail in back.
Step 9: Spread mixture sugar syrup around these cakes and bring to grill at 200 degree in 5 minutes. Next, take them out and spray more water on cakes.
Step 10: Stir well yolk eggs and continue to spread around these cakes. Wait for 5 minutes and bring to grill again more 5 – 10 minutes or until their covers turn brown yellow.
Finally, you just made successfully one of amazing Vietnamese Dessert Recipes for this autumn festival. After grilled, you should wait for 2 – 3 days, it will be more delicious. Beside for creating pig’s shape, you can great any shape you want like rabbit. I bet your kids will love it. Hope you will have a happy festival with family and friends. Good luck for your cooking.