Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Chinese Pastry with Mung Bean Paste



It looks very much like tau sar piah (mung bean biscuit) isn't it? But it is not! This pastry is soft and supposed to look like mooncake, but mine turned out looking completely different, more like Shanghai mooncake. I used Peony's walnut pastry recipe but omitted the walnuts and used mung bean paste as filling. I did alter the baking instruction in the end and perhaps that was the reason my pastry look different? I didn't bother to take it out and apply a second egg wash and put it back for additional 15 minutes. Instead I baked mine for a total of 25 minutes with egg yolk glaze. You think that's the cause?



For those who are interested in Peony's pastry recipe, click here. Hmm...I should decorate the top with some black sesame seeds or melon seeds ya! This recipe yields 22 mooncakes for me. I gave half away to a friend who came for tea. Don't think we all can finish so much within couple of days since I have no idea how long this homemade mooncake keep in a container.

22 comments:

daphne said...

That looks awesome though! Did it taste like the shanghai pastry? I would like that very much!

Big Boys Oven said...

just look so divine! yummy delicious!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow...so professional looking. T_T well done!!! i am not jealous at all (lying hehe)

Beachlover said...

Look great!! yes it's look like tau sar peang! I think I should start practise Msia cookies now! LOL!

Lori said...

Those look like tastey treats. I just love mung bean paste!

GiGi said...

it looks yummy! where did u get the mung bean paste from? u make your own? having a Shanghai mooncake like yours, with a cup of Kopi O in such a cold winter...aduh! si peh hojiak!

sock peng said...

u make me hungry......
anyway , i miss penang tau sar piah

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks daphne. I haven't eaten Shanghai mooncake for a long time, forgot how the texture like already. But this pastry is soft, not the crispy type.

Thanks BBOven.

Thanks Rita. :)

Thanks beachlover. This one very easy to make because it doesn't have the water and oil doughs.

Thanks Lori. It's pretty tasty actually. :)

Thanks GiGi. I bought the mung bean paste when I was in M'sia (that's why so smooth mah). I was thinking to use it to make mooncake on mid-autumn festival, but was too lazy to make, so drag until now to finally make it. Don't want this paste to get expired and go to waste. I still have a packet of red bean paste, probably will make the same thing with it. ;)

Sock Peng, I love Penang tau sar piah also. Frankly I know how to make it too but very troublesome, have to make the paste and then have to fold with water and oil doughs. So troublesome that I only made it once even though the outcome turned out very delicious and the tasters said my pastry just like restaurant standard. But I can be very lazy... :P

Pearl said...

I made mooncakes with my mom this past Moon festival! We made them with adzuki bean paste and sesame paste, but we didn't brush the tops with egg. So it turned out very very white :) hehe

mikky said...

oh my, this is just lovely... :)

Dhanggit said...

Yay, i miss this kind of chinese pastries!!! the hotter the better..can you leave some for me please :-) hehehe

Retno Prihadana said...

Did you use ready to use mung bean paste or homemade? Yummy..!

ICook4Fun said...

wow, I really like these little gems. May I know how you make the mung bean paste? I am going to make this :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Pearl, I can imagine the color without the glaze. :)

Thanks mikky.

Help yourself Dhanggit. :)

Retno, I used store-bought paste.

Gert, I didn't make the mung bean paste, I got it from M'sia. ;)

Asianmommy said...

These look great! I would love to try this.

Maya said...

Wonderful. I adore these always ate as many as I could whenever I was home. Never thought I could make these!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Asianmommy, you should, pretty easy. :)

Yes Maya, you can make this at home. If you don't want to make your own paste, you can buy the canned red bean paste at the Asian supermarket.

cocoa said...

this look really yummy. love your profile picture :)

SIG said...

This really looks like tau sar piah.

Ricardo said...

lovely really nice clean and pleasant, and a great balanced desert, not many people are used to bean deserts but I am Portuguese, and we do use a lot of veg in our deserts including beans, I even believe I may have a bean cake recipe in my blog, not sure though... hehe!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Ricardo. We do eat a lot of beans dessert.

amychien said...

Great post! My mom's recipe is here in case you want to make it for moon holiday this Wednesday!
http://fromourfamilykitchen.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/green-bean-cakes-for-fall-harvest-holiday/