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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Today is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.  Last year we made a variation on the traditional mooncake.  This year, I wanted to try and make the real deal (but fill it with a more Western filling).  When we were down at the Asian Market most recently, I asked if they carried the mooncake molds.  The woman looked at me strangely and basically said that they are VERY hard to make and that most people just purchase them.  I decided to take her word for it and just purchased one for us to split because quite honestly, the Chinese have a different appreciation of what constitutes a "sweetie".  I, for one, have a hard time waxing on poetically about the delicious taste of red bean, lotus, etc.  We had pineapple once and it was o.k., but certainly not what we were expecting.  I think we'll be going back to the jam print cookie style mooncake that we did last fall, but leave out the "brushing with egg bit".  That made them a weird yellow color and somewhat gross.  Chalk it up to experience.

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Debbie Sauer said...

The jam fingerprint cookies are the ones I make also. They are so good! Blessings.

the meaklims said...

Oh you are SO smart to not try making them. I bought a mold online and even bought that dreadful bean paste. Let's just say 'disaster'. I almost killed my family! Haha!

This year we used the mold to make pretend playdough ones and just bought some nice peanut butter and jam cookies in the local grocery store.

You daughter is beautiful in her Chinese dress. Gorgeous!