I would never thought of making baked mooncakes as I always remember them having hard skin and dry fillings. Since I’ve tried my hands on snowskin last year, I do want something different this year and mum suggested that I try baked ones. After looking through a few recipes and preparation method, I took notes and get myself started. I thought the preparation will be complicating but it is actually the same as snowskin preparation method, just that there is spraying of water before baking and the midway egg wash and second round of baking. Things went a little haywire during the process, I eggwash before bake! That explain the uneven color otherwise all things went well. The skin was rather dry on the first day but it’s already softer on the second day, I read that it will take 3 days for the mooncake to be “ready” for eating where the oil would have settle down?
I think I make the skin a little too thin but I’m happy that they’re quite even all round! And I’ve to say that I do enjoy baked ones now, the lotus paste just melt in the mouth and the fragrant of baked mooncakes!