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Mooncake

18 Sep

Last week was the Moon Festival. People usually do BBQ and eat mooncakes, but that’s all. So, i tried one mooncake. The traditional one is filled with an entire egg yolk. However, one of my friend had tried it and it was quite bad. 

I asked for the less sweet that the bakery had, and they gave me this. I recognized black sesame and almonds.
The filling is too heavy, it stays in your mouth, a little bit like fruit jelly but less sweet. I’m not used to black sesame taste so it became quickly sickening. I asked the others what they thought about mooncakes, and they also don’t really enjoy it. Still, black sesame and almonds are a good match.

This one is from the brand Milkhouses.

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Croissants de Lune

23 Jul

Some biscuits i baked to finish my almond powder (yeah i had a lot of almonds). It tastes like Arab pastries, while it comes from East of France (Alsace again?). It’s called Mandelhernele/ croissants de lune (= Moon croissants). Well, i think it’s because of the orange that it has this taste. I used candied orange peels instead of the actual zests of an orange.
I took the recipe from Cakes in the city (nice pics by the way).

Ingredients for about 40 Croissants de Lune:
– 200g of almond powder
– 200g of sugar
– candied orange peels
– 3 eggs
– water
– almonds ( you can choose flaked almonds like i did or minced, like the real recipe)

Mix your almond powder, your candied orange peels, and the sugar. Add one by one the white eggs while mixing.
Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Prepare your greaseproof paper, make small balls with your pastry, cover with egg yolks and roll them in flaked almonds/minced almonds and give them the shape of a croissant. Put on your greaseproof paper.
Cook them for about 10 mn, wait for them to cool down before moving.

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D’autres biscuits cuisinés en même temps que les autres, pour finir ma poudre d’amandes (oui j’en avais beaucoup). Ils ont un gout de pâtisseries orientales, même s’ils sont originaires de l’Est de la France (l’Alsace encore?). Cela vient peut-être du fait que j’ai utilisé des écorces d’oranges confites à la place des zestes d’une orange.
J’ai pris la recette du blog Cakes in the city (qui a de belles photos en passant).

Ingrédients pour 40 croissants de Lune:
– 200g de poudre d’amandes
– 200g de sucre
– 3 oeufs
– eau
– amandes effilées/ hachées
– écorces d’oranges confites

Mélanger la poudre d’amande, les écorces d’oranges, le sucre. Ajouter les blancs d’œufs un à un en mélangeant.
Préchauffer le four à 180°C, le papier sulfurisé.
Faire des petites boules de pâte, les couvrir de jaune d’œuf et les rouler dans les amandes effilées. Leur donner la forme de croissants de lune et poser sur votre papier sulfurisé.
Cuire 10mn environ et attendre avant de les décoller du papier.

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