Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3–4 cm thick. This is the Cantonese mooncake, eaten in Southern China in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.

Nowadays mooncakes are not simply to eat, but also as gifts for people who want to donate in this festival. So they are usually made with many different shapes and colours but still keep the traditional flavours.

Miniature Clay Food by Roy0920

lonely mooncake by pohang

The Master by Paul Swee

中秋不烤肉 by * A-MI

中秋月團圓 by stella✶

merry mooncake man by artyflipy

Untitled by toi ♥

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival :) Cantonese Mooncake by Vincentli*

Untitled by yanngie

Traditional chinese cake shop by cokesumT

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