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Lotus Paste for Mooncakes

Finally trying out video editing on my computer instead of relying on a mobile phone app to make YouTube videos.

With the Mid-Autumn Festival here, a lot of people are making their own mooncakes instead of buying from stores which can cost quite a bit.

The main ingredient, lotus paste, can be readily bought from stores during this time of the year, but you can make it yourself too. The lotus paste that you get from stores is usually very high in sugar content, so by making it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar and sweetness of the paste.

To make this Lotus mooncake paste, click on the video tutorial and print out the recipe below.

Thank you

Please click image below to view Video Tutorial:

https://youtu.be/3MOU7Z4ejHY

 

Lotus Paste for Mooncakes
Course: Moncakes
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Shiokman Eddie
Ingredients
  • 300 g peeled lotus seeds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 200 g vegetable oil
  • 30 g maltose
Instructions
  1. Pour hot water into a bowl of peeled lotus seeds
  2. Soak the seeds for an hour or so until they expand
  3. Drain out the water and remove the center core from every seed
  4. Boil in a pot for an hour and remove the foam
  5. Drain out the liquid and blend the cooked lotus seeds into a fine puree
  6. Pour 1/4 cup of sugar into a pan with some oil and stir until dissolved
  7. Add in the lotus seed puree over low flame and stir continously until almost dry
  8. Add in the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar and mix thoroughly
  9. Pour in about 1/3 of oil at a time and stir until the paste slowly thickens
  10. Finally add in maltose to the mixture and stir until it is evenly distributed
  11. Stir lotus paste until it thickens and no longer sticks to the sides of the pan
  12. Set it aside to cool down and keep in the fridge until ready to use

Also do check out my Facebook Page : Shiokman for links to other recipes.

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