The crust of this salted egg yolk mooncake is a flaky crust made with lard rendered from fresh pork fat, it is filled with homemade black sesame paste and salted egg yolk. Salted Egg Yolk Flaky Crust Mooncake is always best served fresh.

These black sesame mooncakes are similar to our taro shanghai mooncake and red bean shanghai mooncake.

CHINESE VERSION: 黑芝麻咸蛋黄酥皮月饼

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk pastry
 

Black Sesame Flaky Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 6 mooncakes (12 servings)

Ingredients:

Ingredients for water dough:

Ingredients for oil dough:

  • 90 g plain flour
  • 40 g lard

Ingredients for filling:

Other ingredient:

  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tsp of water (for egg wash)
  • adequate black sesame seeds

Instructions:

1 For water dough: Sift together plain flour and icing sugar, add in salt, mix well. Add in lard, rub into flour mixture until well mixed. Add in cold water, mix into a dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth (coat with flour if the dough is sticky). Wrap with cling wrap, set aside to rest for 30 minutes. (Reminder: The water absorption capacity for different brand of flour is different, if your dough is drier, add in more cold water until it reaches the consistency as shown in the video. You may replace lard with pure ghee/clarified butter or shortening.)

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
 

2 For oil dough: Sift plain flour, add in lard, mix until a dough is formed. Cover the dough, keep refrigerated while waiting for the water dough to rest. (Reminder: If your oil dough is drier, add in more lard. You may replace lard with pure ghee/clarified butter or shortening.)

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

3 Divide water dough and oil dough into 6 portions. Flatten water dough, top with oil dough, wrap oil dough fully with water dough, shape into a ball.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
 

4 Lightly coat dough with flour, roll out the dough in between cling wrap into oblong shape, then roll up. Roll out the rolled dough again, then roll it up again.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

5 Cover the dough with cling wrap, set aside to rest for 20 minutes.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

6 Steam salted egg yolks for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

7 Divide black sesame paste into 6 portions (40 g each).

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

8 Shape black sesame paste into a bowl, fill with salted egg yolk, wrap the egg yolk fully with the paste. Press until firm, then shape gently into a ball.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

9 Flatten rested dough into slightly round shape, put black sesame paste at the center, wrap fully with dough.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

10 Arrange filled dough on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for 20 minutes.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

11 For egg wash: Mix egg yolk and water, sieve through.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

12 After baking for 20 minutes, brush the surface with egg wash and top with some black sesame seeds.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

13 Turn the tray, bake again at 200°C/390°F for 8 minutes, until golden brown.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

14 Set aside the black sesame mooncakes to cool completely before serving.

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk pastry

Black Sesame Flaky Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake

The crust of this salted egg yolk mooncake is a flaky crust made with lard rendered from fresh pork fat, it is filled with homemade black sesame paste and salted egg yolk. 
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Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Festivities, Midautumn
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 12 servings
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
  

For water dough:

  • 115 g plain flour
  • 30 g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 35 g lard
  • 40 g cold water about 4°C-6°C

For oil dough:

  • 90 g plain flour
  • 40 g lard

Other ingredient:

  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tsp of water for egg wash
  • adequate black sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • For water dough: Sift together plain flour and icing sugar, add in salt, mix well. Add in lard, rub into flour mixture until well mixed. Add in cold water, mix into a dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth (coat with flour if the dough is sticky). Wrap with cling wrap, set aside to rest for 30 minutes. (Reminder: The water absorption capacity for different brand of flour is different, if your dough is drier, add in more cold water until it reaches the consistency as shown in the video. You may replace lard with pure ghee/clarified butter or shortening.)
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • For oil dough: Sift plain flour, add in lard, mix until a dough is formed. Cover the dough, keep refrigerated while waiting for the water dough to rest. (Reminder: If your oil dough is drier, add in more lard. You may replace lard with pure ghee/clarified butter or shortening.)
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Divide water dough and oil dough into 6 portions. Flatten water dough, top with oil dough, wrap oil dough fully with water dough, shape into a ball.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Lightly coat dough with flour, roll out the dough in between cling wrap into oblong shape, then roll up. Roll out the rolled dough again, then roll it up again.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Cover the dough with cling wrap, set aside to rest for 20 minutes.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Steam salted egg yolks for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Divide black sesame paste into 6 portions (40 g each).
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Shape black sesame paste into a bowl, fill with salted egg yolk, wrap the egg yolk fully with the paste. Press until firm, then shape gently into a ball.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Flatten rested dough into slightly round shape, put black sesame paste at the center, wrap fully with dough.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Arrange filled dough on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for 20 minutes.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • For egg wash: Mix egg yolk and water, sieve through.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • After baking for 20 minutes, brush the surface with egg wash and top with some black sesame seeds.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Turn the tray, bake again at 200°C/390°F for 8 minutes, until golden brown.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry
  • Set aside the black sesame mooncakes to cool completely before serving.
    Black Sesame Salted Egg Yolk Pastry

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Notes

This recipe yields 6 mooncakes divided into 12 servings.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 half mooncake. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 174IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg
Keyword black sesame mooncake, dan huang su, salted egg yolk mooncake, salted egg yolk shanghai mooncake
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