These artificial “egg yolks” are suitable for making both baked and snow skin mooncakes. It is a great substitute for salted egg yolk.

CHINESE VERSION: 芝士奶黄豆蓉”月饼蛋黄”

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes

 

Cheese Custard Mung Bean “Egg Yolk” for Mooncake | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 22 pcs (15 g each)

Ingredients: (Yields: about 330 g)

  • 75 g split mung bean (rinsed & drained)
  • 150 g plain water
  • 150 g full cream milk
  • 2 slices (40 g) sliced cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 60 g fine sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsps custard powder + 1/2 tbsp glutinous rice flour + 2 tbsps water
  • 20 g cooking oil

Directions:

1 Steam split mung bean with 150 g of water for 30 minutes, until very soft.

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes

 

2 Combine milk, cheese, salt and sugar, cook until cheese has melted. Combine custard powder, glutinous rice flour and water, add to cheese mixture, mix well. Add in steamed split mung bean, blend until smooth. Sieve into a non-stick pan.

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes

3 Add in cooking oil, mix well.

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes

 

4 Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, then at medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, until it reaches the consistency as shown in the video. (Reminder: The heat for different cooker is different, cooking time is just for reference.)

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes

5 Set aside to cool completely.

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes

6 When cooled, shape into balls using sphere ice cube tray (diameter = 2 cm). (For storage: You may prepare the “egg yolks” ahead, arrange in freezer-safe container and freeze for later use. Return to room temperature before using.)

Substitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakesSubstitute for salted egg yolk in making mooncakes