Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste is made with lotus seeds. Lotus seeds are used extensively in Chinese and Japanese cooking, especially in the form of paste. Paste made with lotus seeds is rich, smooth and silky. It is considered luxurious filling for Chinese mooncake due to the high price of dried lotus seeds.

Making lotus paste for mooncake is not difficult; the process is similar to that used to make other bean paste. It can be made in advance and keep frozen for later use.

Yield: 480 g lotus seeds paste

Chinese Version: 自制白莲蓉月饼馅 – 纯正香滑

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
 

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 150 g dried lotus seeds
  • 800 ml water
  • 110 g granulated sugar
  • 75 g cooking oil (80ml)
  • 15 g glutinous rice flour + 3 Tbsps. of water
  • ¼ tsp salt
 

Instructions:

1 Wash and rinse 150 g dried lotus seeds.

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

2 Soak overnight in the refrigerator, presoaking help lotus seeds to cook evenly and reduce cooking time.

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

3 Split the seed in half and remove the bitter-tasting germ (green sprout).

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

4 Drain and add in 800 ml water, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. Keep the pot partially open to prevent boiling over.

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
 

5 Puree until smooth using a blender. If your lotus seeds puree seems too dry add a tablespoon or two of water.

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

6 Sieve the lotus seeds puree for smoother paste texture.

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

7 Add 110 g sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 75 g cooking oil and slaked glutinous rice flour (15 g glutinous rice flour + 3 Tbsps. of water).

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

8 Cook over medium-low heat until smooth paste formed, stir constantly. It takes about 40 minutes, cooking time may vary slightly depend on your cooking temperature.

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

9 Cook until puree thickens, smooth and silky paste formed. Paste will harden slightly when fully cooled. (Update for storage: Put Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using. )

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

Related recipe: Traditional Mooncake with Lotus Seed Paste Recipe


Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste Recipe

Paste made with lotus seeds is rich, smooth and silky. It is considered luxurious filling for Chinese mooncake due to the high price of dried lotus seeds.
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Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Soaking 8 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 10 servings
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 150 g dried lotus seeds
  • 800 ml water
  • 110 g granulated sugar
  • 75 g cooking oil 80ml
  • 15 g glutinous rice flour + 3 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and rinse 150 g dried lotus seeds.
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Soak overnight in the refrigerator, presoaking help lotus seeds to cook evenly and reduce cooking time.
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Split the seed in half and remove the bitter-tasting germ (green sprout).
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Drain and add in 800 ml water, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. Keep the pot partially open to prevent boiling over.
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Puree until smooth using a blender. If your lotus seeds puree seems too dry add a tablespoon or two of water.
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Sieve the lotus seeds puree for smoother paste texture.
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Add 110 g sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 75 g cooking oil and slaked glutinous rice flour (15 g glutinous rice flour + 3 Tbsps. of water).
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Cook over medium-low heat until smooth paste formed, stir constantly. It takes about 40 minutes, cooking time may vary slightly depend on your cooking temperature.
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste
  • Cook until puree thickens, smooth and silky paste formed. Paste will harden slightly when fully cooled. (Update for storage: Put paste in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using. )
    Lotus Seeds Mooncake Paste

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Notes

This recipe yields 480 g paste divided into 10 servings. 
Each serving is 48 g of paste.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 67mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 8IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword lotus, lotus seed, mooncake, mooncake filling, mooncake paste
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