Moonlight biscuit is traditionally made and sold only during Mid-Autumn Festival. It’s usually made with just cooked glutinous rice flour (Koh fun, 糕粉) and sugar syrup.

The moonlight biscuit is white in colour and slightly gritty in texture and usually pressed into a round shape. It is becoming unpopular and rare now because of the grain texture and unappealingly bland or just plain.

Tips:

  • This recipe makes 2 with 150g mooncake mould and 4 with 50g mooncake mould.
  • Use only 35g-40g syrup for each portion of this recipe.

Check out our mooncake recipes for this mid-autumn festival.

Chinese Version: 月光糕(月糕, 月光饼)食谱

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 4 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 50g Cooked glutinous rice flour (Koh fun, 糕粉)
  • 35g-40g Sugar syrup

Ingredients for sugar syrup:

  • 150g Granulated sugar
  • 75g Water
  • 1 Pandan leaf (Screwpine, optional)
 

Instructions:

1 Combine sugar, water and Pandan leaf (optional), bring the mixture to boil, and then turn down the heat to low or medium-low.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

2 Pandan leaves (Screwpine) are optional, the leaf adds distinctive floral-like aroma to the food. Remove the leaves after aroma is released.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

3 Gently stir the sugar syrup until sugar dissolves and remove from heat, it takes about 5-6 minutes or when the syrup reaches 100°C.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
 

4 Set aside to allow syrup to cool completely.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

5 Combine sugar syrup and cooked glutinous rice flour (Koh fun, 糕粉) until you have a crumb-like mixture that is slightly sticky.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

6 Press into shape with a mooncake mould, apply some firm pressure.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

7 Air dry for 2 hours before cutting or storing.

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
 
Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

Moonlight biscuit is traditionally made and sold only during Mid-Autumn Festival. It’s usually made with just cooked glutinous rice flour and sugar syrup.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Festivities, Midautumn
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 pieces
Calories 215 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mooncake mould

Ingredients
 
 

  • 50 g cooked glutinous rice flour Koh fun, 糕粉
  • 35 g sugar syrup

Ingredients for sugar syrup:

  • 150 g granulated sugar
  • 75 g water
  • 1 piece Pandan leaf Screwpine, optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine sugar, water and Pandan leaf (optional), bring the mixture to boil, and then turn down the heat to low or medium-low.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
  • Pandan leaves (Screwpine) are optional, the leaf adds distinctive floral-like aroma to the food. Remove the leaves after aroma is released.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
  • Gently stir the sugar syrup until sugar dissolves and remove from heat, it takes about 5-6 minutes or when the syrup reaches 100°C.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
  • Set aside to allow syrup to cool completely.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
  • Combine sugar syrup and cooked glutinous rice flour (Koh fun, 糕粉) until you have a crumb-like mixture that is slightly sticky.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
  • Press into shape with a mooncake mould, apply some firm pressure.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe
  • Air dry for 2 hours before cutting or storing.
    Moonlight Biscuit Recipe

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Notes

This recipe yields 4 pieces of biscuits. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of biscuit. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 44gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
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