Taro has a soft and flaky texture with a nice fragrant, it is a great ingredient for making Taro Paste filling for mooncake. It is suggested to use the part of taro with pink-purple flecks as it will yield taro paste with nicer colour.

CHINESE VERSION: 自制芋泥月饼馅

Mooncake Taro Paste Filling
 

Taro Paste Filling for Mooncake | MyKitchen101en

Yields: about 730 g

Ingredients:

  • 650 g taro (diced)
  • 5 pcs pandan leaves
  • 230 g fine sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 1 ½ tbsps glutinous rice flour*
  • 200 g plain water
  • 3 ½ tbsps cooking oil

Directions:

1 Steam taro with pandan leaves for 25-30 minutes, or until very soft. (Reminder: The weight for taro is net weight, i.e. after the skin is removed.)

Mooncake Taro Paste Filling
 

2 Combine sugar, salt, glutinous rice flour and water. Mash steamed taro while still hot, add in and mix until combined, then sieve into a non-stick pan (add in more water if the paste is thick). (Reminder: There are many varieties of taro, taro paste made with different type of taro might have different colour. You may omit the glutinous rice flour* if the taro you use contains a lot of sticky gluey substance.)

Mooncake Taro Paste Filling

3 Add in cooking oil, mix well.

Mooncake Taro Paste Filling
 

4 Cook over medium heat for 22-23 minutes (the heat for different cooker is different, cooking time is just for reference), until you have a smooth paste. (Update for storage: Put paste in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using. )

Mooncake Taro Paste Filling

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Mooncake Taro Paste Filling

Taro Paste Filling for Mooncake

Taro has a soft and flaky texture with a nice fragrant, it is a great ingredient for making mooncake filling. It is suggested to use the part of taro with pink-purple flecks as it will yield taro paste with nicer colour.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 15 serving
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 650 g taro diced
  • 5 pcs pandan leaves
  • 230 g fine sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 1 ½ tbsps glutinous rice flour*
  • 200 g plain water
  • 3 ½ tbsps cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Steam taro with pandan leaves for 25-30 minutes, or until very soft. (Reminder: The weight for taro is net weight, i.e. after the skin is removed.)
    Mooncake Taro Paste Filling
  • Combine sugar, salt, glutinous rice flour and water. Mash steamed taro while still hot, add in and mix until combined, then sieve into a non-stick pan (add in more water if the paste is thick). (Reminder: There are many varieties of taro, taro paste made with different type of taro might have different colour. You may omit the glutinous rice flour* if the taro you use contains a lot of sticky gluey substance.)
    Mooncake Taro Paste Filling
  • Add in cooking oil, mix well.
    Mooncake Taro Paste Filling
  • Cook over medium heat for 22-23 minutes (the heat for different cooker is different, cooking time is just for reference), until you have a smooth paste. (Update for storage: Put paste in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using. )
    Mooncake Taro Paste Filling

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 47mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.3mg
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