Red bean mooncake is one of the most classic mooncake during Mid-Autumn festival. Learn how to make this traditional filling for mooncake with simple ingredients.

This smooth red bean paste for mooncake is less sweet version. If you are looking for sweeter red bean paste which is suitable for steamed bun, bread or pastry, please refer to the other recipe at How to Cook Smooth Red Bean Paste.

CHINESE VERSION: 细腻红豆沙月饼馅

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
 

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yields: about 400 g

Ingredients:

  • 150 g red bean (soak overnight)
  • 600 ml water
  • 110 g granulated sugar
  • 55 g cooking oil
  • 15 g glutinous rice flour + 3 Tbsp. of water
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions:

1 Wash and rinse red bean, soak overnight in the refrigerator. Soaking will reduce the time to cook and soften the beans.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
 

2 Drain the soaked red bean, add in 600 ml water, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 2 hours until bean soften.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

3 Slightly cool the cooked red bean and process using a blender until smooth.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
 

4 Sieve the red bean paste through a fine mesh strainer to remove skin; this will give you a fine and smooth red bean paste.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

5 Add in 110 g sugar, 55 g cooking oil, 15 g of glutinous rice flour with 3 tablespoons of water and ¼ tsp of salt. Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, stirring constantly until a smooth and shiny paste formed. Cooking time may vary.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

After 10 minutes.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

After 20 minutes

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

After about 30 minutes, the red bean paste for mooncake is done.

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

6 Update for storage: Put the paste in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using. 

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake Recipe

Red bean mooncake is one of the most classic mooncake during Mid-Autumn festival. Learn how to make this traditional filling for mooncake with simple ingredients. This smooth red bean paste for mooncake is less sweet version.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Soaking time 8 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 45 mins
Course Paste filling
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 16 servings
Calories 88 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 hand blender

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g red bean soak overnight
  • 600 ml water
  • 110 g granulated sugar
  • 55 g cooking oil
  • 15 g glutinous rice flour + 3 Tbsp. of water
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and rinse red bean, soak overnight in the refrigerator. Soaking will reduce the time to cook and soften the beans.
    Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
  • Drain the soaked red bean, add in 600 ml water, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 2 hours until bean soften.
    Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
  • Slightly cool the cooked red bean and process using a blender until smooth.
    Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
  • Sieve the red bean paste through a fine mesh strainer to remove skin; this will give you a fine and smooth red bean paste.
    Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
  • Add in 110 g sugar, 55 g cooking oil, 15 g of glutinous rice flour with 3 tablespoons of water and ¼ tsp of salt.
    Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake
  • Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, stirring constantly until a smooth and shiny paste formed. Cooking time may vary. After about 30 minutes, the red bean paste for mooncake is done.
    Traditional Red Bean Paste for Mooncake

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Notes

This recipe yields about 400 g of red bean paste (16 servings, each serving is 25 g)
For storage: Put the paste in container and freeze it. Return frozen paste to room temperature before using.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword red bean mooncake filling, red bean paste
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