Sunday, 2 December 2007

Mooncake Golden Syrup 轉化糖漿

Golden syrup is a kind of syrup which you need it to make mooncake skin. It is not difficult to make by your own but just preferbary making it earlier so that your mooncake skin is easier to handle and it is more fragnant and nicer colour. If you lazy to make it may subtituted it with light corn syrup.

Source: Eupho Cafe, Amy Beh, Mooncake Cookbooks, Yochana

1.2 kg sugar
1 liter water
1 lime
1tbsp maltose

1. Place all the ingredients into a heavy-based saucepan. Bring to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Lower the heat and continue to boil until syrup turns a light golden colour.
2.Switch off the fire and add the maltose. Stir well to dissolve. Leave to cool and store in clean jars for use as syrup for mooncake pastry.

1.Golden syrup can be prepared months in advance. Allow the syrup to mature with time the longer you keep, the better it is for making the mooncake pastry.

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