• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 18 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Parents and children alike will find these piggy mooncake biscuits an adorable gift. The honeydew lotus paste in the centre is a sweet and fruity surprise for those looking for a new flavour.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • Skin
  • 250ml golden syrup
  • 110ml palm oil
  • 1tsp alkaline water
  • 430g plain flour, sifted
  • Filling
  • 550g honeydew lotus paste
  • 50g sunflower seeds, toasted
  • Misc
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp milk and 1 tsp palm oil
  • 30 red beans


  1. To prepare skin: In a bowl, combine golden syrup, palm oil and alkaline water. Cover with cling film and rest for 1 hour. Sift flour over and mix into a dough. Cover with cling film and rest for 1 hour. Divide into 50g portions.
  2. To prepare filling: Combine ingredients and mix well. Divide into 40g portions.
  3. To assemble: Press each dough ball into a circle. Place the filling in the centre and wrap dough around it. Shape into balls. Make a tiny ball of dough, brush with egg wash and stick it into the centre of the ball to form the snout. Press to flatten slightly and poke 2 holes for the nostrils. Form eyes with the red beans. Form the tail from dough and stick on with water. Form a line for the mouth. Brush with egg wash.
  4. To bake: Pre-heat oven at 170ºC. Bake on a greased tray for 15 to 18 minutes.

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