• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

In Chinese symbolism, a crab signifies prosperity and success. Give these Prosperity Mooncake Biscuit out as gifts as well wishes to your family and friends.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • Skin
  • 125ml golden syrup
  • 55ml palm oil
  • 1/2tsp alkaline water
  • 215g flour
  • 2 oranges, zested
  • Filling
  • 300g mango lotus paste
  • 50g sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 30g mandarin peel, chopped
  • Egg wash
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk and 1 tsp palm oil


    To prepare skin:
  1. In a bowl, combine golden syrup, palm oil and alkaline water with a spatula. Cover with cling film and rest for 1 hour.
  2. Sift flour into the mixture, add orange zest and mix into a dough. Cover with cling film and rest for 1 hour. Divide into 35g portions.
  3. To prepare filling:
  4. Combine ingredients and divide into 25g portions.
  5. To finish::
  6. Dust your hands with flour, then lightly press each dough into a circle, place the filling in the centre and wrap the dough around the filling to enclose it.
  7. Press into mould and unmould onto a greased baking tray. Brush with egg wash and bake in pre-heated oven at 170ºC, for 15 minutes. Allow to cool before storing.

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