I enjoyed my sister’s moon cakes last year as her custard moon cakes taste better than those from the Peninsula Hotel (the pioneer of custard moon cakes). For the Mid-autumn Festival this year, my original plan was to do nothing but enjoy without efforts. However, when I saw the photo of green tea read bean moon cakes, I could not stop to give it a trial.
The pastry recipe is basically the one from the Peninsula Hotel which can be found easily at the Internet. 15g cake flour is replaced with matcha powder. As I used good grade Uji matcha, 15g has dominated and red bean taste did not come out so much. So, you need to adjust the matcha powder portion accordingly.
I purchased ready red bean paste instead of making it myself and took 19g to make around 25 balls. Then I followed the recipe to make the pastry, baking temperature and time.
The end products were packed as festive gifts for friends.