Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges during the festival, and shared by family members. They are generally served with Chinese tea, and, very rarely, mooncakes are served steamed or fried.

Lotus Paste:
Mooncake Dough:

How to make Mooncakes

  1. Soak the lotus seeds for at least 6 hours.
  2. Transfer the seeds in a pot with plenty of water and boil the seeds are tender enough to smash with a fork, about 1 hour. Drain well, then transfer the seeds to a food processor while they are still warm, add 3/4 cup sugar and puree until very smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a medium bowl.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon…

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