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Banh Trung Thu with Roasted Sweet Potato

No longer do you have to wait until the Mid-Autumn Moon festival to enjoy delicious mooncakes!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Banh Trung Thu
Calories: 14421kcal

Ingredients

filling

  • 5 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 stick butter at room temperature
  • 400 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

dough

  • 600 grams brown sugar
  • 2 c water
  • 130 grams oil
  • 1850 grams ap flour
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated ginger

Instructions

Sweet Potato Filling

  • 1. roast sweet potatoes until they are tender and can be easily pierced
  • with knife.
  • 2. peel and discard skins and mash potatoes.
  • 3. mix together butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. add to
  • mashed sweet potatoes. let cool.

Dough

  • 1. combine brown sugar and water in a pot and cook over medium heat
  • until sugar dissolves. cool and transfer to standing mixer with whisk
  • attachment.
  • 2. add oil and ginger, and egg yolks.
  • 3. slowly add flour. At some point, the dough will be too stiff for the whisk
  • attachment. replace with a paddle attachment and continue to add the
  • rest of the flour.
  • 4. transfer dough to a worktable, for rolling.

Assembly

  • 1. form filling into balls. the size will depend on the size of your
  • mooncake mold.
  • 2. take a bit of dough and roll out until it forms a sheet about 1/8 inch
  • thick.
  • 3. Enrobe the filling with the dough. pinch the seams to seal. Place on
  • silpat-lined baking sheets.

Baking

  • 1. pre-heat oven to 350.
  • 2. spray mooncakes with some water, then apply an eggwash for a glossy
  • sheen afterwards
  • 3. bake for 15 mins.
  • 4. spray mooncakes again. Turn down oven to 300 and bake until crust is
  • golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 14421kcal | Carbohydrates: 2877g | Protein: 263g | Fat: 209g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2344mg | Sodium: 3924mg | Potassium: 10822mg | Fiber: 123g | Sugar: 1084g | Vitamin A: 324896IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 1843mg | Iron: 111mg
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