Thursday, 1 September 2011

Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011)

Yes, it's that time of the year again...
when we get to enjoy delicious mooncake pastries, pomelos, yam...
when we get to see children carrying lanterns walking around the neighbourhood...

The mid-autumn festival is the time when families come together to appreciate the full moon. I grew up looking forward to the fifteen day of the lunar eighth is one of the many Chinese festivals that I really liked, I rank it right after the Chinese New Year :)

This year's mooncake festival will be a special occasion for me as I'm hosting the Aspiring Bakers #11 for September 2011!! Many thanks to Small Small Baker for giving me this opportunity to host this event!

If you are interest to find out what's on the previous Aspiring Bakers #10 - Easy as Pie (August 2011) entries, hosted by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink! you may refer to this link HERE.

The theme for this month is none other than "Mid-Autumn Treats"!

Who can join?
Everyone!(if you do not have a blog, just send me a photo and recipe of your bake)

How to join?
Step 1 :
Make a mooncake, be it snow skin or traditional mooncake (including ice cream mooncakes, agar agar mooncakes, puff pastry mooncakes) in the month of September 2011.

Step 2 :
Post it on your blog between 01 September 2011 to 30 September 2011.
Your post must include the recipe or link to the original recipe. If you are using a recipe from a book, please include the title of the book too.
Any entries that are posted outside the date range will not be accepted.
Any entries that do not include a recipe or link to the original recipe will not be accepted too.

Step 3 :
Please mention that you are submitting your post to Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011) hosted by Happy Home Baking and provide a link back to this post HERE.
Entries will not be accepted if the above is not included.

Step 4 :
Email to me (I have removed my email address since the event is over, there is just too many spam mails in my mailbox) in the following format:

Your name or nickname:
Your blog name: (omit this if you do not have a blog)
Name of your bake:
URL of your post:
Attach your photo in your email (one photo for each entry, preferably less than 500kb).
Please use "Aspiring Bakers #11" as your email subject. You may submit more than 1 entry. Please send a separate email for each and every entry.

I look forward to your active participation and support for this event!


  1. I'm gonna give you my support friend!

  2. 你好,燕菜月饼不算对吗?谢谢。


  3. Yeah, it's finally September. I was hoping not too many post mooncakes before we starts. Looking forward to everyone's mooncake. And thank you for helping to host. :)

  4. Wow hhb you are hosting this month's event! Enjoy and I'll give u my support by giving you one more to post. Heehee :P

  5. Sounds interesting, I would like to try my hand dirty to support you. Thanks for hosting :)

  6. I love mooncake esp those with salted eggs and melon seeds but too bad i only know how to eat rather than make. But I will try to do simple version(snowskin)to support AB. Thanks for hosting!!!!

  7. Oh dear...I was actually gonna shelf the idea of baking moon cakes this year. 8) I'll see what I can do....fingers crossed! :D

  8. dear all, thanks for the support, can't wait to see your submissions :):)

    茄子, 燕菜月饼也算 :)

  9. I haven't baking any mooncake this year so far. I hope I manage to bake some before my baby arrive :)

  10. I missed the pies/tarts in Aug, will try to support you in Sep!

  11. aiyah, i already posted traditional mooncakes on 30th Aug, can i re-post and submit? Luckily i still have one snow skin mooncake have yet to post, wait for me. Thanks for hosting.

  12. Glad tat agar agar mooncake qualify too! Must get some mould and join in the fun seeing I hv missed out the last couple of AB!! :D

  13. Oh dear, I already posted my snowskin mooncakes, look like have to make more in this month :) Thanks for hosting.

  14. WOW! This is interesting :) I'm sure there are many talented bloggers making mooncakes this month.

  15. vivian, hope you will be able to bake some mooncakes before your little bundle of joy arrives :)

    Blessed Homemaker, I understand, I wish I could submit at least one post for Aspiring Bakers, yet I kept missing the deadline :(

    Sonia, aiyeo, you can always make another batch of baked mooncakes, I am sure one batch is not enough ;)

    love melody, love baking, I'm looking forward to your submission :)

    Edith, I can't agree more!

    Ah Tze, I am sure one batch is not enough, besides eating them, I believe you had fun making snowskin mooncakes :):)

    Anncoo, I am looking forward to your beautiful and delicious creations!

  16. Aw! What a pity! I won't be making mooncakes this year! Then you'll have one less entry! I'll definitely love to support you, but time does not permit. Enjoy being a great host! :)

  17. Hi HHB, I was actually planning to try out the recipe which you've shared ( And wow, just nice you are hosting AB with the mid-autumn theme this month! May I find out from you, how long can I keep those mooncakes? Because I am planning to bake and bring over to Malaysia for my relatives there! :D Now I can kill two birds with one stone!

  18. Wa, you are hosting! :-)
    I wanted to submit for swiss roll, but no time. Then I wanted to submit egg tarts, but no time to bake too. :-(
    As for mooncake ... 糕粉 I already have, shortening - not difficult to get from NTUC but it is the time factor that is making it so difficult for me .. sob sob sob ...
    Whether I submit or not, I still support AB and you. :)

  19. Hi Hui Qi, you can keep the snowskin mooncake for up to a week in the fridge, if kept too long, the skin may harden.

  20. Sherlyn, hope you will be able to find time to make some mooncakes, whether you submit to AB or not :)

  21. Had been really busy lately, just realised I've not updated my blog for more than a month. I wonder what have I been doing, despite cutting down baking and cooking :P

    I'm definitely making mooncakes but it's a matter of whether I can find time to blog about it. Shall see...

  22. love the assorted color snowskin mooncakes.

  23. Hi HBB,

    I did post a snowskin and a traditional mooncake, I didn't use homemade paste cos it was spoilt and the snowskin mould impression is not sharp...can I join?


  24. Hi Jennifer you may submit your entry as long as you post the recipe.

  25. Hello, I'm new to your blog and enjoying everything in it. Was bumping along and found you from a local link. I would love to participate in this event you're hosting but does it have to be super traditional? I've recently posted something mid-autumn-ish and was wondering if it qualifies? Thanks. Going to poke around your blog some more now :D

  26. Hi ping, you may submit your entry :)