This year I can spend the mid-autumn festival with my family. I didn’t have a true meaning of mid-autumn fest for four years when I was studying abroad.
A month before mid-autumn, mooncakes are already available out there in the market. However, once you like baking, you will want to make your own mooncakes for your family, relatives and friends. I’ve just returned home for neary two years. With many other things I need to take care of, I tried as best as I could to make some mooncakes (for me, they were quite a lot, I made about 40 mooncakes and they all have been finished, so I am going to make some more).
There are some stories to share with the mooncakes I made this year. As the manufactured mooncakes are too sweet, most adults don’t like them, but they still have to buy home at least a pair for the pass-away ancesters as a tradition. I don’t like manufactured mooncakes either, though I like the flavor of mooncakes. So, one reason I made mooncakes was to make them less sweet, less oily, and so healthier.
…with taro and sesame seeds filling
…with mungbeans and sesame seeds filling