Thursday, October 12, 2006
This is a mooncake some friends and I made last Saturday at a moon viewing party. The moon cake filling is made from sweet red bean paste (azuki beans) with coconut flakes, Chinese wolf berries, pumpkin seeds, and cashews. The outside (cake/bun) is made of mesquite bean meal ground from mesquite beans. We pressed the mooncakes into a wooden form carved with the Chinese characters for the harvest moon. We watched the moon peeking in and out of the many clouds while eating our dinner under the ramada at the community gardens.