Sharing recipes is just one of those universal things that I believe everyone does, men and woman alike. I mean we all need to eat, and most of us love to eat, so of course we are driven to find good recipes and then to share them. A friend of mine shared a recipe with me over 25 years ago, I haven’t seen her in years, she has since moved away. The people in my circle of friends, know this to be my recipe, but it once belonged to someone else, and she shared it with me. Now I will share it with you. One of my favorites and one of my famous recipes……MOONCAKES. They are similar to pound cake, but not, much more delicious.
1/2 lb butter-softened
2 cups sugar
6 eggs sperated, beat whites until stiff, save yolks in a small dish
2 cups flour-measure and sift 3 times
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks. Once smooth add sifted flour, mix well. Then add beaten egg whites, baking powder, and vanilla. Spoon batter into a 13 x 11 baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. I use the Pampered Chef Bar pan. Smooth batter until even and sprinkle with a small amount of granulated sugar. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 325 for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. They will just have the slightest golden color around the edges. Let cool, then sprinkle with powered sugar. Now the fun part. Below are some step by step pictures of cutting the mooncakes into crescent moon shapes. Don’t judge my photography skills here.
After you sprinkle the cake with powered sugar, you will need a small juice glass to cut the moons. Start by placing the glass in one corner, place the glass mouth end down and press into the cake to the pan, that first piece is always up for grabs in my house, and its usually a battle.
Now this next picture is pretty blurry, but it was the only one I took and I wanted to be sure you saw the process, the empty hole. Now you will begin to slowly move the glass up just a crescent moon shape at a time, removing each little cake and placing it on the your serving plate.
Continue until all of the cake is cut. You will have some edges left at this point and they will be waiting in the wings to eat them. Hope you enjoy these sweet little cakes. Happy Valentines Day 2015 Thanks for stopping by.