WATCH: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

By That's Shanghai, August 19, 2016

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To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is offering an exquisite selection of tempting mooncake delicacies from now until September 15th 2016.

Follow Pastry Chef Robin Sun of the hotel and learn how to make iced berry pomelo mooncakes. It's so simple that you can easily make these at home.

Vanilla Panna Cotta 

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

INGREDIENTS
Whipping cream    500g
Fine Sugar            150g
Gelatin sheet        15g
Vanilla stick           1pc            

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Add 500g of whipping cream, 150g of sugar and a vanilla stick; stir over a low heat. Soak a gelatin sheet in ice water until soft and add it in.
Step 2. Take one vanilla stick and slice down the middle, scraping out seeds inside. Add both to a pan.
Step 3. Gelatin sheet must be soaked one piece after another to prevent it going lumpy.
Step 4. Stirring continuously, bring to a boil and set aside to cool before pouring into molds.


Berry Jelly  

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

INGREDIENTS
Strawberry puree   250g
Gelatin sheet         15g
Fine Sugar             100g

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Add 500g of pureed raspberry and blueberry into a pan with 100g of fine sugar, and bring to a boil.
Step 2. Add another soaked gelatin sheet. Mix the puree and set aside to cool.
Step 3. Gelatin sheet must be soaked one piece after another to prevent it going lumpy.

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund


Iced Mooncakes Skin

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. For the mooncake pastry, make a 2:1 ratio of roasted glutinous rice flour and water. Knead until combined.
Step 2. Remove frozen jelly and panna cotta filling from mold, and press inside a round piece of dough until completely encased. Stuff into the mooncake mold; press and remove.

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Watch: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Iced Berry Pomelo Mooncakes are not sold in the hotel, however, the Waldorf Mooncakes feature a lot more flavors such as Rose Petal, Egg Custard, Egg Yolk and Crispy Red Bean Mocha. 

It comes in two packages: the Waldorf Deluxe Mooncake Gift Box (RMB288) which contains four mooncakes, while the Waldorf Luxury Mooncake Gift Box (RMB388) contains eight mooncakes.

WATCH: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

WATCH: Mooncakes at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Follow Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund by scanning the QR code below. Click here to purchase them now!

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