Traditional craftsmanship of moon cakes

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Traditional craftsmanship of moon cakes

Traditional Craftsmanship of Moon Cakes. Craftsmanship of Guo Dulin's Jin-style Moon Cakes

Declaration area or unit: Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province

Guo Dulin Jin-style moon cakes are Shanxi specialty. They are simple in shape, mellow in taste, crisp and refreshing, sweet but not greasy. They are famous for their crispness, delicacy, sweetness, mellow and harmony.

The craftsmanship of Guo Dulin's Jin-style moon cakes can be traced back to the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, which has a history of more than 300 years. During the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, Guo Dulin's moon cakes have been well-known in Jinzhong, Taiyuan, Datong, Linfen and other places, and become a gift of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Guo Dulin's moon cakes are exceptionally elaborate in the selection of raw materials and accessories, unique in skin kneading techniques and filling manufacturing techniques, unique in shape of the baking oven, completely dependent on manual control of baking temperature, after baking, the moon cakes are more rich in flavor and have a good taste through cellar ring ripening. Guo Dulin's moon cake production retains the traditional skills of Shanxi folk cake industry since Ming and Qing Dynasties, and its special technology of "filling with noodles" shows the characteristics of northern cake making techniques.

As the authentic inheritor of Jin style moon cakes, Taiyuan Shuangshuang Synthetic Food Co., Ltd. has made important contributions to the development and continuation of this kind of moon cakes. Due to the adjustment of crop planting structure in recent years, the yield of white wheat and other crops has decreased sharply, resulting in the lack of raw materials for Jin-style moon cakes. However, the traditional hand-made way makes it difficult for manufacturers to mechanize mass production. In this case, the living space of Jin-style moon cake making technology is difficult to expand, and it is urgent to protect.

Traditional craftsmanship of moon cakes. Angel Cantonese moon cakes craftsmanship

Declaration area or unit: Guangdong Angel Food Co., Ltd.

Cantonese moon cakes, also known as "Guangdong moon cakes", are an important type of Chinese moon cakes. They are named for their origin in Guangdong and are mainly sold in Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi. Due to the early opening up of Guangdong in modern times, Cantonese moon cakes first went abroad and were sold to overseas Chinese settlements in Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. They were well-known both at home and abroad in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China.

Angel Cantonese Moon Cake is an important branch of Cantonese Moon Cake. It originated from the Yongji Cake Shop of Liang family in Xinhui in Qing Dynasty. After several generations of inheritance and development, its skin production, filling boiling, filling, baking cake and other processes can be unique. Angel Cantonese style moon cake filling is mainly composed of lotus seed, bean paste and salted egg yolk. The moon cake skin is thin and filling rich, moisturizing and soft. The pattern of cake surface is exquisite and elegant. It has bright oil, golden yellow color, salty and sweet taste, and delicious and mellow taste. From the pie skin, Cantonese moon cakes are divided into syrup skin, crisp skin and ice skin, with syrup skin as the main type. This kind of cake skin is soft and moist, and its color is golden red. The sweet cakes with bean paste filling, salty cakes with seafood and sweet and salty cakes with stone nuts are all mooncakes with syrup skin.

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