Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu, which is an ancient festival considered “children’s day” in Vietnamese culture. It’s day to celebrate the harvest, spend quality time with your kids – spoiling them with toys, their favorite foods, paper lanterns & treats such as mooncakes. I wanted to make another batch of mooncakes today, but I didn’t have a lot of time so I came up with this quick and easy recipe on the fly and had all the ingredients on hand – only 4 ingredients needed and no baking or cooking involved. This version is obviously very untraditional, but they look beautiful and taste delicious – the flavor is very reminiscent of the cake coating on Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars. Be sure to look up at the sky tonight and enjoy the most beautiful full moon of the year!
The moooncake mold I used can be purchased here
Coat the bottom well with cornstarch before releasing from the mold