Moon cakes.

IMG_0369.JPGIMG_0368This cooking project is a really simple and affordable. These are cooked regularly in our house a cross between a cake and biscuit. We decided to call these ‘Moon cakes’, along time ago when reading a book about a bear who ate moon cakes. The book inspired us to make our own moon cakes. Normally we just make circles, however on this occasion we decided to add some spacemen into the mix.

How to make.

Level: Easy.

Cost: Little.

Time: Approx.. 10 minutes prep, 10 minutes cooking time.


You will need: To make approx. 12

  • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour.
  • 100g (4oz) butter or margarine.
  • 100g (4oz) sugar.
  • 1 medium egg or we use ‘Oregon no eggs’ (As we have a egg allergy in our family).
  • 1 tablespoon of milk (you can swap this water if you rather).
  • 50g (2oz) Any flavour Jam.

To make: 

  1. Turn your oven on : 200C, 400F, gas mark 6.
  2. Grease two baking sheets.
  3. Rub flour and butter together, until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. . Stir in the sugar.
  5. Add the egg and milk. Mix all together.
  6. Sprinkle a clean work surface with some flour. Press mixture together to make a firm ball.
  7. Either cut and roll into balls or roll and use a cutter.
  8. Make a dent into each biscuit and fill with a teaspoon of jam.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes. They will rise and turn golden brown.
  10. Lift of baking sheet whilst hot, and leave them to cool before eating them.

Enjoy! emmas xxx

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