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Is there anything to be done with leftover CHINESE MOONCAKE?

ipsedixit Oct 30, 2006 10:08 PM

Well, the Chinese Moon Festival has been over now for almost a month.

I'm stuck with about 4 boxes of mooncakes (collectively, 30+ individual cakes).

Any idea of what to do with these suckers (other than eat them, that is)?

I don't play hockey.

I don't have a gun for target practice.

I don't have the patience to repackage and freeze them for next year.

Any ideas?

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    Diana Feb 9, 2007 02:24 PM

    usually red bean paste lotus root paste. Sometimes black bean paste. All are sweet.

    1. bitsubeats Feb 9, 2007 12:20 PM

      what are mooncakes stuffed with? I noticed that a bunch of them were on sale at my local chinese grocery.

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        Diana Feb 9, 2007 08:36 AM

        Read the post..freezing is something ipsidixt doesn't want to do!

        1. designerboy01 Feb 8, 2007 12:22 PM

          I wonder if you can freeze them?

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          1. re: designerboy01
            ricepad Feb 8, 2007 12:40 PM

            I'm thinkin' that by now, over three months later (10/30/06 to 2/8/07), freezing won't do any good.

            1. re: ricepad
              designerboy01 Feb 8, 2007 01:05 PM

              I agree, but just wondering if you can freeze them and keep them.

              1. re: designerboy01
                SkinnyChef Feb 8, 2007 08:47 PM

                Our family always just freezes our left over mooncakes. Pop them in the microwave to reheat - taste better than room temperature mooncakes.

                1. re: SkinnyChef
                  designerboy01 Feb 9, 2007 11:52 AM

                  Great so it does work!

          2. Miss Needle Oct 31, 2006 12:50 PM

            That's an awful lot of mooncakes! Why not a mooncake trifle?

            1. ipsedixit Oct 31, 2006 12:11 AM

              Do you guys think a food bank would want them?

              I tried giving one to a panhandler outside of my office building, but he (not so politely) declined ... NO JOKE.

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              1. re: ipsedixit
                chowser Oct 31, 2006 12:30 AM

                Any type of community resource center that has multicultural clients definitely. I work at a food pantry where the clients would LOVE them.

              2. chowser Oct 31, 2006 12:03 AM

                Maybe you could make a chinese mooncake bread pudding?;-) Or, deep fried mooncakes. Mooncakes on a stick. That's a lot of money spent on mooncakes. There must be someone you can pass them on to.

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                  Humbucker Oct 30, 2006 11:59 PM

                  Send 'em to me!

                  Maybe you could scoop out the fillings to make chinese dessert soups (tong soi).

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