Qinghai Mooncake, Huangnan
Qinghai mooncake is out of the ordinary. It takes the carefully grinded bitter bean powder with nice color and taste ( It is also called fragrant bean in some place.) , red rice, curcuma as “food color.” After the superior powder has fermented, we should knead and roll out the dough. Then, we need to apply the dough with a layer of clear oil and spread a kind of “food color.” Next, we shall spread it out evenly, roll it, knead it into a round dough, spread it out with rolling pin again, applly clear oil again, and add another kind of “food color.” In this way, we knead the “food color” into the dough layer by layer for four or five times. Sometimes, we also add sugar powder, such as brown sugar. After it is steamed well, when you cut the mooncake, you can see eight or ten layers of mooncake. The mooncake is colorful and delicious.