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Class Description

Location: In-person class, see each class listing for specifics

Length: 2.5 hours

Indulge in a captivating culinary adventure with our immersive Chinese Mooncake Cooking Class. Across a dynamic 2.5-hour session, you’ll craft traditional baked and snowskin mooncakes from scratch, using provided round and square molds featuring six exquisite designs. These molds are yours to keep!

Under expert guidance, you’ll master the art of mooncake dough use two enticing fillings: a sweetened-nut filling, and a modern cookies and cream filling. As your creations bake, delve into the rich history and significance of mooncakes, uncovering their role in the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated across China and Far East Asian countries.

All essential ingredients and equipment will be provided. You’ll depart not only with your freshly prepared mooncakes but also newfound knowledge, a set of molds, and a recipe packet for various mooncake fillings. Don’t miss this chance to explore tradition and flavor in one unforgettable experience. Reserve your spot today!

Class Agenda

-(0:15) — If you have specific questions about equipment or ingredients, I’ll be available 15 minutes before the scheduled start. Additionally, feel free to drop in early to meet other participants.  

0:00  Introductions and Overview

0:10 Mooncake Dough

Demo: Mixing and preparing Mooncake dough

Hands-on: Mix and prepare your Mooncake dough.

0:35 Mooncake History and Lore

Hands-on: Make your filling.

0:50 Mooncake Filling

Demo: Preparing the nut filling and portioning your dough and fillings

Hands-on: Make your filling, portion your dough and fillings.

1:25  Assembling the Mooncakes

Demo: Rolling the dough, and assembling the Mooncakes.

Hands-on: Roll your dough and assemble your Mooncakes.

1:55 Bake the Mooncakes & More about Mooncakes – Snow Skin Mooncakes

2:02 First Bake complete followed by a 10 minute rest, then apply egg wash

Hands-on: Apply egg wash to your Mooncakes

2:15 Second Bake – Mooncakes return to the oven

2:22 Second Bake complete

2:30 Done!

Actual times may vary!

Upcoming Classes

Join a group class!

Looking to join a class? Check out the calendar to see when the next class will be and to register!  Online class tickets provides one Zoom login to an online class for up to two (2) adults. In-person class registration are per person. If you have kids, they can join too, but please make sure they remain under your direct supervision at all times! Tickets are $69 (online)/$79 (in-person).

For online classes, I will provide recommendations for the purchase of a mooncake press. Purchase of the mooncake press is your responsibility. For in-person classes mooncake molds will be available for your use, and I will have mooncake molds available for purchase.

Create a private class!

If the published list of classes doesn’t fit your schedule, you can schedule a private class with Jeff in your home kitchen. Invite your friends! Make it a party! Private online classes are $379 for up to 6 people plus $59 per person thereafter. For in-person classes, the base cost is $419 for up to 6 participants. Additional participants would be $72 per person. Additional costs may apply depending on where the class is hosted. To schedule a private class, please contact Jeff directly:

Local Pick Up Info

Brunswick • 179 Neptune Drive • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program

All Thursday or Friday baking dates from 10AM to noon.

Brunswick • Bowdoin College • Polar Bear Statue

All Thursday or Friday baking dates from ~12:15-12:30PM

Yarmouth Farmer’s Market • 317 Main Street • Bickford Pavillion

All Thursday bake dates, 3-6PM.

June 13 • July 18 • August 15 • September 12 • October 10

Cumberland Farmer’s Market • 290 Tuttle Road • Cumberland Town Hall

Specific Saturdays, 10AM-1PM:

June 29 • July 6 • July 13 • July 27 • August 3 • August 10 • August 24 • August 31 • more TBA

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