Hi all Taobabes and Taodudes! This is just a quick reminder to all those who are going to be making Trung Thu cakes to start soaking them eggs!
Here’s how you do it.
8 cups water
4 Tbs salt
1/2 cup of wine (any old cooking wine will do)
1 tsp sugar
4 star anise cloves (optional)
1 cardamon pod (optional)
Bring water to a rolling boil.
Add salt, wine, sugar, anise and the cardamon.
Allow to boil for a few minutes and then turn off the heat.
Allow the salt water to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, gently place eggs in a large jar.
Then pour the salted water over the eggs until completely covered.
Make sure the eggs are completely submerged in the water. Use some object like a small bowl or plate to place on top of the eggs. I sometimes ball up a wad of aluminum foil and shove it into the mouth of the jar to keep the eggs under water.
Cover tightly and set aside until 3 days before Trung Thu.
And we will be back with the cake directions at that time. Enjoy the rest of the summer, y’all.