How to make a Homemade Hopiang Hapon is an easy step by step guide on how to make your favorite hopia. In asian countries they call hopia as mooncake. I love hopia, it’s my childhood favorite merienda. I remember buying these in the nearest sari sari stores back in the old days. Nowadays, you can only find these hopias available in chinese pastry shop like Eng bee tin or in Binondo. Some supermarkets are still selling these special hopia. However, if you can’t find any store near, you can easily make your own homemade hopiang munggo at home. You can also sell these hopias!
How to make a Homemade Hopiang Hapon
500 grams red mung beans
water for boiling
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups refined sugar
2 cups flour
5 tablespoons lard
10 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Egg Wash:
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp egg white
Soak mung beans in water for 1 hour then drain. Place in pan with 8 cups of water over high heat until boiling, then lower heat to simmer afterwards.
Turn off stove when skins break and separate from the beans. Wash to remove skins completely then strain well to remove excess water.
Mix the oil and sugar with the beans and place in a saucepan.
Stir continuously while cooking until most of the liquid part has evaporated and the filling is paste-like. Set aside to cool.
Divide filling into 20 equal parts.
For Soft Dough:
Mix all ingredients for the soft dough until very smooth.
Divide the dough into 20 equal parts to make balls.
Using a rolling pin, flatten each ball of dough into a 3-inch diameter circle.
Put filling in the center of the dough, and fold the edges to the top and pinch to seal edges together.
Place each mooncake into the chinese pastry mold.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then bake mooncakes for 20 minutes.
Brush the top of each hopiang hapon with egg wash, about 5 minutes just before hopiang hapon gets cooked. Continue to bake it for 5 minutes more until your hopia becomes golden brown.
Remove tray from oven and let it cool completely.
Note: Please use the US standard measuring cups and spoon for accurate measurements versus the normal cups and spoon which is not accurate.