Since google results for "mooncake recipe" returns all Cantonese style mooncakes, here is my modified recipe. I can't remember where I got the original from, at least this modified version works consistently and tastes quite similar to the ones I got as child.
You need the following: + flour 4 and 1/6 cup + water 3/4 cup + lard 1 and 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons of honey + ground pork 300g + pickled mustard plant 1 and 1/2 pack ~ 50g
And start: 1. for the dough: mix 2.5 cup flour and 1/2 cup lard, 3/4 boiling water, 3 tablespoons of honey. Knead the dough. And put in fridge if room temperature is above 70F. 2. for the oil dough: mix 1 and 2/3 cup flour, 3/4 cup lard. Mix well and let sit for 30 min. If the room temperature is below 70F, let the oil dough sit in warm water bath. 3. mix pork, diced pickle, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/4 cup of water. Stir till sticky. 4. Flatten the dough. Shape the oil dough into a sphere and wrap the dough around the oil dough. 5. Flatten the big ball, and roll it up carefully from one side. 6. Repeat step 5 10 times. Preheat the oven to 375F. 7. Divide the dough into 16 portions. Flatten each one, put stuffing in the middle and wrap it up. Pinch to seal the seams. Put the finished product smooth side up on cookie sheet. 8. Bake 40 min. Broil for 3 min.