I bought these dessert molds in Hong Kong last year as gifts for my two little ones. All this time I thought they were mooncake molds. My kids know mooncakes well and like to eat them around the Mid-Autumn Festival. But I never figured out how the mooncakes got to be so thick when these molds seemed so shallow.
Well, that’s because they aren’t mooncake molds at all. Without even seeing them, a friend told me the other day that they must be almond cookie molds. And that all made perfect sense once I thought about it. (I’ve only used these molds to make shortbread, which worked pretty well since all that butter greases up the wood and allows the dough to pop out of the mold quite easily.)
Have you ever been completely mistaken about something you were sure you were an expert in? This wasn’t my first time and certainly won’t be my last!
Now I hope my English class from Monday will forgive me for teaching them the English word for mooncake and showing them these molds as examples!