“Songpyeon ”/송편/松糕 Korean Rice Cake
8/9/2014 ( Lunar Calendar is August 15th ) is the Thanks Giving Day in Korea, we call it " Chusok/추적". This year, my daughter is helping me for making "Songpyeon/송편/松糕“。I think now is the time for me "to retire" ^-^, she can make far better than me ,share with you the Songpyeon made by my daughter......
今年农历八月十五的中秋节是在 8/9/2014，韩国人称中秋节为 “秋夕/Chusok“。今年，女儿帮了我做“Songpyeon/송편/松糕“。 也许已是我该 ”退休“的时刻了^-^, 她的手艺远超于我，与您分享她所做的松糕。。。。
" Chusok/추석/秋夕" or Korean Thanksgiving Day, one of the biggest national holidays of the year。 For centuries, it has been common to see an entire Korean family sitting around kneading " songpyeon"( a form of tteok or rice cake) while chatting happily,just one or two days before celebrating this holiday.
"Songpyeon/송편/松糕“ is a stuffed "tteok". Depending on the region, some places use potato or sweet potato starch to make songpyeon instead of rice grains. the ingredients used to stuff the songpyeon also vary from family to family. Some put red beans,chestnut,jujube or sesame seeds.
There are stories that have passed from generation to generation about the making of songpyeon :
For the mum or grandma， will tell the grand daughter, " you will get a beautiful child if you makes the songpyeon in beautiful shape".
For the unmarried, they can find a beautiful wife or a handsome husband when the songpyeon they make has a beautiful shape......
一代传一代，流传了有关“松饼”的故事：老一辈的妇人家，都会对晚辈女儿家说 ”手儿巧，搓个美松饼，将来好生个漂亮的娃娃 “。