I felt like today was the perfect day to add yet another Chinese recipe. Wait, come to think of it, this is the second recipe in as many weeks. Well, I really enjoyed the Chinese beef honey black pepper sauce recipe so why not add some chinese dumplings to the meal next time, huh?
This recipe only requires 2 ingredients, the hard part for me is waiting for the dough. Yeah, I am a very impatient person. However, I have developed ways to help with the wait time. In this case I just make the dumpling filling and when that is done, find something else around the homestead to do.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 4 cups all purpose floor
- 1 cup water
- mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- cutting board
- dish towel
- rolling pin
- dumpling filling
- large stock pot
- chinese black vinegar
- light soy sauce (optional)
- sesame oil (optional)
- fresh chili oil (optional)
Mix your flour and water in the mixing bowl, first with the chop sticks and then with your fingers. Flour your cutting board and knead the dough for at least 10 minutes. Place in the bowl, sprinkle some flour over the dough, cover with the damp dish towel and a lid. Leave to sit for at least 2 hours.
Remove from bowl, and knead again for another 5 minutes. Cover with the damp towel and the bowl for another 3o minutes. The dough should be smooth and springy, before you can remove a sixth and roll it into a roll an inch in diameter. Cut into 12 equal pieces and dust all sides with flour.
Press each one into a round disc, using the palm of your hand. Use the rolling pin, to roll it into a small super thin disc. Add a teaspoon of filling onto each disc, then press the edges together for a tight seal. You can cook your dumplings or freeze them for use on a later date.
To cook bring water to boil in the large stock pot, then add your dumplings into the boiling water. The dumplings will start to float to the top, at which point you should let them boil for an extra minute. They will fill up with air and you can scoop them out onto a plate ready to serve.
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