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Chinese Dumpling Recipe, A Recipe for Fun and Taste!

   

Dumpling recipes are for fun and taste! This Chinese dumpling recipe will let you experience it. It's one of the best Chinese food recipes that give you wonderful one dish dinners.

You'll know why Chinese like to have dumplings for Chinese New Year and other gathering occasions. Yeah, celebrate life TOGETHER!

Chinese dumplings are called Jiao-zi in Mandarin. The wrappers shaped round which means reunion in Chinese. This gives dumpling-making a deeper, meaningful dimension.

Chinese Dumplings are also for good luck and prosperity. They look like silver ingots, a Chinese currency that was used until the 20th century. It's believed that the more dumplings you eat during New Year celebration, the more money you can make in the coming New Year. (See Chinese New Year food here. )

Chinese DumplingsThis Chinese dumpling recipe will bring you a very fun activity for a leisure day if you have kids, a good luck wish to you in any day no matter you celebrate Chinese New Year or not. Why not playing the real dough together with your loved ones instead of playing play-dough? You'll have something very tasty to eat after the playing.

It's also good for couples and lovers to have some quality time together. Chatting and playing, fun, delicious and with prosperous wishes!

There are many Chinese dumpling recipes. Today, let's try this one.

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • All-purpose flour -- 3 cups
  • Cold water -- 1 1/4cups
  • Salt -- 1/4 teaspoon

For the Filling:

  1. Ground pork or beef -- 1 cup
    ( because of the meat, Chinese dumpling recipes are also considered pork recipes and beef recipes. You can make it a veggie recipe by substituting the veggies you like.)
  2. Soy sauce -- 1 tablespoon, (use organic soy sauce if possible.)
  3. Salt -- 1 teaspoon
  4. Chinese rice wine or dry sherry -- 1 tablespoon
  5. Ground white pepper -- 1/4 teaspoon
  6. Sesame oil -- 3 tablespoon
  7. Green onion -- 1, finely minced
  8. Napa cabbage -- 1 1/2cups, finely shredded
  9. Bamboo shoots -- 4 tablespoons, shredded
  10. Fresh ginger -- 2 slices, finely minced
  11. Egg -- 2, (optional)
  12. Garlic -- 1 clove, peeled, finely minced
For the Dippingg: Optional, see Here.

Instructions:

Step 1:

  • Mix the salt and the flour. Stir in the cold water slowly to make a smooth dough.
  • Knead the dough into a smooth ball.
    (Tip: Cover the dough with a moisture paper towel and to let it rest for about 30 minutes. The dough is working itself into good condition when it's resting.)

Step 2: Meanwhile, prepare the filling ingredients

  • Mix the ingredients #2-#5 with the meat, stirring in one direction and in circle.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring in the same direction to mix well.

Step 3:

  • knead the dough again until it forms a smooth ball. Divide the dough into 60 pieces. Form each piece into a ball and press it. Then roll each piece out into a circle about 3-inches in diameter.

  • Place a small portion (about 1 level tablespoon) of the filling on the middle of each wrapper. Fold the dough over the filling into a half moon shape and pinch the edges to seal. (Some people find that to wet the edges of the wrapper can make the job easier). Continue with the remainder of the dumplings until you finish.

  • When you've made enough ready-to-cook dumplings, boil water with a large pot. Add half the dumplings, giving them a gentle stir so they don't stick together. You can continue to make the rest when the pot is working.

  • When the water comes to a boil again, add 1/2 cup of cold water. Cover and repeat. When the pot come to a boil for a third time, the Chinese dumplings you've made are ready for your enjoyment.

  • Remove the dumpling from the pot. Here they are, you've made the Chinese dumpling recipe your real dish! It's time to ENJOY!

Tip: You can pan-fried the dumplings to make potstickers. (I'll have this link be ready soon.)

 

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