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.
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. )
This 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.
For the dough:
For the Filling:
Step 2: Meanwhile, prepare the filling ingredients
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.
Tip: You can pan-fried the dumplings to make potstickers. (I'll have this link be ready soon.)
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