Hey guys! Some of you have been asking about how Christopher and I make our dumplings, so I thought I’d hop on here and share the recipe we very loosely follow. (I say loosely because we really only used the recipe as a grocery list and didn’t really follow the directions at all.) Hope you all enjoy!
First of all, I would just like to throw it out there that dumplings are my favorite food. I’ve spent countless hours scrolling through Pinterest for a dumpling recipe that was easy to make, and for a recipe that doesn’t involve buying too many ingredients or kitchen gadgets. I’m a simple gal, and I like my dumplings pretty simple. When I found this recipe from Tasty, I knew it was perfect, and we ran over to Publix to get what we needed. (Minus some of the ingredients in that recipe, because we wanted it to taste a bit different! Also, I hate mushrooms so there was no way they were going into the dumplings.)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cups warm water (but you may need to add more if it’s too dry)
- a bowl of cabbage, sliced
- a cup of green onion, sliced
- a lot of garlic, minced (we love garlic in this household)
- 4 tablespoons ginger, minced
- a few glugs of soy sauce
- just a few drops of sesame oil
- ½ lb ground pork
After we made the dough and mixed the filling, we made some pretty uniquely-shaped dumplings and steamed them until they were fully cooked.
Heads up: we found out that you can also steam them in a rice cooker, and they also taste great when they’re pan-seared. We steamed them with one of the steaming attachments that came with our kitchen set.
The recipe makes a lot of dough, so if you’re not that hungry I’d probably cut that part in half. However, you could always make all the dough and freeze any extra dumplings for another day!
These dumplings came out so good, and it’s so worth all of the time it takes to make them. The best part about making dumplings at home is that you can put whatever you want in them, and you can make them as large as you want. Christopher and I will definitely make these many more times, switching up the recipes and trying to figure out how to consistently make the correct dumpling shape.
So what do you think? Will you try to make these at home? Let me know in the comments what your favorite type of dumpling is!
By the way, check out this IGTV video of Christopher and I making the dumplings at home!