Simple, Easy Chinese Dumplings To Make At Home (Part 1)

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If you like to eat Chinese food, you will like this - DUMPLINGS. A Chinese friend told me that she trains her children to eat vegetables by serving them dumplings because you can hide a lot of vegetables in it. I thought that is such a brilliant idea, never thought of it before. If I knew long time ago, I would have made it often for my children, especially my second daughter, because she hates vegetables. If she has to eat vegetables, she would have to have a glass of water next to her. She eats her vegetables like taking medicine!

Well, today my children asked for dumplings which I’m happy because it’s simple and easy to make - only the dough and the filling. I’ll show you here.

Recipe for Dough
2 C flour
1/2 C water (slightly more)
pinch of salt

Put flour into a bowl. Add water slowly while stirring with fork or chopsticks at the same time. Then knead well and leave to rest 30 mins. While waiting for the dough to rest, prepare the fillings (next post). After 30 minutes, cut into 24 pieces. Roll each one out into a thin round. Sprinkle with flour to prevent them from sticking to each other.

Making dumpling dough

Making dumpling dough

12 pieces of small dumpling dough

24 pieces of small dumpling dough

A piece of rolled-out dumpling dough ready for wrapping filling

A piece of rolled-out dumpling dough ready for wrapping filling

That’s it. You can ask little children to help. They would enjoy all the rolling. Roll it thin for better taste. Keep learning and keep smiling. See you in my next post for the dumpling filling.

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Thought of the day……

“A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further then a great idea that inspires no one.”

Mary Kay Ash

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Melinda  on April 5th, 2010

Hi Mary,

I love dumplings, thanks for sharing.

Mary  on April 5th, 2010

@ Melinda - Thanks very much for visiting and comment, Melinda! :D

KOAYEC  on March 17th, 2011

what does 2C mean? Does C means cup? thks

Mary  on March 18th, 2011

@KOAYEC - Yes, C means cup. IC = 250ml water. It is very easy to use measuring cups. You can buy a set of these cups in supermarkets. They come in 1C, 1/2C, 1/3C and 1/4C. Have fun cooking :D

matshina  on June 15th, 2012

Thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to the filling

priya@ MyKitchenOdyssey  on October 23rd, 2013

I love dumplings .especially chinese ones :).The sauce they give with that is heavenly.Thanks for sharing mary

MyKitchenOdyssey  on November 24th, 2013

I love dumplings and are my favourite food when i visit chinese restarants .Flour you mean rice flour or all purpose flour ?

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