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Easy Homemade Dumplings

homemade dumplings

It is very rare that I breakaway from my beloved cookbooks and try out a recipe on my own. I am a semi-confident cook but I am not so sure about my abilities in recipe developing. If you followed my last two postsyou’ll know that I am trying to be more fearless in the kitchen. I am attempting recipes that challenge me, in this case, I put a bet on myself that I could make a dumpling recipe that could become a weeknight staple.

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My first attempt was meagre and needed some fine tuning. My second attempt was more acceptable. We had some friends coming over for dinner and I used the third attempt with some further tweeking to make these delicious and easy dumplings. They were perfect. My friends and I felt like we were eating like kings and queens.

gow gee wrappers dim sim sumI have since fried them like a gyoza and wrapped them into wonton dumplings. I’ve dipped them into soy sauce and smothered them in my Homemade XO Sauce. Whichever way that I have served it I have been very happy with it. If you ever try out these dumplings please let me know how you go.

homemade dumplings recipe

Easy Homemade Dumplings
300g lean pork or chicken mince
150g raw prawns, diced
6 dried chinese mushrooms (shiitake will do)
2 spring onions, sliced finely
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
30 gow gee wrappers

Place dried mushrooms in a bowl and pour a cup of boiling water over it. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes. When ready, remove the stalks and finely dice the mushrooms. In another bowl mix all of the ingredients together (except for the gow gee wrappers). Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. When ready, place a tablespoon of mixture in the middle of wrapper, moisten the edges with little bit of water, fold in half to make a half-moon shape. Place the dumplings in a steamer for 8-10 minutes.

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  1. Prerna@IndianSimmer

    Even I was a bit reluctant at one time to share recipes on my blog which I developed but after you see how well people take it it always pushes you to move forward. Your dumplings looks perfect and the photos as usual gorgeous!

  2. yummychunklet

    Yum! I just got a new steam basket, so I’m excited to try this recipe!

  3. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

    Lovely shots as usual. You’ve made even this non meat-eating girl drool. We used to sell a lot of wontons like these at the Chinese restaurant I waitressed for in college. Maybe I can make a veggie version 🙂

  4. Heavenly Housewife

    Simply stunning! I doubt you could get better at many restaurants. You are so talented!!
    *kisses* HH

  5. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Perfect dumplings!

  6. kankana

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE dumplings and I can never ever get enough of it. These looks so tempting.. i think I am going to make these again.

  7. chocolatesuze

    gorgeous pics and yum i heart dumplings!

  8. Richard Elliot

    They look great.

    I made some pork and prawn dumplings a while ago. I wasn’t 100% happy with the results. The dumplings were good, but my accompanying soup wasn’t unfortunately!

  9. betty

    i made prawn mushroom and tofu dumplings once, and it was so much fun! seeing this post makes me want to make them again 🙂

  10. Joanne

    Congratulations on your homemade dumplings! They do look like they ended up absolutely perfect.

  11. Jay

    this is just awesome …yummy..
    first time here..love ur space..
    Am your happy subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..

  12. Juliana

    Oh! Homemade dumplings are the best…I am just too lazy so I buy the ready made…now seeing yours really make me feel guilty because you make it sound so easy 🙂
    Hope you are having a fantastic week!

  13. Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~

    Your dumplings look great, but the homemade XO looks fantastic! Will have to make that soon. I love homemade dumplings and it’s so nice to freeze the extra and pull them out for lunch or snack!

  14. Stevie

    I adore dumplings! Yours look so good! I could easily add more shrimp or something to make them pescatarian. Wow! I’m hungry now.

  15. Mika

    I love dumplings…and sesame oil…I love developing recipes!!! Sometimes it’s so frustrating, but when they work I’m so happy…I love that feeling… ^_^

  16. Toby

    O-M-JEEPERS, I adore dumplings – and they are so rarely done well. These look amazing Amy!


    Toby. x

  17. bonnie

    homemade dumplings are the best!! I love your pics!!

  18. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love your flawless pictures… so perfect to convince everyone how delicious these dumplings are! Arrhhh I want to eat these right now. Drooling….

  19. Joyti

    They sound delicious. Its great to try out your own recipes…risky but fun.
    The photographs are very nice too.

  20. sugarpuffi

    wow the dumplings looks great!

  21. Peachie

    Lovely pics and dumplings too! Somehow, the ones I make never look as good as yours so I will have to try making them again soon!

  22. Som

    I just got back from home in India and I am craving these so bad! We call the similar dumplings Momo and this time I did not get to eat them, and it remains a big regret. These photographs are making me crave them ever worse now.

  23. Mai

    wow, dumplings looks incredible! I want some right now! Awesome pictures too!

  24. Darkbyte

    Your dumplings look great. Will have to try them.

    My partner is allergic to mushrooms. Do you think it will change the flavour greatly if I leave them out?

  25. Shana

    Made 30 of these the other night (no. of wrappers in the pack) for four people and they were sensational – could have done with more. With the remaining mix I made 4 spring rolls using rice paper wrappers and deep fried them – also delicious. Thanks – the only recipe I’ll use from now on.


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