Living in Taiwan, dumplings are all around. We can buy cooked , frozen, and freshly made. Wrappers (dough) are also available. Around the world, I know there are also Asian Store selling dumplings. But there are people prefer to make by themselves.
Out of curiosity, I made dumplings today! It was really a struggle making the dough and shaping it into a circle. In the beginning, I used dish to cut the edges. I think I made too thick, at the end everything stick to each other. I have to repeat the process by making it a little bit smaller and doing it one at a time. The stuffing inside is a little bit dry, but the taste is good! Next time I know how to do it better!
1 cup cold water
1 cup ground beef
2 scallion (chopped)
25g baby ginger
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
drop of spice oil (I used olive oil)
chili powder (optional)
Chop scallion and ginger. In a bowl, combine ground beef, scallion, ginger, and seasoning well.
Combine flour and water, knead into smooth, set aside for 10 minutes. Divide into small pieces, roll each dough into flat.
Place a teaspoonful of stuffing in the middle of the wrapper. Fold it into a dumpling,or put a loophole at both sides.
In a pan, heat 2 tablespoon of oil and fry the beef dumplings for about 4 minutes or until both sides golden brown.
Dumpling has something to do with New Year
Happy New Year to All!