Bao Zi Beijing Dumplings

Chinese dumplings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ½ cup chopped leeks
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Dipping sauce:

  • 2 parts Shoyu soy sauce
  • 1 part Chinese old vinegar
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ginger, finely sliced into sticks
  • optional: chilli

Method

  1. Sift flour with salt and add about 1 cup water to make a nice, silky dough.
  2. Knead well, cover with a cloth.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Knead dough again and break into walnut sized balls.
  5. Flatten and roll into a thin pancake. Put 1 tbsp of filling on half of the pancake. Wet edge with water, fold over and press together.
  6. Place in a steamer on high heat for 10 mins, or boil in water for 10 mins.
  7. Can also be deep fried in hot oil until golden.
  8. Serve dipped in a mix of vinegar and soy sauce (see above).

Recipe by Hui Ming