Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Dawn Dumplings

dumpling dough

2c flour
1/2 c water

Mix until combined then knead for 5 minutes.
Add a tablespoon of water at a time if needed.

Let rest for 10 minutes.

Knead for another 5 minutes then roll out on a lightly floured surface.

Using a round cookie cutter or a glass cut into circles.


1lb ground beef
1lb pork (I used chicken)
2 cellery stocks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 c soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced

Mix the ground beef and chicken in a bowl. Add soy sauce, celery stocks, onion and ginger; mix well.
Place meat mixture into a skillet and brown. Chop the meat up as small as you can.

By tablespoon add the meat mixture into the center of the dough circle.

Fold top and bottom together and pinch.

Set up a steamer. Dont have one? Don't worry. Here is how I made mine.

I used a soup pot and a trivet. I put water in the bottom of the pan and place the trivet over the water.

Cover and place on medium heat, steam for 10-15 minutes.



  1. Now THIS I have made!! It's one of my favorites!! Might I also suggest a dipping sauce of soy sauce mixed with a little vinegar and a drop or two of chili oil. Or a mix of soy sauce and wasabi. Be careful, wasabi will clear out your sinuses FAST! The chili oil will linger but the wasabi hits hard and fast and then goes away :)

  2. I've tried wasabi and I couldn't handle it, at all. I do the soy sauce and vinegar dip you suggested. I was surprised at how easy these were to make. Even in my makeshift steamer, they were perfect.

  3. Yummy my favorite Dumplings! =D Thanks for the recipe Eden! <3

  4. My favorite sauce is like what Whisper suggested, but I like to offer choices. I have two others I make.

    One starts with the soy sauce and water, (about 1/3 cup each) then adds 1T sugar and 2t chopped ginger.

    The mustard dipping sauce is approximately 2 parts water, 1 part vinegar, 1 part sugar, 1 part dry mustard.

    I also find I can buy dumpling wrappers in many grocery stores. When they are that easy, I can make Mandu more often.


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