"Pastry" Shell:
-1 cup wheat starch
-2/3 cup rice flour
-1 cup boiling water
-2 tbs oil

*Mix flours together and stir in boiling water. Let dough rest until cool enough to handle and knead in oil to make a smooth dough. Divide into 12 portions.

Filling:
-1/2lb ground pork
-1 carrot
-1/2 onion
-2 shitake mushrooms
-cilantro
-1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper
-1 tsp each: soy sauce, sugar
-2 cloves of garlic
-few slices xá xíu (chinese bbq pork "cha siu", optional)

*Dice carrot, onion and bbq pork. Soak mushrooms in water for a few hours to hydrate and cut into thin slices. Mince garlic and cilantro, mix everything together and divide into 12 portions.

What to Do
:
Flatten the wrappers and wrap the filling. Use a rose dumpling tweezer to pinch the dough to form petals (can use you fingers if you don't have the tool). Steam dumplings over high heat for about 15-20 mins, lifting the lid of the steamer every 5 mins to release excess steam. Serve with fish sauce.

Rose Dumpling "Tweezer"

Comments (7)

On 4:33 AM , Anonymous said...

Hi TT,

The dumplings look very nice and yummy but I can't still imagine how to form those petals for the dumpling. Did you do one petal at a time then connect them together?

Thanks for sharing those recipes!

thi

 
On 12:58 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

Thi,

when you wrap the filling you get a round "dumpling". Just pinch the dough to make petals, 1 pinch = 1 petal. I guess it's one of those things you have to learn by doing.

 
On 10:26 AM , Anonymous said...

Hey tt,
I am also confused on how to form the rose.

Is it too much to ask you post step by step picture?

Thanks,
Thu

 
On 10:31 AM , hoangtam/tt said...

it actually is too much to ask that i take pictures on how to make the roses as I don't make these dumpling often. My advice is to just do it, experiment, play with your food and you'll figure it out.

 
On 9:06 AM , lilyng said...

tt

i never had much success with this pastry skin and i am going to give this one a go. wish me luck.

did you get the tweezer from the asian stores?

 
On 11:31 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

lily,
yeah i bought the tweezers from a local asian store. You can use the dough recipe to make dim sum steamed shrimp dumplings by replacing rice flour with tapioca starch.

 
On 4:23 PM , Anonymous said...

TT,

You are very talented. This is a perfect example of how creative you are. Keep up the good work.

Nina