China: Jiaozi (Chinese dumpling)

Yuan Yuan Ren


3 Servings

1 hour 30 mins 

Ingredients for dumplings

Laba garlic vinegar


3. Knead the dough into a stick the diameter of a table tennis ball and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Knead with some flour and roll each piece into a ball.

4. Roll out each piece of dough into a circular wrapper about 3 inches in diameter.

5. Put about 1 spoonful of the mixture on each dumpling wrapper positioning it so when the wrapper is folder over it is flat on one side. Wet the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper over the filling into a half moon shape and pinch the edges to seal.

6. Put a big pot of water on to boil. Add half the dumplings at a time, giving them a gentle stir so they don't stick together, and cook till they float to the surface. Add 1/2 cup of cold water and bring back to boil. Repeat this three times and they are ready. Remove with a slotted spoon and serve.

7. Serve with laba vinegar.

Laba garlic vinegar

8. Peel, clean, and dry the garlic cloves.

9. Put into a jar.

10. Fill with vinegar (adding chili for more spice if you wish) and close jar tight. Store in a cold, dark place.