Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dumplings Evolution

When I first started making dumplings, I took the easy way out - I simply pinched the edges together and made what looked like subtle waves with my fingers. The result was rather flat looking dumplings.

As I gained more experience in making dumplings, I decided to make pleats. The dumplings end up more plump. Sure, it took more time to make, but it's worth it in the end - every bite is full of filling, and the dumplings stand up on their own looking so pretty.

The pleats look impressive and professional. What I love is that they need not look perfect because you can hardly tell after they're cooked.

One day when I get a third hand to help with the camera, I'll share with you the step by step to making the pleats.

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