It may seem like a challenge, but making your own dumplings is really simple with our easy step-by-step recipe. Served with a homemade dipping sauce for an added kick, our easy pork dumpling recipe makes a flavoursome starter, sharing dish or canapé.
Sift 175g plain flour into a mixing bowl, then add 175ml boiling water. Stir with a wooden spoon until it comes together as a dough. Dust a work surface with flour and knead the dough for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with clingfilm and set aside to rest.
Meanwhile, make the pork and chive filling. Put 300g minced pork, 75g finely chopped cabbage, 1 tbsp grated ginger and 15g finely chopped chives into a bowl. Season with 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce and ½ tsp ground white pepper. Mix well, then cover and set aside in the fridge until needed.
Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll each piece of dough into even-sized log shape, then cut each log into 12 equal pieces. Dust a work surface with flour, then roll each piece of dough into a thin circle. Use a 9cm round cutter to cut each circle to an even size.
Dip your finger into a little water and dot water around one half of the outside of the circle. Put 1 heaped tsp pork and chive filling in the middle of the circle. Lift up the dough around the filling and pinch together, then crimp the folded edge of the dough into four even pleats. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
Make the dipping sauce by mixing together 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar and 1 tsp chilli oil.
Cook the dumplings in two batches. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil to a frying pan with a good fitting lid. When the oil is hot, add 12 dumplings, flat-side down and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Add 100ml water to the pan, cover and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook until all the water has evaporated. Repeat with the remaining 12 dumplings.
Sprinkle the dumplings with some chopped chives to garnish and serve with the dipping sauce.
Calories 114kcal (6%), sugar 0.8g (1%), fat 4.8g (7%), saturates 1.2g (6%), salt 0.55g (9%), based on 24 servings.
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175g plain flour 300g minced pork 75g finely chopped cabbage 1 tbsp grated ginger 15g finely chopped chives 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp chilli oil 2 tbsp vegetable oil