Sunday, June 14, 2009

My first daring cook challenge - Potstickers

I recently joined the Daring Kitchen - a group the tests your baking and cooking skills each month with a new challenge. What is great about this group is that there is that you try a new recipe each month and learn and develop new skills. It is a fun, non judgemental group. You can post in forums for tips and help with the challenge. Everyone is in it for the love of the food and cooking and baking.

This months cook challenge was hosted by Jen at Use Real Butter and called for you to make Chinese Dumplings/Potstickers. You had to make the wrappers yourself (no cheating by purchasing store bought wrappers).
I made the wrappers using whole wheat flour and filled them with a pork filling. They turned out great. Pleating the wrappers was a bit of a challenge for me, but all in all it was great recipe and a delicious meal!

The filling - Ground pork, bamboo shoots, green onions, ginger, shitake mushrooms, and cabbage


Getting the dough together
First disc of dough for wrapping


My dumpling - not the best pleats, but they will do


Dinner is served. Nice crispy bottoms. Served with dipping sauce and broccoli slaw.

14 comments:

Angie said...

Great job! This was my first challenge too, and I thought the pleating would be the end of me. Way to go!

Heather said...

These look very tasty. Sounds like a fun challenge!

jenskitchen said...

Yum. This was my first Daring challenge too. You did great!

Jen

Amy I. said...

Nice work on your first challenge! Weren't they yummy?! It's fun seeing what everyone else did with their dumplings :)

Jen Yu said...

Mmm! Those dumplings are soooo cute. I love how fat they are and that you made them whole wheat which is something I haven't gotten around to trying yet. Great job and especially for your first challenge. Here's to many many more :) Yay!

Audax said...

What a great job you did on your 1st challenge way to go and yes you are right the DCooks' are so much fun and everybody in it for the recipes and getting new skills. Wonderful effort and great photos and you did wholewheat even better. Cheers from Audax in Australia

Angie said...

Aw, thanks, Carrie! I loved your sweet comments--they totally made my day. As for the crash hot potatoes...I just realized I never blogged them, so now I've got to! Stay tuned, dude.

Laura said...

Looks like your dumplings turned out really well, great job!

Olga said...

What a great idea to serve them with slaw to counteract all the greasiness from the oil!

Connie Weiss said...

Great job! I didn't serve mine with anything and it was obviously missing something...what a great idea to serve with slaw!

Can't wait for the next recipe!

Mary said...

What a nice job you did. The dumplings and your photos of them look like they were done by s professional. Kudos.

singinghorse said...

Whole wheat wrappers yield more satisfying dumplings. I love them! Great job and congrats on your first completed DC challenge!

ice tea: sugar high said...

Great idea on using whole wheat wrappers. Sounds hearty and healthy. Great job!

Lisa Michelle said...

I've never tried a whole wheat wrapper dumpling, but yours make me want to. Love the slaw, and your dumplings and photos are great!