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.