Jiaozi is a traditional Chinese food that you must try if you love dumplings so much. You’ll love this heavenly jiaozi by itself or paired with a hot bowl of noodles.
- 3 cups of plain flour
- 1 cup of minced beef
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of dry wine/sherry
- White pepper
- 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 1 spring onion, minced
- 1 ½ cups of bok choy, shredded fine
- 4 tablespoons of bamboo shoots, shredded
- 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 clove of garlic, minced finely
- Place the flour in a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Take a cup of cold water and slowly stir it into the flour until a smooth dough is formed. Add a little more water if necessary. Knead the dough, shape it into a ball, and then set aside covered for ½ hour.
- Place the minced meat in a bowl and add the soy sauce and wine. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Stir the ingredients together gently to incorporate.
- Knead the dough and divide it into about 60 smaller balls. Roll each ball out to form a diameter circle of about 6 to 7 centimetres.
- Put a small portion of the meat filling in the centre of each roll of dough/wrapper. Wet the edges with water, fold the dough into a semi-circle shape, and pinch the edges together to seal. Repeat until all the dough and filling is used up.
- Place a large pan with water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add half of the dumplings stirring gently so that the dumplings don’t stick together. Bring the water back to a boil and add ½ cup of cold water. Cover and allow the water to come to a boil again. Remove cover, add ½ cup cold water, cover and bring to a boil.
- Remove the dumplings from the water and drain. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
- Optional: Stir fry the dumplings in vegetable oil.