VG, V, DF, NF
Ever crave something so bad, and then found a way to make it fit your lifestyle? These dumplings will hit the spot with every bite. Each bite filled with so much flavor. A perfect balance between savory and sweet. Worth the time it takes to make.
-Prep Time: 3 hr
-Cook Time: 10 min
-Total Time : 3hr 10 min
1-1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
1/2 Cup Room Temp. Water
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/3 Block Firm Tofu
1/4 Cup Shredded Carrot
1/4 Green Pepper Diced
1/4 Small White Onion Diced
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp Dried Basil
1-1/2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
1 Tbsp Pure Cane Sugar
Medium Frying Pan
2 Medium Bowls
“I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends." -- Cindy Morgan
Step 1. In a medium bowl add flour and mix in 1/4 tsp salt. Mix in water, a little at a time until dough starts to form.
Step 2. Knead in bowl until flour is well incorporated. About 2 minutes.
Step 3. Dust counter or a large cutting board with a little flour and transfer dough from bowl and continue to knead dough for about 10 minutes.
Step 4. Get a medium bowl and dust with flour. Place dough in bowl and cover with a damp dish towel or damp paper towel and cover with lid. Let dough rest for 1- 1/2 hours.
While dough is sitting start working on your tofu filling.
Step 5. In a medium bowl mash tofu. Mix in carrots, green peppers, onions and sesame seed. Mix well.
Step 6. Next, mix in rest of salt, black pepper, basil, sesame oil, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sugar and lime.
Step 7. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes to marinate. While tofu mixture is marinating, heat frying pan under medium heat.
Step 8. Drain excess liquid from tofu mixture and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Set tofu mixture aside until time to fill dough.
Step 9. Dust counter or large cutting board with a little flour and transfer dough from bowl. Knead dough for about 3-5 minutes. Cover dough with damp dish towel or damp paper towel and cover with bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Step 10. Dough should be smooth and springy. Cut dough into half and roll each half into a (1 inch) long stick. Cut each stick into 6 pieces. Dust both side of dough pieces with flour. Cover un-used dough so it doesn't dry out while rolling the wraps.
Step 11. Working one at a time press dough into round disk. Roll into a round sheet slightly thinner than a CD.
Time to wrap dumplings
Step 12. Fill a medium pot halfway with water. Set water to boil under medium heat.
Step 13. Fill each wrap with about 1 Tbsp of tofu filling.
Step 14. When wrapping dumplings make sure to seal tight.
Step 15. Once all dumplings are wrapped water is boiling, add dumplings one by one to boiling water. Stir gently to make sure dumplings don't stick to the bottom the pot.
Step 16. When dumplings start floating to the surface, continue boiling for about 1 minute. Dumplings will be ready when they are filled with air and swollen. Transfer to plate immediately (very important).