Chao Tze (Traditional Chinese Dumplings)

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Recipe: #35845

October 12, 2020

"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. NOTE refrigeration time of 1 hour not included in times. If you don't want to make your own dumplings dough you could use store bought round wonton wrappers."

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (60.9 g)
  • Calories 70.7
  • Total Fat - 2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 118.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 2.5 g
  • Calcium - 21.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre and add 105ml cold water and mix with 2 chopsticks, adding a little more water if needed, to bring the dough together.

Step 2

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic and then return to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to rest.

Step 3

Meanwhile, to make filling, combine mince, shallot, cabbage, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl and season and then set aside in fridge.

Step 4

Grease and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 5

Quarter dough and return all but 1 portion to the bowl and cover and then roll dough portion into a log on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 equal pieces and working with 1 piece at a time, flatten into a disc, dust a rolling pin with cornflour and roll out to an 8cm disc.

Step 6

Place 2 teaspoons of the mince mixture in the centre of the dough disc and brush the edges with water and then fold in half to enclose the filling, pleating 1 of the edges as you go and place on prepared tray, covering loosely with a damp tea towel and repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make approximately 24 dumplings.

Step 7

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook dumplings, in batches, for 5 minutes or until cooked through and using a slotted spoon to transfer to a serving bowl.

Step 8

Serve dumplings with the dipping sauce, chilli and extra shallot.


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