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The Cookstr Weekly: What Does a Dumpling Weigh?

May 16, 2013
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…Wonton! All joking aside, dumplings are a beloved staple across cultures, from wontons to kreplach to ravioli. For the purposes of this list, we’re defining dumplings as dough wrapped around some sort of filling, with the whole package meant to be consumed in a few bites. So matzo balls and gnocchi are out, for now. 

Dumplings of all varieties are something I should make at home all the time but don’t – the process of dough + filling seems more complex than it really is. Here’s hoping the recipes below inspire you towards at-home dumpling greatness. 

Warmest regards,
Kara Rota
Editorial Director
Cookstr

by Fuchsia Dunlop

In this recipe, you can choose to start by making your own simple dough for wonton wrappers, or use storebought. The wrappers are filled with baby bok choy and ground pork seasoned with sesame oil and rice wine, then the little bundles are steamed for a few minutes before serving. I like these dumplings because the shape is easy to create for even the beginning dumpling-maker, which is why I happily made trays of them during my first dumpling-making experience in college, while my roommate graduated to more complicated shapes.

More Dumpling Recipes from Cookstr

 Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

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Manti in Yogurt with Sizzling Paprika Butter by Greg and Lucy Malouf

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