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how to make homemade dumpling wrappers


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Prep Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 32


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Step 1

Add 2 cups of flour to a bowl. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 2/3 cup of hot water. Gradually add the water to the flour while mixing with a spoon and checking the moisture level.

Step 2

Mix it by hand, squeezing and digging into the dough with your fingers, until the dough comes together, and knead with the heel of your hand until the dough is smooth but slightly stiff. You can adjust the dough by kneading in a little more flour or more water by a teaspoon or wetting your hands.

Step 3

Cover with a plastic wrap, and let it rest for 30 minutes to an hour. After resting, the dough should feel soft and smooth. (This is a good time to start making the filling.)

Step 4

Shape the dough into a rectangular/oval disk on a lightly floured work surface. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 3 long pieces.

Step 5

Roll a piece with both hands to make a thin log, about 1-inch diameter and about 8-inch long. Cover the remaining dough to keep it from drying out.

Step 6

Cut the log into 3/4-inch pieces (10 to 11 pieces). Press the cut side with your palm to flatten to a small disk. Dust and roll out each disk with a small rolling pin to a thin 3.5 to 4-inch circle. (You can also use a round cutter or wine glass to make a perfect round.) Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the remaining 2 logs. It’s best to make a few wrappers at a time and wrap the filling in. Always cover the dough and wrappers that are not being used.

Step 7

The dumpling wrappers can be stored for up to 2 days in the fridge. Dust each piece with cornstarch or potato starch before stacking up. Wrap the stacked dumpling wraps with a plastic, and keep it in an airtight plastic bag. You can also freeze the dough the same way.

Step 8

Blanch the spinach in boiling water. Puree in a food processor. Run it through a sieve, pressing with a spoon, to extract green juice, about 2/3 cup. Add water if needed. Heat it up in the microwave to about 170°F. Follow the same steps for the wrappers above.