Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pan Seared Meat Dumplings (鲜肉馅饼)

Hi there all! Almost seems a little foreign when I want to start a new post on my blog. :P Haven't blog for more then a week now. ;P Been busy with kids and house, so just didn't quite find the energy to write up a post at the end of the day, although I am still cooking/baking away. But I figured I can't just dump and ignore my blog altogether now, at least not yet, hahaha! Anyway, bare with me and I will try to post when I can and I thank those new followers and regular readers for their support!

Today's recipe was actually done awhile back but only manage to post up now. It's actually a Chinese dish which are usually served in dim sum restaurants, call Pan Seared Meat Dumplings (鲜肉馅饼). Traditionally, these dumplings are filled with pork, but I will leave the meat choice to you, chicken, pork or even beef, whichever you fancy. (^_^) Sometimes these dumplings can be filled with chives (韭菜) and thus it will be called chive dumplings (韭菜馅饼).
You most probably have seen and tasted these dumplings before, but perhaps the shape of it might differ. Some might look more like a mini curry puff shape which most of us know them as 香煎饺子. Whatever the shape might be, I think these are pretty delicious and worth making them at home.
I got the recipe from Carol's book "麵點新手必備的第一本書 ". There are so so many recipes that I want to try in there, but gave in to this one. ;)

Ingredients for Pan fried Meat Dumplings (鲜肉馅饼) - makes about 16
Filling:
500g mince meat (I used pork)
3 to 4 sprig of green onions
3 slices of ginger minced
50 ml chicken stock

Seasoning:
1 tbsp Chinese rice wine (米酒)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Dumpling Skin:
300g plain flour
100ml boiling water
80ml water
1/4 tsp salt
  • To make the filling, mix everything together using chop sticks to stir in. Make sure the chicken stock is completely mixed it. The meat should be soft and pasty like.
  • Add all of the seasoning into the meat mixture. Again mix till all is well combined. Chill in fridge for later use.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add in the flour. Make a well in the center and pour in the boiling water. Then use a wooden spoon and stir in the flour. Mix till combined and then add the rest of the water in.
  • Knead till the dough comes together to form a smooth and non sticky dough. Cover with damp cloth and let rest for 20 mins before use.
  • Divide the dough into 16 portions. (I like mine bigger) Roll the portions round, cover and let rest for 10 mins.
  • Take a portion of the dough and roll it flat into a round flat circle. Place a tbsp of the filling in the center. Seal up the dumpling by pleating the edges to the center. (see picture) Seal the opening and press lightly to flatten the dumpling. Repeat for all the other portions.
  • Heat up a pan (I used my HappyCall pan) with a tsp of cooking oil at medium-low heat. Place about 8 dumplings in and cover the lid. Cook for about 5 minutes. Then open lid and flip the dumplings and cook for another 5 minutes or so. Note that because HappyCall uses pressure cooking, so it tends to cook faster then normal pan. Please adjust the timing as per needed by checking the seared surface, it should be golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and serve immediately with thinly sliced ginger and vinegar.
Once you take a bite, you will taste the crispy skin follow by the juicy and meaty interior. And you won't be able to stop at just one. ;)
I love eating with ginger and vinegar... it brings out the sweetness of the meat. ;) In fact, call me weird but I love vinegar in several of my food, lol!
I am happy to submit this to this month's Aspiring Bakers #19: Dim Sum Affair (May 2012) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker。 
Thanks for staying on the read my post. Have a great day all! Plus good luck to all the students that are having their exams now! ;)

32 comments:

Hody Loh said...

so yummy.....

ReeseKitchen said...

Woo...looks so yummy! It looks like something I ate in Taiwan..(Jien Bing)!!
You are much much more hard working with your blog than me! Look at me.....soooooo quiet..LOL!! Hope to post something soon..;p

DG said...

Drooling .... Reserve some for me if any .... but I doubt so hehehee :)

Elin said...

Bee Bee...I am drooling just looking at the screen. How I wish I could grab a few from the screen and get the real thing :p Yours look good ! Thumbs up and I have bookmarked it ! :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I am salivate look at your dumplings, ya, dip it with ginger and vinegar, simply delicious. You have plait it so even and beautiful

Vivian Pang said...

So tempting! Especially goes with chilies dipping sauce.

Passionate About Baking said...

Wow! Looks really nice and good. I like the way you seal the dough, very professionally done.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我也好久没上帖了
都在休息

我要吃这个:)

Quay Po Cooks said...

These dumplings look special and you did a nice job on plaiting them. Looks very professional.

quizzine said...

I like all my meat dumplings with tons of vinegar and ginger slices! Yours look succulent ...yummy ;))

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I want 10 pcs, can?

lena said...

I want to bookmark this.. you know, last month i had a mild food poisoning and i suspected it was these dumplings that i ate at a foodcourt, so i told my mum i must try to make it someday. But got no experience in making these dumplings..see when..i would really like to try making them.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for dropping by Hody!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

My friend, you have been busy baking Royden cake! Thanks and don't sweat it on posting la. I'm also getting relaxin it, lol!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Heehee , Doris, you know me well...it's all gone indeed. ^_^

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hahah, thanks Elin! I guess we take turns drooling over other bloggers screen don't we? Hope you will like this recipe!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Yes yes, vinegar and ginger is the perfect condiment to go with these! Thanks for dropping by Sonia!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Vivian! Oh yes, adding sliced chilli into the condiment will surely give it a kick, yum!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Jane!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

嘻嘻,我也在想念蓝蓝鲸鱼的帖文了。不过休息比较重要啦!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks quizzine!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wendy, sure can!! Lol! :))

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Lena, I'm sorry about your bad experience. Yeah, hopefully u will get a chance to try making the dumplings on your own. Take care my friend!!!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Looks absolutely delicious & beautifully presented! Will certainly bookmark this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day! :)

My Little Space said...

Bee, Good morning! Gosh, just had my breakfast & your dumplings are making me hungry again.
Hope you're having a great week ahead, dear.
Kristy

soh said...

Hi thank you for sharing, I made this dumplings, it turn out so yummy, my family love it, only thing I cann't seal up by pleating the edge nicely.
Once aginst thank you.

Zoe said...

My son is a big fan of meat dumplings and I bet that he will love me very much if I cook this. Thanks for sharing this brilliant recipe!

Janine said...

i'm also salivating!! reminds me of the jian bao in tw too!

Elin said...

BeeBee.... Happy Mother's Day to you. Have a wonderful day with your kids and hubby !

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Happy Mother's day to you, BB.

Li Shuan said...

The pan seared meat dumplings look absolutely delicious!

yummyfoodbook said...

Hi,

The pan seared meat dumplings look yummy. Your instruction on the recipe is very clear. I will definetly try them too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Cheers,
yummyfoodbook