Steamed vegan dumplings (Xiao Long Bao ‘小笼包’) with homemade wrapper😋. The filling is very flexible – add agar agar cubes for a soupy🥟 or omit it & fill them with just veggies. Happy cooking & have a lovely Saturday, friends.🥰
Recipe (yields 20-25 🥟)
🍃Soup cubes (optional):
~ 3 cups veggie stock
~ 3 slices ginger, 2 caps mushrooms (softened), 3 stalks scallions
~ 2.5 teaspoons agar agar powder (used @nowfoodsofficial )
✔️In a small pot with a drizzle of oil, sauté ginger, mushrooms & scallions until fragrant. Add in veggie stock, cover & simmer for 15 minutes, season with salt. Sieve stock to a pot & while stirring continuously, add in agar agar powder. Bring the pot to a low simmer & continue to stir & cook until mixture comes to just boiling. Turn off the heat & pour mixture into a plate & let set in the fridge. Cut agar agar into tiny cubes.
🍃Dough (recipe adapted from @chefsteps )
~ 3/4 cups bread flour plus more for dusting
~ 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1/2 teaspoon salt
~ 1/2 cup hot water with a drizzle of oil
✔️Add all dry ingredients in a food processor & mix well. Turn on food processor & add the water-oil mixture through the feed until all incorporated. Remove dough & knead on a floured surface until a smooth top forms. Cover & let dough rest for 15 minutes.
*Tip from Food52: If the dough is too dry, add water by the half-teaspoon to soften.
🍃Filling – finely chopped (use below or your favorite sautéd veggies)
~ 1 dried lion mane’s & 4-5 Shiitake mushrooms, soaked until soft
~ 4oz extra firm tofu
~ 1 teaspoon ginger
~ 3 stalks scallions
~ 2 teaspoons ShaoXing wine (optional)
🍃Sauce: 3 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon stir fry sauce, 1 teaspoon organic sugar, toasted sesame oil, salt
✔️In a heated nonstick pan with 2 teaspoons oil, sauté all ingredients until fragrant. Season with sauce & adjust taste accordingly. Let cool & add in cut agar agar cubes, then mix until well combined. ✔️To make the 🥟, divide the dough into 20-25 small balls. 👀🎥 on how to roll, wrap & pleat the dough☺️
✔️Steam 🥟 for 15 minutes under high heat & serve with black vinegar & ginger sauce🤤
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