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Steamed Pork Dumplings

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Steamed Pork Dumplings is a tasty pork preparation that is perfect to add to your party spread or you can even have that as a snack! Often, I make it as a special and romantic treat for my husband and me! If you try this Steamed Pork Dumplings recipe I am sure you will get hooked to it too!
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Cold water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Ground pork 1 Pound
  Dried black mushrooms/1/3 pound fresh mushrooms 5
  Hot water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (To Soften Dried Black Mushrooms)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Chinese cabbage/Other cabbage 1 Pound
  Minced ginger root 1 Teaspoon
  Minced green onion 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Soy sesame 1 Tablespoon
Directions

To prepare dough, place flour, salt and sesame oil in a large bowl.
Add boiling water; mix well with chopsticks or a wooden spoon.
Add cold water.
Knead dough until thoroughly mixed.
Cover with a cloth towel and let stand about 15 minutes.
Place ground pork in a large bowl.
If using dried black mushrooms, soak them in 2 cups hot water until soft, 15 to 20 minutes, then drain and remove hard stems.
Chop softened black mushrooms or fresh mushrooms into small pieces.
Add to pork.
To blanch cabbage, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a wok or large pot.
Add cabbage.
Cook 30 seconds; drain.
Quickly plunge cabbage into cold water.
Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
Chop cabbage into very fine pieces.
Squeeze out excess water.
Add chopped cabbage and remaining filling ingredients to pork and mushrooms; mix well and set aside.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until very smooth.
Shape into a long roll 1-inch in diameter.
Chop into 36 to 40 equal pieces.
Flatten each piece with the palm of your hand and use a rolling pin to roll out to a circle 3 inches in diameter.
Place 1 to 2 teaspoons filling in center.
Fold dough over filling to make a half circle.
Pleat edges and pinch together to seal.
Arrange as many dumplings on a damp cloth in a steamer as will fit without touching each other.
Cover steamer.
Pour 4 cups boiling water into a wok or large pot.
Place steamer over boiling water.
Steam over high heat 10 to 12 minutes, adding more boiling water as needed.
Let cool slightly before removing dumplings.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Pork

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