Shitake Mushroom Dumplings

So remember last week I promised a vegetarian version of my Chinese New Year dumplings? Here they are, in all their meatless glory. In fact these dumplings are not just vegetarian but VEGAN - please don't tell anyone, because this is a meat-eating site. To be honest, I was (extremely) surprised by how good they tasted.  

Shitake Mushroom Dumplings
makes 50 dumplings



Holding a square wrapper in your left hand, place a teaspoon of filling in the centre

Fold the dumpling wrapper in half, bringing the edges together

Hold the edges of the dumpling between your thumbs and index fingers as shown, with the filled part of the dumpling towards you

Fold the dumpling in half again lengthwise, then curve the dumpling around your middle fingers as shown

Overlap the edges at the front and press to seal, using a little water if needed


Bring a large pot of water to the boil, then gently lower dumplings into the water six at a time. Cook for three minutes or until the dumplings float to the surface.
Serve with black vinegar for dipping.

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