I just bought a Dumpling Press - now what?!
Our local kitchen supply store had a tent at our fair and I bought a trio of dumpling presses. They're cheapies, but for the amount that I'll actually use them, it was worth the $3.
Small = 2 1/4" diameter
Medium = 3" diameter
Large = 3 3/4" diameter
My 7yo daughter has requested cheese ravioli, the hunny has requested potato cheddar pierogies and I want to do some kind of pumpkin ravioli with sage brown butter sauce. The 7yo has also requested homemade playdough so she can play with it. Thinking I may give her Pie Dough instead and we'll make hand pies.
So now the fun part of - what would YOU make first?
Fruit pies. Bake or fry and serve with ice cream. Use filling out of a can and there will be no problems.
Great toothsome introduction for all.
Deep fried cheese wontons.
Make the largest size, put a bit of mozarella in it and deep fry until crunchy, serve hot dusted with icing sugar, being careful of the molten cheese.
(my favourite restaurant, a north-western chinese place, makes these as a dessert. You have to order them in advance, when you make the reservations, but boy are they good!)
WOW! Thanks guys for all the ideas! Jamaican patties sound delish. My mom suggested making some kind of turnover thing with sweet potatoes.
Can't wait to actually try it, I promise to post pictures if/when I do.
Keep 'em coming!
I have a little set like that, too, it's really fun to make little food. :) Resist the urge to overfill!
I'll be making cherry hand pies this afternoon with the large one.