Making Dough for Dumplings - what did I do wrong?
Tried making dumpling dough for the first time today and what a disaster! The dough just never seemed to get to the "elastic ball" consistency the recipe called for. Was too wet regardless of how much more dough i added to it.
what I did:
1. mixed 3 cups all purpose flour with tspn salt in a bowl
2. slowly mixed in 2 cups of boiling water in increments, whiles stirring the dough mixture.
3. Added a cup of cold water and continued to mix.
dough just never came together. What'd I miss?
the dough i made with great success from the first time i tried is was andrea nguyen's basic dumping dough.
10 oz flour (~ 2 cups)
3/4 cup just boiled water
make in fp in like 10 seconds.
Sounds like way too much water.
I always use a Delia Smith recipe for dumplings:
100g self-raising flour
Only needs about 3 - 4 tablespoons of water to bring it together.
This looks more like a recipe for papier mache paste than dumplings - it's got as much water as flour in it!
I'm assuming you're trying to make Asian style dumplings - I came across a recipe similar to this in a dumpling cookbook, and it was equally disastrous - I ended up with three times the amount I wanted by the time I had added enough flour.