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Jul 24, 2014 11:57 AM

this is a good idea?

I have an idea for westernized soup dumpling... a cheese dumpling filled with tomato soup. Could I do this? is it a good idea? How would you go about doing it?

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  1. My first mental image is tomato soup all over a white shirt. No.

    1. So it would be a dumpling filled with cheese and tomato soup?

      1. Just start with a cheese ravioli recipe, and mix some gelatin with tomato sauce into your cheese mixture before enclosing it all in dough, and there you go.

        1. Not sure. But stanton social used to do a french onion soup dumpling. It was ok, but I'll take the real thing any day of the week.

          1. You never really know if it is a good idea until you give it a shot. It's a classic comfort food pairing so why not try. You may have to experiment with it for a while in different forms but that will part of the fun if you're into it. Shanghai is known for their soup dumplings so why not . . . .

            I wouldn't be stuck on it having to be a cheese dumpling filled with tomato soup. Maybe in the end you'll decide it needs to be a dumpling dough made with pureed sun dried tomatoes and filled with cheese . . . . or regular dough filled with a tomato cheese mixture . . . . . play with the combinations to see what works best.

            Like mentioned earlier, don't be afraid to play around with thickening up the tomato soup aspect too - gelatin/agar/etc/etc.

            Sounds like a fun project!