Pardon for the influx of food-related posts for toddlers as I slowly get into the groove and start heading back into the kitchen to whip up hopefully wholesome meals for the little one. Again, I ventured to making this after Mama Libby exclaimed that this was a winner for Sophie-doll. It’s always better to rely on tried-and-tested recipes with mini foodies giving their thumbs-up for it.
It so happened that I also purchased a set of home-made powders from Krystal Wee so this recipe was quite easy for me to follow closely. I made them for Bubba and because she’s still kinda of a small eater, the rest of the dumplings were for us to enjoy.
Simple Dumplings Recipe for Bubba and Mama
(Recipe adapted from Krystal Wee over at Food Sharing with Little One)
[Makes about 20 dumplings]
- 200gm of minced pork
- 2 water chestnuts, 1/4 carrot (chopped and diced)
- 1 small organic egg (or 2 quail eggs)
- 1 teaspoon of cornflour
- 1 teaspoon of homemade mushroom powder
- 1 teaspoon of homemade silverfish powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of homemade garlic powder
- 1/2 of sesame oil
- Mix the sesame oil, mushroom, silverfish and garlic powders, cornflour, egg, carrot and water chestnuts into minced pork. Mix well and set the marinated pork aside for at least 30 minutes.
- Wrap marinated meat with dumpling skin and set aside.
- Boil soup and place dumplings into soup for about 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside and serve dumplings hot/warm along with the broth.
It’s that simple. I made this along with some chopped kai-lan for Bubba.
Response was pretty positive too! She finished 3 of these dumplings for lunch and about 3.5 dumplings for dinner along with some rice plus the soup. I’m one happy Mama when Bubba eats.
As for the rest of the adults, I didn’t have sufficient broth to go round and wasn’t quite contented with the soup version of this. So I decided to toss these boiled wantons in chili oil.
For the sauce, I used about 1/3 cup of soya sauce along with 2 tablespoons of black vinegar and 2-3 tables of Sichuan chili oil (Lee Kum Kee), 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and chopped ginger slices.
Man, were they crazy good! Try them! Winner for both Bubba and Mama for sure! 🙂