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Alternate Folding Methods
If you're making dumplings
with several different fillings, you may want to fold each type of
filling a little differently, so that they're readily distinguishable
from one another once cooked. Any way you can get the filling snugly
encased will work fine, but here are a couple of ideas to get you
this method involves gathering up the wrapper in the center. You could
also make a triangle shape instead of this four-sided shape, simply by
pinching the sides of the wrapper up using three fingers. I like to use
this shape for deep-fried dumplings.
with the traditional method, hold the wrapper in one hand and wet the
circumference. Drop a small amount of filling in the center
in half and pinch at the center.
up the open ends and pinch at the center. Seal the edges shut by
2: Tortellini shape
This is a very
easy shape to make, and is essentially the method use for making
Italian tortellini. This works great for boiled dumplings, and
would look very pretty floating in soup.
Proceed with step 1
Fold the wrapper in
half and seal shut along the entire edge.
two corners together, lifting, the sealed edge up as pictured.
Pinch the two ends together tightly.
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