How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings

April 10th, 2010 in Tips, Advices & How-to by
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Total cooking time: 30min  
How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings

How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings

Usually to prepare dumplings you need just 3 things: dough, stuffing and inspiration.

Below you will find simplest recipe for dumplings dough: only water, salt, all purpose flour and some time for kneading are needed to prepare it. And because there is no egg included this dough tastes soft and tender.

As for stuffing it is all up to you, you may cook dumplings filled with one or multiple kinds of minced meat or fish (such as “pelmeni” or “manty”) or “varenyky” / “vareniki” or “pierogi” which are filled with sweet (various berries or fresh cheese with sugar) or savory (sauteed cabbage/ sauerkraut, potatoes, potatoes and mushrooms, potatoes and fresh cheese) stuffing.

And as for inspiration – I can’t really advice you anything here, but since you are reading this post and decided to cook dumplings, I believe you’ve already found yours.

Ingredients:

  • About 6 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups of warm water
  • 1 tbs of salt

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Dissolve 1 tbs of salt in 1.5 cup of warm water (on the picture below I had 2 cups and that produced a bit too much of dough, so I reduced it for the recipe):
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 1

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 1

  2. Pour about 3 cups of all purpose flour to a big deep bowl and pour all salted water:
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 2

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 2

  3. Mix flour and water with spatula or fork in circular motions until mixture become homogeneous:
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 3

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 3

  4. Then start adding more flour and keep stirring; continue adding flour until mixture should get less liquid (I did mix in about 2 cups of flour that way to get dough to consistency good enough to start kneading):
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 4

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 4

  5. Pour a bit of flour on big wooden board (if you don’t have one – just knead on the table which will make it harder to clean, I guess); pour dough over the flour:
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 5

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 5

  6. Season dough with more flour and start kneading; keep seasoning dough with more flour if it gets sticky:
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 6

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 6


    Here is a video of me kneading the dough, so you can see it in the motion:

  7. Knead until dough become elastic; then cover it with plastic and leave to settle for 15-20 mins:
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 7

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings: Step 7

  8. Then flour dough again and knead it several times – after that dough is ready; pick filling of your choice and make some dumplings!
    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings

    How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings

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4 Responses to “How to Prepare Dough for Dumplings”

  1. Emily Cobross says:

    How many does that make

  2. Stm says:

    I had a lot of fun making dumplings, but I could only make mini dumplings with the portion if dough I got from the recipe. I managed to make about 30 mini dumplings. Please put how many dumplings and the serving size in recipe. Otherwise, it’s a great addition to kitchen cooking.

    • Amount of dumplings will depend greatly on how thin you roll the dough, dumpling size and amount of stuffing you put into each dumpling, it will not be much of help if I say 50 or 30…

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