This is a follow-up to my post Chinese pot stickers or dumplings where you can learn how to make fillings for your pot stickers. This post will explain how to make pot sticker wrappers from scratch, using a simple mixture of all-purpose flour, salt and water.
Although time-consuming, there are many advantages to making your own wrappers: better taste, fresh wrappers are more malleable so they are easier to fold – and most importantly: you know what you are putting in them. If you are making 100 pot stickers or more to store, this method is also cheaper. The following amounts yield approximately 25 wrappers. Modify quantities proportionately for more.
How to make pot sticker wrappers from scratch
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of cold water
- 1/4 tea-spoon of salt
Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl, using chopsticks or mixing spatula until the mixture becomes lumpy.
Add additional water if needed by the tea-spoon.
Knead with clean, bare hands on a lightly floured board until dough no longer sticks to hands.
Make a "snake" shape with the dough of about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Using a knife, cut the dough into one-inch pieces and gently flatten them to make a small circle.
Using a roller, roll the dough circles to make them thin and pliable.
If you are stacking the wrappers for later filling, add flour between each wrapper to keep them from sticking. Otherwise, fill immediately and fold - make it fun by having someone help you with the filling while you make the wrappers.
Continue to read this post for folding and cooking instructions.
The following videos will give you a better idea of how to shape the dough and roll the dough to make the wrappers. Refer to my post Chinese pot stickers or dumplings for how to fold the wrappers and how to make the pot sticker filling and dipping sauce. Enjoy!
How to prep the dough to be cut for wrappers:
How to roll the wrappers:
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