The dough is simple to whip up with only 4 ingredients and minimal work.
-10 oz AP flour
-1/4 tsp. salt
-1 T vegetable oil (I used walnut)
-3/4 cup boiling water
Stir up the flour and salt in a bowl. Pour the oil into the hot water and add to the flour in two additions, stirring with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be lumpy, knead on a counter top until smooth, about 3 minutes.
Place sough in a resealable bag and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
The filling can include whatever your heart desires. I used the following:
-3/4 lb ground pork
-1 tsp salt
-1 T Chinese chives,
-1 T oil
-3 minced cloves of garlic
-1 T soy sauce
Pinch one piece of dough into a circle at a time. Use a skewer or a rolling pin to thin out the dumpling wrapper.
Dollop a mound of filling into the center of the round and wet the edge of 1/2 of the circle. Fold over and pinch. Shape as desired.
Boil or steam for 4-5 minutes or freeze to store and boil/steam for 6-8 minutes straight from the freezer.