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Basic Dumplings Dough

Discover the art of homemade dumplings with this Basic Dumpling Dough recipe. Master the fundamental skill of creating the perfect dough that forms the foundation of exquisite dumplings. With precise measurements and straightforward steps, embark on a culinary journey that elevates your dining experience to new heights.

Total Time
40 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 15 – 20 Servings

  • 250g all-purpose flour
    150ml warm water (approximately 40°C)
    1/2 teaspoon salt

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    10 min
  • Cooking Time
    30 min

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    1. Mix the Flour and Salt:
      In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour.
    2. Add Warm Water:
      Gradually pour the warm water into the well while stirring the flour mixture with a fork or chopsticks. Continue stirring until the dough starts to come together.
    3. Knead the Dough:
      Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes or until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough feels too sticky, add a little more flour; if it’s too dry, add a bit more warm water.
    4. Rest the Dough:
      Shape the dough into a ball and cover it with a damp cloth. Let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This allows the gluten to relax and makes the dough easier to work with.
    5. Divide and Roll:
      After resting, divide the dough into small equal-sized portions. Roll each portion into a thin circle or square, depending on your preference and the type of dumplings you want to make.
    Pro Tips
    • Ensure the water is warm but not boiling hot: it helps activate the gluten in the flour.
    • Resting the dough is crucial: it enhances the texture and makes it easier to roll.
    • Experiment with different fillings like minced pork, vegetables, or shrimp for diverse dumpling experiences.
    • For a professional touch, roll the dough thin for delicate dumplings, but not too thin to avoid tearing.


Calories per Serving:
Caloric content may vary based on the size and filling of the dumplings.

Happy cooking! Enjoy the delightful process of creating your own dumplings, brimming with flavors and tradition.

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