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Peanut Dumplings

Sweet Dumplings

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Ingredients:

For the outer dough:

  • ¾ cup glutinous rice flour 75g
  • 6 tablespoons water 90ml, hot

For the filling:

  • 4 tablespoons peanuts 36g (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Wilson’s Coconut Oil

Serving Syrup:

  • 120ml water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 slice of ginger

Method:

If not already toasted, dry roast the peanuts in a skillet until gently brown and remove any shell. Without making the mixture smooth (you will want some texture) place the peanuts, peanut butter, sugar and Wilson’s Coconut Oil in a food processor and blend until combined.

Take rounded teaspoons of the peanut paste and spoon onto a parchment-lined plate or baking sheet in small mounds, roughly balls. Use all the mixture to make eight balls, as even as possible.

Place the plate/baking sheet in the freezer for a couple minutes while you prepare the outer dough.

Mix the rice flour and hot water for the dough to make a smooth dough.

Divide the dough into eight equal pieces and roll into balls. Use some flour on your hands if it is very sticky.

Flatten one of the pieces into a circle either with a rolling pin or your hands. Place one of the chilled peanut filling pieces in the middle. (Keep the remaining balls in the freezer so that they don’t get too soft to work with and only take out as needed)

Carefully bring up the sides of the dough to join together around the filling. Try not to have it doubled over but relatively even thickness on all sides. Once all joined, gently roll the dumpling in floured hands to form a ball. Repeat with the rest of the pieces of dough.

When ready to cook, bring a pan of water to a continuous boil and add the balls of dough. Cook for a few minutes until they rise to the top (like cooking gnocchi) then remove.

For a light syrup to serve, combine ½ cup (120ml) water with 2 tablespoons sugar and a slice of ginger. Place in a small pan and warm through until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool then remove the ginger. Omit ginger if you prefer not to have the ginger flavour.

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