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chinese chive pockets/dumplings ‘韭菜盒子’ with crispy, chewy crust & a flavorful fi…

chinese chive pockets/dumplings ‘韭菜盒子’ with crispy, chewy crust & a flavorful filling.⠀⠀⠀
by woon.heng ⁣⠀⠀⠀

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recipe (makes ~9 palm size pockets)⁣ 🌱filling ingredients:⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1/2 – 3/4 lb chinese chive – cleaned, drained & finely chopped⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 8oz firm tofu – mashed, pan fried & seasoned with salt & white pepper⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1 bundle mung bean thread – softened in hot water & cut into fine shred⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (adjust to your preference)⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1 teaspoon organic sugar⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ a few shakes of white pepper⁣⠀⠀⠀
🌱dough ingredients:⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1/2 cup hot boiling water⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ 1/4 cup cold water⁣⠀⠀⠀
~ pinch of salt⁣⠀⠀⠀
✅to make the dough, place flour & salt in a mixing bowl, then gradually pour in boiling water into the dry ingredients while stirring continuously using a spatula/chopsticks. ✅continue adding cold water & knead into a soft dough, then let rest for 30 mins, covered.⁣⠀⠀⠀
✅meanwhile, place chopped chive, mung bean thread & mashed tofu in a bowl. season accordingly with toasted sesame oil, salt, sugar & white pepper (adjust taste accordingly).⁣⠀⠀⠀
✅to make the pockets, dust countertop with flour & divide dough into 9 pieces. flatten each one with your palm & roll it into a circular disk by keeping the middle slightly thicker than the side. fill each dough with fillings & pleat to seal by pinching the side.⁣⠀⠀⠀
✅in a heated non-stick/cast iron pan with a drizzle of oil, toast pockets until golden brown on all side over low-med heat (covered). serve warm with sambal oelek⠀


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