Note: I have a sneaky little habit of looking up recipes and changing them as I go along. This recipe is no exception and the recipe here is my modified version. The original recipe can be found at Chinese Food DIY.
2 1/2 cups flour, sifted (or, if you're like me and don't have a sifter, run a whisk through it a few times to break up any clumps)
1 lb ground pork (Not a pork fan? Try some ground beef! The site also recommended mutton.)
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
6 1/2 tbsp scallions, chopped
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp oyster sauce
1/8 tsp five-spice powder
1. Mix the flour with enough water to make a dough (approximately 3 1/2 ounces of water and yes I DID break out the scale to weight the water in ounces). Knead until smooth and let it stand for about 30 minutes. The dough will be sticky so you might want to flour up your hands.
While the dough is resting, mix up your filling. Mix the pork, scallions, five spice powder, soy sauce, salt and oyster sauce in a bowl until it makes a paste (word of caution: go easy on the salt! Soy sauce is REALLY salty and, if after they're cooked and you need more flavor, do like we did and dip the dumplings in more soy sauce.)
Cheers, or rather, gan bei!
**Try it, like it, hate it? Let me know! Have a great weekend and a Happy Labor Day to all my fellow Americans. I'm off to the Decatur Book Festival!