Dumplings with meat filling
I really love to eat dumplings, especially during the Christmas season I'm eating them mostly every day as a main dish or as a snack. Even when it takes some time to prepare them, it's totally worth it. And don't worry, the recipe is very simple :)


Ingredients for approx. 30 dumplings

For the dough:

250g Flour
115ml Water
A pinch of Salt

For the filling:

250g Mincemeat
100g Mushrooms
75g Cream Cheese
50g Sprouts
2 Green Onion
2 Garlic Clove
2 Tsp Mustard
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp Chilli Flakes


Preparation

Start by cutting the vegetables and mushrooms into small pieces and fry them in some oil or butter over medium heat. After a few minutes, you can also stir in the cream cheese.

While the vegetables are sizzling in the pan, you can prepare the dough for the dumplings. Simply knead flour, water and salt together until you get a slightly elastic and non-sticky dough. Roll it out very thinly and cut some circles out of the dough. I always use a dumpling shaper, but you can also use a wide glass or cup if you don?t have a shaper.

After preparing the dough and mixing the vegetables with the cheese, you can season the meat and mix it with the fried vegetables. Then take about half a teaspoon (depending on the size of the dumplings) of the meat filling and put it in the middle of the dumpling. Fold them together and press the outer edge firmly together so that the dumplings do not open while cooking.

Once you've done that, bring some salted water to boil and reduce the heat to a medium level. Put the dumplings into the water and let them cook for about 10 minutes.

As a last step, you can fry the cooked and dried dumplings in some butter or oil. Personally, I like to do that because I love it when my dumplings are a bit crispy on the outside :D
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